19.1% increase  for all those people in Louisiana means 40% to some! This at a time when most people cannot even afford the homes they live in without this issue occuring. Obviously they are trying to make up Katrina costs among other issues, but I am sure this will not help most people. State Farm did an increase in Florida for about the same and they also took away all discounts as well. On top of this, they are trying to remove or reduce mitigation discounts from all Florida policyholders, but that has yet to be approved by the State of Florida. Mitigation discounts can be a huge savings for most if the home is better protected from Hurricane  claims and other issues.All in all in Florida, State farm policy holder’s that are not dropped, could see increases betweeen 50-100% in some cases.Please read the full story below;

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2010/01/11/106524.htm

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