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Are Rate Increases of 60% Ahead for Citizens?

Interesting.

Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate Sean Michael Shaw toldThe Palm Beach Post that lawmakers should let Citizens premiums increase by as much as needed to make the state-run insurer financially sound.

“Whatever the number is that Citizens needs to be at to be actuarially sound, that’s what I advocate,” Shaw said. (Listen here.)

A Citizens task force said that number could be as much as 30 percent statewide. CFO Alex Sink said making Citizens “actuarially sound” could mean a 60 percent jump for some homeowners along the coast, but that lawmakers should aim for less.

The full story here.

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