Florida homeowners are facing property rate insurance hikes. Here’s why

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Homeowners across Florida have been facing large property rate insurance increases, and some are even losing coverage altogether.

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On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he’s confident lawmakers can get something done to help.

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An insurance agent told Channel 9 the problem stems from a couple different causes. One, the frequency of claims, specifically roof claims, have driven premiums up. Also, insurance companies aren’t making as much money off their investments because of the volatile market, causing some insurance companies to go insolvent.

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Jeff Levkulich

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