Florida property insurance market News

AM Best: Florida’s Property Insurance Market Hit 5-Year Financial Low in 2020

AM Best’s composite of Florida property insurance companies hit five-year performance and surplus lows in 2020, and given persisting and significant market hurdles, companies will find sustaining current surplus levels a challenge, according to a new commentary from the ratings …

Florida Legislature Passes Major Changes to Auto, Property Insurance Markets

Florida lawmakers passed two bills on the last day of their 2021 legislative session that make major changes to the state’s auto and property insurance markets. The actions follow weeks of back-and-forth debate on the proposals between the House and …

Court Orders Liquidation of American Capital; Policies to Cancel May 14

Florida-based American Capital Assurance Corp. is officially in receivership and is in the process of being liquidated after being deemed insolvent by Florida’s insurance regulator earlier this month. The Florida Department of Financial Services, which serves as the receiver for …

NAIC Data: Florida Property Lawsuits Total 76% of Insurer Litigation in U.S.

New information from Florida’s insurance regulator paints a stark picture of the extent of litigation facing the state’s domestic insurers. The information comes as numerous stakeholders push for legislative reforms to address the litigation issue they blame for fueling the …

Regulator Deems Florida-Based American Capital Assurance Corp. Insolvent

After negative moves by ratings agencies last month to address its financial issues, Florida’s insurance regulator says American Capital Assurance Corp. (AmCap) is insolvent and should be placed in receivership, In a letter dated April 2 to Chief Financial Officer …

Florida Agents Join Consumer Advocate in Fight Against Contractor Fraud

As Florida insurers focus on addressing mounting losses in the state’s property insurance market with legislative reforms, rising rates and coverage restrictions, other stakeholders are working to educate consumers about one issue that is perpetuating the markets problems – contractor …

Florida to Hold Hearing on Proposed National Specialty 24.9% Rate Increase

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will conduct a virtual rate hearing this week on a proposed 24.9% rate increase filed by National Specialty Insurance Co. for its homeowners multi-peril lines of business. Velocity Risk Underwriters, LLC is the Florida …

Insurance Agents on the Front Line of Florida’s Mounting Property Market Problems

While carriers face growing financial losses in Florida’s distressed property insurance market, insurance agents are on the front lines trying to help their clients who are being hit with double-digit rate increases, non-renewals, coverage restrictions or refusals from the admitted …

What Stakeholders Are Saying About the Florida Insurance Market

Florida stakeholders are pushing hard for the Florida Legislature to enact property insurance reforms this year to help the state address what has been deemed a market crisis. Read on for what everyone from the state’s insurance consumer advocate, to …

Demotech Withdraws Rating of American Capital, AM Best Issues Downgrade

American Capital Assurance Corp., a Florida-based insurer focused on commercial residential and non-residential property risks, as well as flood coverage, had its Demotech rating withdrawn and was downgraded by AM Best. Demotech announced March 5 that it had withdrawn American …