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Citizens Property Insurance Corp.

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  • State Farm dumps policies into Citizens

    State Farm dumps policies into Citizens
    State Farm, Florida's largest private home insurer, keeps shrinking as state-backed Citizens Property Insurance keeps growing. Coincidence? Not entirely: A 2008 state law allows companies like State Farm to continue giving multiple-policy discounts to...
  • Citizens raises some property insurance premiums

    Citizens raises some property insurance premiums
    Citizens Property Insurance is calculating the costs of rebuilding homes in a new way, and it's driving up some policyholders' premiums. Insurance agents report mixed results, with some complaining that Citizens is inflating how much it will cost to...
  • Three ways the Florida Legislature could raise your property insurance premiums

    Three ways the Florida Legislature could raise your property insurance premiums
    Lawmakers in Tallahassee are seriously considering three bills that could raise your property insurance premiums. The bills are intended to reduce fraudulent or inflated claims, draw new insurers to the state and strengthen the insurance market. State...
  • Reform Citizens insurance? Once more, with feeling

    Reform Citizens insurance? Once more, with feeling
    You are underwriting insurance for 500 beachfront mansions worth a combined $2.6 billion. If a big hurricane hits Florida and blows them down, you will be taxed to put them back together. This is because the owners buy insurance from state-owned...
  • Senate approves sweeping home insurance changes

    Senate approves sweeping home insurance changes
    A sweeping bill that would allow insurers to drop full sinkhole coverage and shorten the time policyholders have to file claims cleared the Senate by a 25 to 12 margin Thursday. The bill, which has about 20 provisions, would: Allow insurers to charge as...
  • This Legislature's 'smashing success' story: House Speaker Dean Cannon

    This Legislature's 'smashing success' story: House Speaker Dean Cannon
    I am amused by Rick Scott's claims of victory in this legislative session. This was House Speaker Dean Cannon's party. Scott entered the Governor's Office as a wildly firing cannon. It was Cannon who aimed the cannon at the targets he wanted to hit,...
  • Prepare in case you must file a claim with your insurance company

    Prepare in case you must file a claim with your insurance company
    How to file an insurance claim Try to call your insurance agent immediately. Begin making temporary repairs to prevent further damage. Save all receipts. Do not attempt to make permanent repairs until an insurance adjuster has inspected the home. Most...
  • What do port security, the Patriot Act and partisanship have in common?

     What do port security, the Patriot Act and partisanship have in common?
    In this edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from political lies to a contest for Florida's most unpopular politician. But first, I have a game for you to play: This year, while no one was looking, President Barack Obama made...
  • Citizens' plan to shrink could lower its risk by $190b

    Citizens' plan to shrink could lower its risk by $190b
    Citizens Property Insurance could get a green light today to implement changes that would lead to fewer policies, higher premiums and less financial risk for all Floridians. The Florida Cabinet will weigh 31 ways to shrink the state-backed insurer. Many...
  • Less regulated insurers a step closer to taking over Citizens policies

    Less regulated insurers a step closer to taking over Citizens policies
    Legislation allowing less regulated insurers to take over Citizens Property Insurance policies has now cleared both the House and Senate's insurance committees. Senators approved a bill, SB 578, by a 7 to 3 vote Wednesday because they're hoping the...
  • Citizens insurance to vote on downsizing policies, increasing parts of budget

    Citizens insurance to vote on downsizing policies, increasing parts of budget
    Citizens Property Insurance’s board will consider approving a plan Wednesday to shrink and reduce its financial risk to Floridians. All automobile and property insurance policyholders in the state would be charged fees if a major hurricane...