Paige St. John reported on another blockbuster insurance story over the weekend in Gov. Scott Quietly Trying to Kill Citizens Insurance. After obtaining internal government documents and emails, St. John reported:

Gov. Rick Scott has secretly pushed to kill Citizens Property Insurance before his first term ends…

In a February meeting with the industry lobbyists writing bills for the upcoming legislative session, documents show Gov. Scott’s top staff sought to force the 1.3 million property owners who now have a policy from the state-run carrier back into the private market, "phasing out Citizens completely."

…The gap would force many Florida property owners to turn to the unregulated surplus lines market, where rates are unchecked and policies are not backed by a state guarantee fund.

Continue Reading Will Citizens Property Insurance Go Out of Business?

The New Year brings new opportunities and new challenges. Unfortunately, this year brings more challenges than opportunities for policyholders in Florida. Charlie Crist no longer wields the veto pen that struck down anti-consumer legislation in the past. Instead, he has been replaced with a Governor who campaigned on a very pro-industry platform. In addition, the Florida Legislature may have become even more pro-industry than before. These circumstances have created an atmosphere in Tallahassee whereby the industry is in a position to get a lot of the changes it has previously lobbied for.

Continue Reading The Industry’s Greatest Fear is an Active, Educated and Unified Policyholder Base