Blog: 28 Florida home insurance rate hikes approved this summer
Sep 1, 2011
The following article was posted to the South Florida Sun Sentinel House Keys blog on August 31, 2011:
28 Home Insurance Rate Hikes Approved This Summer
By Julie Patel
State insurance regulators approved more than two dozen home insurance rate hikes this summer ranging from 6 to 34 percent.
They ordered a rate decrease of 4 percent for Cotton States Mutual Insurance, which announced it’s leaving Florida last year, and decreases of 6 percent for First Floridian Auto and Home Insurance, Phoenix Insurance, Travelers Indemnity and Travelers Indemnity Co. of America.
American Integrity Insurance Co. of Florida, which has 102,091 home insurance policies statewide and 13,575 in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, received 14 percent increases for two types of homeowner insurance policies it offers. Security First Insurance, with 119,205 policies statewide and 21,025 in South Florida, received a 9 percent increase for its homeowners multi-peril policies. And Universal Insurance Co. of North America, which has 81,834 policies statewide and 11,420 in South Florida, received a 12 percent increase for its homeowner property insurance policies.
The Office of Insurance Regulation has received 19 rate hike requests that are pending from Florida home insurers since June, when we last reported on insurers’ rate increase proposals. Only three companies proposed using a provision from a sweeping property insurance law passed this year that speeds up the rate hike process and the increases range from 5 percent to 7 percent.
The office will hold rate hearings on 12 percent rate hike proposals from Fidelity Fire & Casualty Company and First Protective Insurance Company next week.
The increases approved from June to August 11 are outlined below.
|TYPE OF INSURANCE||INSURANCE COMPANY||% INCREASE APPROVED|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||PREPARED INSURANCE||34*|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||HARTFORD INSURANCE CO. OF THE MIDWEST||25|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||FIDELITY NATIONAL PROPERTY & CASUALTY||21**|
|Mobile Home||SOUTHERN OAK INSURANCE||19*|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||GULFSTREAM PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE||15|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||HORACE MANN INSURANCE||14|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||TEACHERS INSURANCE||14|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||AMERICAN INTEGRITY INSURANCE CO. OF FLORIDA||14|
|Property (Fire)||AMERICAN INTEGRITY INSURANCE CO. OF FLORIDA||14|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||FEDERATED NATIONAL INSURANCE||14|
|Property (Fire)||TEACHERS INSURANCE||14|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||ARK ROYAL INSURANCE||13**|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE||13|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||FIDELITY FIRE & CASUALTY||12|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||FIRST PROTECTIVE INSURANCE||12|
|Property (Fire)||UNIVERSAL INSURANCE CO. OF NORTH AMERICA||12|
|Mobile Home||FARM BUREAU GENERAL INSURANCE||12|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||TOWER HILL PREFERRED INSURANCE||10|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||OMEGA INSURANCE||10|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||SECURITY FIRST INSURANCE||9|
|Mobile Home||FOREMOST INSURANCE CO. FLORIDA||9|
|Mobile Home||FOREMOST PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE||7|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||ADDISON INSURANCY||7|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||UNITED FIRE AND CASUALTY||7|
|Mobile Home||MODERN USA INSURANCE||7|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||GULFSTREAM PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE||7**|
|Mobile Home||AMERICAN TRADITIONSINSURANCE||6|
|Homeowners Multi-Peril||AMICA MUTUAL INSURANCE||4|
|*more than what was requested|
|**less than what was requested|