The Palm Beach Post reports that state records also show half of the state's top 10 property insurers served fewer customers at the start of October than they did a year earlier.
Adding to homeowners' woes, the state's last-resort insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has proposed an 8 percent premium increase for 2019.
Hurricanes Irma and Michael generated more than $15 billion in claims in Florida in the past two hurricane seasons.
Besides the hurricanes, Citizens officials cite "the impact of skyrocketing non-weather-related water loss claims in South Florida."
Florida ranks No. 1 in home insurance costs. An average premium is more than $2,000, nearly double the U.S. average.
Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com
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