Florida reinsurance News

Florida Regulators ‘Encouraged‘ by Insurers’ Stress Test Results

Florida property insurers are well-capitalized and able to handle a 1-in-100 year storm event if and when it occurs in the state, according to the Florida Office of Insurance’s 2015 Data Call and subsequent stress test report. The annual Reinsurance …

Aon Expands Florida Reinsurance Operations

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc, is expanding its reinsurance and analytical capabilities in the state of Florida. Beginning January 2016, Aon Benfield will increase the number of reinsurance broking and analytics colleagues based …

Price Declines Slow on June U.S. Reinsurance Renewals: Guy Carpenter

After two years of price decreases averaging 15 percent on U.S. property catastrophe placements, risk-adjusted pricing moderated at the most recent June renewals. Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter & Co. reported that the price declines are averaging in the high single …

Florida Insurance Rates Still High Despite Several Storm-Free Seasons

Living in a (semi)-tropical paradise has a price – and apparently, not even going nine years without a major hurricane strike will change that. While Florida’s property insurance market has stabilized somewhat since eight storms battered the state in 2004 …

Florida Hurricane Fund Financial Condition As ‘Strong As Ever’

Florida is ending this year’s storm season with some good news. The state-created fund that backs up private insurers in Florida remains in the best financial shape it has been since it was created 20 years ago. New estimates drawn …

Florida Regulator McCarty Answers CFO Over Reinsurance Costs

Florida’s insurance regulator, in response to questions why lower reinsurance costs have not translated into reduced homeowners rates, said insurers have significant leeway in how they incorporate those costs into rates and any changes can take a significant amount of …

Florida CFO: Why Aren’t Florida Property Rates Falling Along with Reinsurance?

Florida’s top financial officer is questioning regulators on why reports of significantly lower reinsurance costs worldwide are not translating into reduced premiums for homeowners around the state. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater in a letter this week to Insurance Commissioner …

Florida Looks to Restructure Its Hurricane Fund; Federal Option Proposed

Florida lawmakers are poised to consider restructuring the state-run property reinsurance facility by possibly lowering its mandatory annual capacity by billions due to concerns that one major storm could exhaust its resources and leave insurers without further coverage. The Florida …