The state’s Office of Insurance Regulation is considering a request by Citizens Property Insurance Corp. for another round of rate hikes in 2014.
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ordered his auditor general to investigate whether officials at Citizens Property Insurance Corp. retaliated against whistle blowers within the state-backed insurer when they shut down the internal investigation unit last month.
itizens Property Insurance Corp would offer $300 million in loans to encourage private companies to take policies out of the state-backed insurer under a plan unveiled Thursday that backers say could reduce Citizens’ non-coastal ranks by a third.
The new head of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. made his debut before the governor and Cabinet on Tuesday, saying the state-backed insurer needs to raise rates but conceded that the issue is a political hornet’s nest.