June 2015


Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s Board of Governors has approved a 2016 rate package that lowers rates for nearly half of Citizens’ personal lines policyholders while responding to increased water loss claims and continued inadequate rates for its remaining policyholders along the coast, according to a statement by the insurer.

By unanimous vote, the board approved an overall rate increase of 3.2 percent for personal lines policyholders, with most of the increases targeting property owners along the coast and in South Florida, where the company said rates continue to be inadequate.

Coastal homeowners will see average multiperil increases of 8.6 percent while mobile homeowners and condominium owners will see rates rise by up to 10.2 percent. Personal lines policyholders clustered in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties will see the bulk of higher rates under the Legislative glide path established to bring those rates in line with the private market, if the rate package is approved.

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In his June 2 veto letter addressed to Secretary of State Kenneth W. Detzner, Scott expressed his objections to the legislation, saying the bill “undermines progress in growing the number of property insurance options and reducing assessment risks for Florida Families.”

According to the Florida House of Representatives Final Bill Analysis, as of July 1, 2015, a policyholder may elect not to be solicited for takeout more than once in a six-month period.

Scott wrote that this provision was of primary concern to him.

“This provision is inherently unfair to Citizens’ policyholders in that it limits policyholders’ private market options, which means they miss an opportunity to move to a better property insurance alternative,” he wrote.

The Citizens depopulation effort has proven to be successful, yet controversial, in lowering Citizens’ policy count and ensuring the insurer’s ability to pay claims for policyholders that cannot find insurance in the private market. Just this past March, the company announced that it is the smallest it has been since its creation in 2002, with a policy count of less than 600,000 as of March 13. That number represents a huge drop from its highest policyholder count of 1.5 million, or about 26 percent of the Florida residential market, in November 2012.

The insurer’s approved take-outs as of May 15 of this year totaled 632,286 and the total number of policies removed was 110,529.

”The reality is that significant improvements in profitability and the increasing financial strength of companies has been a major factor in our ability to return to our role as the state’s insurer of last resort,” Citizens President and CEO Barry Gilway told the Citizens Board of Governors back in March.

 

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