During Florida’s 2013 Legislative Session, 63 bills were filed regarding property insurance, 45 of which specifically proposed changes to Citizens, and one of which passed. SB 1770, a 72-page bill with dozens of amendments, makes various reforms intended to return Citizens to its intended role as Florida’s “insurer of last resort”. These reforms no doubt will impact policyholders, however according to Sen. Wilton Simpson, many constituents have reached out with questions and concerns about these changes.
To assist policyholders in understanding the bill’s impact, Simpson is holding Forums on May 20 and May 21 at the Pasco Hernando Community Colleges in New Port Richey and Spring Hill, respectively, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Representatives from Citizens will begin each of the forum with an overview followed by an opportunity for policyholders to have one-on-one sessions with a representative to review their individual questions and concerns. Simpson’s staff will also be available to meet with policyholders until noon at each location.
“I am hopeful that bringing Citizens down to the district will get people the answers they need,”said Simpson.