Florida property insurance News

Vertafore Expands Comparative Rating System Into Florida Property Market

Vertafore, a provider of insurance technology, has added several new homeowner carriers to their flagship comparative rating system PL Rating, expanding the company’s reach into the Florida property market. Since its acquisition of QQSolutions, a Florida-based agency management system and …

A.M. Best Special Report: Florida Property Insurers Remain Untested

The property insurance market in Florida has significantly shifted in market share as Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (Citizens)—the state-run property insurance company—continues to depopulate and move policyholders to the private market, which has increasingly seen the emergence of newly formed, …

Florida’s Tower Hill Prime Now Writing Commercial Lines Products in the State

Tower Hill Insurance Group has made its commercial lines products available to Florida businesses through Tower Hill Prime Insurance Co. Tower Hill Prime is an admitted property and casualty carrier headquartered in Gainesville, Fla. Previously, only personal lines products were …

Heritage Insurance Launches Commercial Residential Program

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. has launched a new insurance program for commercial residential properties in Florida. The new line will be written by Heritage’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Co. Randy Jones, commercial president, says the commercial residential …

Florida’s Citizens Has New Plan to Shift 200,000 Policies to 8 Private Insurers

Florida’s largest insurer could be shifting thousands more of its policyholders away from the state-created company and into private insurance companies. The head of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. announced Friday that as many as 200,000 customers from across the state …

Security First to Lower Florida Homeowners Insurance Rates

Security First Insurance, one of Florida’s largest private property insurance companies, has told state regulators that it is going to lower rates by an average of 9.3 percent statewide. The lower rates will take effect for new customers on Oct. …

Florida’s Citizens Insurance Signs $45M Contract with Bolt for Clearinghouse

Florida’s state-backed property insurer has tapped a Connecticut-based firm to operate a new clearinghouse where new and renewal policyholders will be shopped to the private market before they are eligible for coverage. The Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board of governors …

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 …

Hurricane Season and Florida’s Insurance System: Living on Borrowed Time?

Mother Nature has been kind to Florida’s coastline lately with a record run of seven years without a hurricane making landfall, allowing property insurers time to re-stock their depleted coffers. As a result, before the new six-month hurricane season got …

Property Insurance on Agenda as Florida Legislature Opens

New leadership now controls Florida’s Republican-led Legislature, where the loquacious Don Gaetz presides in the Senate and 33-year-old Will Weatherford steps into the biggest test of his political career as speaker of the 120-member House of Representatives. As the nine-week …