Will stopgap measure dig Florida home insurance market out of crisis?

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Regulators have announced a plan using Citizens to avoid consequences of financial ratings agency downgrades. Regulators have announced that they will be using Citizens as a part of a Florida home insurance stopgap plan in the hopes of avoiding the ramifications of financial ratings agency downgrades across several property insurers. The plan is meant to provide a temporary fix, making sure residents will maintain their coverage. The Florida home insurance stopgap plan will use the state’s insurer of last resort, Citizens, as a financial backstop. The insurer will take on…

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Florida passes homeowners insurance bill including $10k for home hardening

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State residents could receive $2 for every $1 they pay for upgrades to protect their homes from damage. Florida state lawmakers have passed a bill to update homeowners insurance regulations and bring back a 16-year-old program that would pay an owner as much as $10,000 for home hardening upgrades. The goal of the legislators was to help ease the sharply increasing rates residents are paying for coverage. The new program meant to help reign in the skyrocketing homeowners insurance rates is called My Safe Florida Home. It has been designed…

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Homeowners insurance may become more expensive in Florida

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Homeowners insurance in Florida facing major changes due to new legislation Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance, a state-run organization that offers homeowners insurance coverage throughout the state, has been laboring under the weight of significant financial problems for the past few years. Last year, the state-run company was tasked by Florida lawmakers to make drastic changes to its business structure in order to overcome its financial challenges. The number of policies represented by the insurer and the premiums associated with these policies have been the major focus on this restructuring. A…

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