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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 …

Florida Domestic Insurer Sawgrass Mutual to ‘Wind Down’ Operations

Just a day after being downgraded by ratings agency Demotech, Florida-based insurer Sawgrass Mutual Insurance Company has revealed it is under administrative supervision by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. According to an amended consent order for administrative supervision dated …

Key Florida Players to Highlight Importance of Catastrophe Reinsurance

Although the role of catastrophe reinsurance in a wind exposed region is intuitively obvious to an insurance professional and most insurer rating agencies, the need for transparency, education and open dialogue on this important topic is necessary. Consumers, members of …

Penn. Intergovernmental Risk Management Association’s Rating Affirmed

Demotech Inc. has affirmed the “AAA” Financial Stability Rating (FSR) assigned to Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (PIRMA), a self-funded public entity pool. Demotech said PIRMA is a local government risk pool that offers comprehensive liability and property coverages specially …

Near National P/C Carriers Identified for 2015

The Demotech Company Classification System, established in the Feb. 12, 2007 issue of Insurance Journal, categorizes insurers into one of 11 categories based on an analysis of data reported by the companies to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The …

How Strong Is Florida’s ‘Revived’ Homeowners Market?

As Florida seeks to revive its private home insurance market after almost a decade without a hurricane, homeowners are pouring $6 billion a year in premiums into a new generation of small, in-state insurance companies with an unproven record of …

Reinsurance Costs Helping to Lower Florida Homeowners Rates: OIR Report

Florida’s top insurance regulator says that state residents are starting to benefit from a more competitive homeowners market as rates have started to trend downward due in part to the reduction in reinsurance costs. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty released …