Is insurance driving us out of our homes?
The state created Citizens Property Insurance to be the insurer of last resort for Florida homeowners. But plans to shrink Citizens by loaning money to private insurance companies and allegations of corporate misconduct have sparked outcries by the public and some state officials.
On the other hand, the chair of the state Senate insurance committee says Florida needs to get "off the drug of artificially low insurance rates," particularly because non-Citizens policyholders would have to contribute for any shortfall if there were a major disaster.
Did your home insurance rise? Leave us a message at 305-330-WLRN (9576) or write your thoughts below. We'll be sharing some of your comments on WLRN's The Florida Roundup this Friday. We'll also answer your questions on an online Q&A with a Miami Herald reporter who has written extensively about Citizens, Toluse Olorunnipa, on Thursday, February 7th at noon at wlrn.org.