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Citizens Property Insurance (Source: citizensfla.com)

Citizens Defends Rate Hike Proposal

The chief risk officer for Citizens Property Insurance has sent a letter to the state insurance consumer advocate defending a proposed rate hike under review by the Office of Insurance Regulation.

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Citizens Property Insurance (Source: citizensfla.com)

Advocate Urges Closer Look At Citizens Rate Hike

Florida’s new insurance consumer advocate wants Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty to “strongly consider” the large amount of reinsurance purchased by the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance before making any decision on the company’s requested 3.2 percent rate hike.

09/02/2015

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Citizens CEO: Rate Hike Due To Spike In Water Claims

A “disturbing” rise in water-damage claims in South Florida is driving Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to seek an average 3.2 percent increase in rates for many homeowners, the president of the state-backed insurer said Tuesday.

08/25/2015

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Scott, Cabinet Set New Agency Oversight Guidelines

A trio of agency heads whose necks have been on the governor’s chopping block earned a couple of extra months stay on Tuesday.

03/10/2015

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Citizens Insurance Given Okay To End Surcharge Early

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has formally approved an early end to a surcharge Citizens Property Insurance Corp. customers have been paying because of damages from the last of the 2005 hurricanes.

03/09/2015

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Media, Open-Government Groups Seek Answers On Bailey Ouster

Governor Rick Scott is getting pressure from media organizations and open-government advocates who filed a lawsuit over the ouster of Florida’s top cop.

02/04/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Scott Disputes That FDLE Leader Faced Immediate Ouster

Gov. Rick Scott’s office continued pushing back Monday against claims his staff forced longtime Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey to resign immediately in December.

02/02/2015

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State Approves Lower Worker Comp Rates

Florida businesses will save some money next year. The state’s Office of Insurance Regulation has announced an overall 5.2 percent decrease in workers-compensation insurance rates.

11/13/2014

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Workers’ Comp Rate Could Go Up Again

Workers’ comp insurers are seeking a one percent increase, meaning employers across the state of Florida could have to pay more for their workers’ compensation insurance.

08/16/2013

Hurricane WIlma hit South Florida in October 2005 (Source: NOAA)

Hurricane Season To Impact Property Insurance Rates

Florida hasn’t seen a hurricane since 2005, but that hasn’t stopped property insurance rates from going up. Hurricane Wilma was the last of eight hurricanes to hit the state from 2004 to 2005. It raked the southern end of Florida and caused billions in damages.

CBS Miami–05/27/2013

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