For quite some time I have posted articles  about Citizens wanting to raise rates 25% or more annually and they are Governmant mandated to be at 10% as a statewide average. In the next Congresional session, they will now discuss Citizens being able to make the rates fiscally sound which means large rate hikes in 2014 or sooner. Fort Lauderdale and all of South Florida will get the biggest hit as rates could jump 25-50% here as we are all hit harder then North of Lake Okeechobee. This will make sure that if The CEO of Citizens Barry Gilway  and Governor Rick  Scott cannot depopulate as they have tried then the rates must go up to make Citizens financially sound and priced so that people will stop choosing them because of price. Citizens should always be chosen based on the inability to get Insurance from the Private market which is still quite good in most areas. Please read the full article below and call L & S at 1-888-244-7400 for all of your quotes on Home, Auto, Flood, Business & Commercial and Life Insurance as well.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/12/06/272983.htm