Citizens Takeout Customers to Get Side-By-Side Comparisons

Sun Sentinel Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill requiring state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to provide more information to customers targeted for “takeout” by private companies. Scott vetoed a similar bill last year. The new measure requires Citizens to provide estimates of comparable coverage in the private market and rates available with Citizens to customers…

Citizens Negotiating Managed Repair Program

Sun-Sentinel Posted: 04/19/2016, 01:57pm Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is sharing scant details about the scope of its new managed repair program — a cost-reduction initiative that industry experts figure will be imitated widely throughout Florida’s property insurance industry. The managed repair program is intended to allow state-run Citizens to control the claim from beginning to…

Corrine Brown: I’m Still Running for Congress

Sunshine State News By Allison Nielsen April 20, 2016 U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., says she will run for reelection after all, despite her congressional district being redrawn last year. Just this week, a group of federal judges rejected Brown’s lawsuit alleging the newly-redrawn congressional districts violate the Federal Voting Rights Act and unfairly disadvantage…

Private Insurers Piggybacking on Citizens’ New Claims Restrictions

Private insurance companies are lining up to request state approval of two key policy revisions intended to reduce losses from a practice called “assignment of benefits.” In late March, the state Office of Insurance Regulation approved requests by Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to limit the cost of emergency repairs after water breaches or other emergencies…

67 Apply to Become State’s Next Insurance Commissioner

Peter Schorsch  SPB Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet now have 67 names to pick from for state Insurance Commissioner. They decided to take more applications for the job after the March 29 Cabinet meeting, setting an April 15 application deadline. Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater had each favored two different candidates: Retired executive Jeffrey Bragg and state Rep. Bill Hager, a former Iowa insurance commissioner, respectively. Scott and…