A Shocker – Citizens Insurance Approves Rate Reduction

hurricane-ivan_200_600x450Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors approved an overall average reduction of 2.9 percent statewide for personal residential policyholders.

Single family homeowners will see an average drop of 3.2 percent and personal and commercial rates will decrease by 1 percent.

These recommendations, however, still must be approved by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation before they take effect.

But why wouldn’t they approve it?  After all, Florida has not had a major storm in eight years, bolstering insurance profits as well as reducing reinsurance cost (insurance policies taken out by insurers to offset major losses).

Only sinkhole policyholders in Hernando County will see a rate hike.


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