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Well, sometimes ‘opt out’ means ‘maybe later’ p4

Tue Feb 9th, 2016 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Last week, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation announced that another 66,500 policies with Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will be eligible for take-out in April. If the same depopulation process we have been talking about has not changed, those 65,000 homeowners and 1,500 commercial property owners will receive “encouragement letters” from Citizens notifying them that they have the option to purchase coverage from private insurance companies.

Well, sometimes ‘opt out’ means ‘maybe later’ p3

Mon Feb 1st, 2016 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We are picking up where we left off in our Jan. 20 post. The subject is the depopulation process that Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been undergoing for the last couple of years. This is one of those things that looks reasonable on paper, or sounds like a good idea at the time, but that definitely has some glitches. Unfortunately, the glitches are at the expense of policyholders — and some of those policyholders are more vulnerable seniors.

Well, doesn’t opt out’ sometimes mean ‘maybe later’?

Wed Jan 13th, 2016 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We usually write about insurance companies that are eager to say no, even before the policyholder has asked the question. In its efforts to downsize Citizens Property Insurance Corp., though, the state has apparently allowed private insurance companies not to take no for an answer — and for property owners to find themselves having to accept insurance they did not want.

Flood insurance changes afoot in Florida and, with luck, the US p3

Mon Oct 5th, 2015 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Florida has escaped Hurricane Joaquin, but the category 4 storm has contributed to an historic amount of flood damage. As the rain and the flooding continue, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has said her state is living through a 1,000-year flood. It could be weeks before power is returned to some affected areas. And, with so many historic buildings in Charleston, insurance companies are expecting an enormously expensive cleanup.

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