Regulators consider removing Florida Citizens Insurance $700K policy cap

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The issue of the cap has pulled a notable amount of attention from counties with high-value home. As Florida homeowners continue to struggle to obtain coverage, industry regulators are now considering the removal of a $700,000 cap on Citizens Insurance policies. The insurer of last result is not legally permitted to cover more than $700K of a “replacement cost”. The only exception to that Citizens Insurance replacement cost limit is in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, where there is a $1 million cap instead. The issue is that the home coverage…

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42K Louisiana home insurance policyholders were dropped last Friday

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The State Insurance Commissioner is scrambling to address the growing coverage crisis. Last Friday, a staggering 42,000 Louisiana home insurance customers learned that their policies were not going to be renewing and that they had 60 days to find a new policy to ensure uninterrupted coverage. This figure only adds to an already growing number of policyholders dropped by their insurers. According to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, there have been six home insurance companies that have completely withdrawn from the state and there are another fifty that have ceased…

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Florida property insurance special session set to tackle crisis

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Governor Ron DeSantis is calling lawmakers back in May to take on the market’s critical health. State Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he will be calling a special Florida property insurance session in May, bringing lawmakers back to work to try to repair the worst components of the crisis. Atlantic Hurricane Season is rapidly approaching and the homeowners policy market is in a critical state. With Atlantic Hurricane Season about to start on June 1, the governor is holding a special legislative session in May to take on the…

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Florida property insurance could get special legislative session

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Lawmakers are calling for the opportunity to work on this critical state in the issue. Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) has formally asked his colleagues to support the call he made to hold a special legislative session to focus on the Florida property insurance crisis. The state has been losing insurers as they withdraw or go into liquidation. “We can no longer wait on this issue,” said Brandes, who issued a “template letter” to his colleagues so those lawmakers could send it to the Department of State. The goal is…

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Homeowners insurance policies are still being dumped by Citizens

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The state backed insurer has said that it believes that it will be able to shrink to a smaller size than previously believed. Citizens Property Insurance has now received another wave of shedding homeowners insurance policies from regulators, and the company has now revealed that it will be able to reduce its size by more than what it had once thought. This latest round could allow the insurance company to shed an additional 93,500 of its policies. The state backed homeowners insurance company can now rid itself to up to…

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Louisiana insurance rebates remain unclaimed by policyholders eligible to claim the money

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says that $270 million in insurance rebates still remains unclaimed by policyholders this week. Late last month, Donelon issued a notice to policyholders explaining that they could be eligible for rebates. Thus far, however, no one has come forward looking to claim their share of the money. If the funds remain unclaimed, the state may seek to take control of the money. Such a move would only be possible if the state’s Legislature passes new laws regarding the matter. The money was recovered from property/casualty…

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