Florida To Impose Surcharge On Homeowners To Bail Out State-Backed Property Insurer, Provide Subsidies To Those Who Live Closest To Coast

RiskProf is going to hate this story.  Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s state-backed insurance pool and insurer of last resort, will charge a 2 percent tax to all homeowners, apparently whether they participate in the pool or not, to make up for shortfalls in the fund.  Here’s a previous post about Citizens, which is receiving record applications and is on a pace to become Florida’s largest home insurer.  Hey, why not, when it has the power of the state to bail it out of bad actuarial moves?

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  1. You can read my mind! Seriously, this is just part of the the cost of subsidizing the higher risk homes. Hopefully, it will state on everyone’s homeowners bill that this 2% surcharge is a “Subsidy to the owners of high risk homes.” it will probably be hidden by some regulatory doublespeak so people won’t really know what it is.