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.

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Over the course of two years, Sarasota Herald-Tribune reporter Paige St. John meticulously examined Florida’s property insurers, compiling mountains of data by digging into financial records and chasing industry executives to far away places like Bermuda and Monte Carlo. St. John’s work exposed Florida insurers’ clandestine web of offshore accounts and shell corporations, which allow them to hide massive profits while leaving Floridians exposed to substantial risk.

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