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‘Hurricane Tax’ On Insurance Policies To End 18 Months Early

An extra charge on property-insurance and auto-insurance policies to cover claims paid for the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons will end Jan. 1.

07/22/2014

Florida Money

Early End Forecast For ‘Hurricane Tax’

Collected to help pay claims from the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, an extra charge on homeowners- and auto-insurance policies will be removed 18 months earlier than previously expected.

06/18/2014

June 6, 2013:   In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida.  (Photo by: NOAA via Getty Images)

Citizens Property Insurance Braced For Hurricane Season

Citizens Property Insurance enters the 2014 hurricane season believing its finances are on solid ground.

05/29/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Florida Lawmakers Working On Flood Insurance Changes

Florida is responsible for about third of the policies written under the National Flood Insurance Program. This session, state lawmakers are moving bills forward that they hope will entice private insurance companies to sell flood policies in the state.

03/24/2014

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Legislature On Path To Trim Citizen’s Roles

The Legislature appears to be on a path to make it harder for non-homesteaded homes, often owned by people living out-of-state, to be added to or remain under the umbrella of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp.

CBS4–02/25/2013

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Scott: Personal Injury Protection Coverage Should Be Optional

Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that he would support making personal injury protection auto insurance coverage, or PIP, optional.

CBS4–07/30/2011

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