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Senate Bill 408. Senate Bill 408 makes sweeping changes to laws related to property insurance, primarily residential property insurance. SENATE BILL 408. Senate Bill 408 Florida State Senate Increases minimum surplus requirements to $15 million dollars for Residential Property Insurers.

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senate bill 408
Senate Bill 408

Senate Bill 408 makes sweeping changes to laws related to property insurance, primarily residential property insurance

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SENATE BILL 408

Senate Bill 408 Florida State Senate

  • Increases minimum surplus requirements

to $15 million dollars for Residential Property Insurers

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SENATE BILL 408

Senate Bill 408 addresses many issues that will impact your

  • Property Insurance Premiums
  • Surplus Requirements for residential property insurers
  • Changes current replacement cost coverage
  • Requires windstorm & hurricane claims to be filed within

3 years

  • Sinkhole loss claims within two years
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Senate Bill 408

If you are a homeowner

You Need to Get Involved

Before it is too late!

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  • Would allow an insurer to cancel or non renew your property insurance policy
  • Removes the requirement that a property insurer must offer Sinkhole coverage
  • Eliminates application of statutes governing catastrophic ground cover collapse and sinkhole loss coverage
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IF YOU ARE A PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER

You need to get involved!

SB 408Revises the regulation of public insurance adjusters by placing limits on public adjuster compensation, prohibiting certain statements in public adjuster advertising, revising the contents of the public adjuster contract

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Senate Bill 408 Summary

  • Increases the minimum surplus requirements for residential property insurers to $15 million
  • Allows insurers offering personal lines property insurance to provide written notice of policy
  • Changes to their policyholders without having to non-renew an entire insurance policy due
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  • Modifies current replacement cost coverage and actual cash value provisions relating to dwellings and personal property
  • Requires windstorm and hurricane claims to be brought within three years and sinkhole loss claims to be brought within two years
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  • Modifies provisions related to windstorm damage mitigation discounts for residential property insurance and repeals the provision requiring the OIR to develop a method correlating mitigation discounts to the uniform home grading scale
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  • Renames the Citizens High Risk Account the Coastal Account and extends to December 1, 2013, the requirement to reduce the boundaries of the Citizens’ High Risk Account (wind-only coverage) if the probable maximum loss is not reduced at least 25 percent from the benchmark
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  • Allows an insurer seeking to take policies out of Citizens to do so in 45 days
  • Clarifies the ethics requirements for specified board members of the Citizens Property Insurance Corp., and provides that Board members abstain from voting under certain circumstances
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Senate Bill 408

Allows an insurer to cancel or non-renew a property insurance policy upon a minimum of 45 days’ notice based on a finding that the insurer lacks adequate reinsurance coverage for hurricane risk and other financial factors

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Senate Bill 408

Revises the regulation of public adjusters by placing limits on public adjuster compensation, prohibiting certain statements in public adjuster advertising, and revising the contents of the public adjuster contract

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Senate Bill 408

Removes the requirement that a property insurer must offer sinkhole coverage and eliminates application of statutes governing catastrophic ground cover collapse and sinkhole loss coverage from commercial property insurance policies;

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Senate Bill 408

Revises what constitutes a sinkhole loss

Revises procedures for insurers and policyholders relating to standards for sinkhole insurance claim investigations and revises the neutral evaluation process for sinkhole disputes

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Provides changes to the procedures pertaining to sinkhole reports by professional engineers or professional geologists and repeals the sinkhole database

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Florida law specifies certain minimum surplus and capital requirements for property and casualty insurers to transact insurance in the state. Under s. 624.407, F.S., the minimum surplus requirement for new property and casualty insurers in Florida, which includes residential property writers, is the greater of $5 million or ten percent of the insurer’s liabilities

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The minimum surplus requirement for a residential property insurer, once it is licensed in Florida, is the greater of $4 million or ten percent of the insurer’s liabilities

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The current surplus and capital requirements for property and casualty insurers have not been changed since 1993

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Senate and House Members

http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/

http://www.myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx

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To find your Legislators, enter either your mailing address or zip code. * = Required

Option 1: Mailing Address :

*City: , FL

— OR —

Option 2: Zip Code *Zip:

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This Bill in current form will impact

  • Property Owners
  • Condominium Owners/Residents
  • Mortgage Banks
  • Businesses
  • Everyone residing in Florida
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CITIZENS CALL TO ACTION IS NEEDED