Tag Archives: rates

Florida’s Broward Commissioner is Asking Congress to Lower Insurance Rates

01 Apr

A bill in the U.S. House called the Natural Disaster Reinsurance Plan, hopes to lower insurance costs for policyholders in states that opt-in to the program which will scale back the requirements regarding the amount of reinsurance that insurance companies need to purchase.  Currently, a Broward commissioner is asking Congress to pass legislation he claims […]

Florida has 7 New Home Insurance Companies Entering the Market

01 Mar

Recently, Florida has seen seven new insurance companies enter the market for homeowners coverage. Currently, the average premium for homeowners coverage is $6,000 a year in the Sunshine state compared to a nationwide average of just $1,700 a year, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  The Insurance Information Institute is hopeful that the new insurance […]

Fall 2023: Florida Homeowners Insurance Premium Update

24 Oct

Despite the fact that the Florida legislation finally passed a couple of bills to deal with the ever-increasing cost of homeowners insurance, it seems unlikely that premiums will start to fall anytime soon according to a report put out by Karen Clark & Company (KCC), a risk modelling firm. The recent report, titled “Managing Expectations: […]

2023: Homeowners Insurance Premium Are Going Up

12 Oct

Many homeowners have been notified lately that their homeowners insurance premium is going to be headed up. According to the Insurance Information Institute, higher insurance costs can be blamed on a variety of factors which include more expensive building materials, supply chain issues as well as continuing labor shortages.  Factors that increase home insurance costs […]

5 New Homeowners Insurance Companies Step into the Florida Insurance Market

27 Sep

Florida’s property insurance disaster may be taking baby steps in the right direction as five new insurers step into the Florida market, taking over hundreds of thousands from Citizens Property, Florida’s insurer of last resort. This could lead to more insurance options for residents of the Sunshine State soon. The five companies in the mix […]

Top 5 Reasons Owning a Home is More Expensive than Renting

08 May

According to research from The Ascent, in 2019, homeowners spent an average of $26,418 per year in housing costs, while renters forked up $17,809 a year. Homeowners must spend an additional $8,609 a year according to the data. Homeowners typically have expenses that renter’s don’t have to cover at all or are less expensive for […]

Auto Insurance Premiums and Homeowners Insurance Premiums Are On The Rise

08 Mar

According to a recent report from TransUnion, auto and property insurance shopping rates shot up by 7% and 5%, respectively year-over-year in the fourth quarter of last year. “Insurance shopping was down significantly in Q4 2021 and generally suppressed throughout 2022,” TransUnion said in its report.  The report notes that 2021 and parts of 2022 […]

Florida 2022 Home Insurance Market Getting Worse Before Better

23 Jun

In Florida, the loss of homeowners insurance has become a serious problem. You may not have been affected yet, but you might be in the future. A recent announcement by Southern Fidelity Insurance that they will be liquidating their company means that 78,000 homeowners insurance policyholders will lose their coverage. This new failure marks the […]

Florida Homeowners Paying Higher Than Normal Rates

26 May

As hurricane season approaches, Florida lawmakers are headed back to the Capitol to deal with the property insurance market that is suffering from both skyrocketing premiums and numerous insurance companies going under. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said in recent press release “We’re not going to accept anything less than a very significant package” of changes […]