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Florida’s Centauri Insurance Keeps ‘A’ Rating, Plans Expansion After Applied Acquisition

Centauri insurance companies (Centauri Specialty Insurance Co. and Centauri National Insurance Co.) have sustained their financial stability rating of “A” (Exceptional) from Demotech, after being strengthened financially through its recent acquisition by Applied Underwriters, the company said in a statement. …

HSCM Bermuda Takes Majority Stake in Florida Insurer Southern Fidelity After Merger

After a tumultuous year that included double-digit rate increases, an intervention by the state regulator and a merger, Florida-based insurer Southern Fidelity Insurance Co. (SFIC) and its affiliated entities have ceded a majority stake in ownership to Hudson Structure Capital …

Florida Property Insurance Market Inches Closer to Crisis – Part 2

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is monitoring the state’s property insurance situation that is seen as in a crisis by those in the industry. The regulator said the insurance market has been buffeted by multiple hurricanes in the last …

Florida Property Insurance Market Inches Closer to Crisis – Part 1

After years of warnings that the Florida property insurance market was heading towards an availability crisis, many in the industry say the moment of reckoning has arrived. They blame unchecked claims litigation from non-catastrophe water losses and rising reinsurance rates …

HCI Approved by Florida Regulator to Replace Anchor P&C Coverage for 43K Insureds

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved a plan for Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Insurance Company, a subsidiary of HCI Group, to provide replacement policies for Anchor Property and Casualty Insurance Co. policyholders. The approved plan provides policyholders …

HCI to Acquire Policies of Florida’s Anchor P&C; Weston to Acquire Anchor Specialty

Two Florida-based homeowners insurers, Anchor Property & Casualty and Anchor Specialty Insurance, have succumbed to market pressures in the state and will be acquired by other companies. Tampa, Fla.-based HCI Group has entered into a preliminary agreement for its subsidiary …

State Finds Florida Specialty Insurance Insolvent; 90K Homeowners Lose Coverage

Florida personal lines insurer Florida Specialty Insurance Co. (FSIC) has been ordered into receivership and will be liquidated after state regulators determined the company is insolvent and unable to establish a viable business plan moving forward. The Florida Department of …

Super Regional P/C Insurer Conference Registration Underway

Lake Geneva, WI, February 5, 2018- Following up on a sold-out inaugural conference last year, the industry’s second annual Super Regional P/C Insurer Conference has been scheduled for July 22-24, 2018 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake …

Here’s What a Category 5 Hurricane Could Do to Florida

Florida hasn’t suffered a category 5 storm since Hurricane Andrew hit the north Miami area on Aug. 24 1992, but the risk of such a storm has not gone away or even declined. In fact, the state’s risk of destruction …

25 Years Later…What If an Andrew-Type Storm Hit Florida Today?

Though Florida hasn’t suffered a category 5 storm since Hurricane Andrew hit the north Miami area on Aug. 24 1992, the risk of such a storm has not gone away or even declined. In fact, the state’s risk of destruction …