Homeowners insurance fee may soon expire in Florida

Florida Homeowners Insurance

Fee issued on homeowners insurance policies and auto insurance policies will come to an end in 2015 Florida’s so called “Hurricane Tax” on homeowners and drivers is expected to come to an end at the beginning of 2015. Policyholders have been paying an extra fee for their property and auto coverage for some time, but the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has ordered that insurers put an end to these fees 18 months ahead of when these fees were initially meant to expire. Insurers have until January 1, 2015, to…

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Homeowners insurance rates in Florida may spike under new bill

Homeowners Insurance

Property owners could find themselves paying a great deal more should SB1770 pass. If a new Senate Bill (SB 1770) is able to pass the Florida Legislature, property owners purchasing homeowners insurance coverage through Citizens could be facing steep rates. The complex bill made its way relatively smoothly through the Senate of the state. Throughout that time, lawmakers have been hearing considerable figures regarding the costs that would be faced within the state if a large hurricane should strike. These figures included $100 billion in possible damages, over $9 billion…

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Homeowners insurance plans from Citizens accepted by Florida lawmakers

Florida homeowners insurance, Citizens Property

A panel of state officials have embraced new plans by the insurer of last resort. A proposal by the state run homeowners insurance company, Citizens, has now been accepted by Florida lawmakers, changing the current regulations so that the company will now be able to provide private insurers with loans of up to $350 million in order to encourage them to provide residents of the state with coverage so that the company will continue to shrink. The largest insurer in the state currently covers over 1.4 million policyholders. The insurer…

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