State Senator Mike Fasano is working with Policyholders of Florida to coordinate bus service to the upcoming Citizens public hearing on September 13. The Office of Insurance Regulation will be considering Citizens’ recent application for sinkhole rate increases that will reach up to 2000% in some counties (statewide average increase is 429%). The hearing will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa.
“Recognizing that many people may not have the ability to drive to the hearing, or who would rather not drive after dark, we are securing buses to bring people down to Tampa so they can participate,” Senator Fasano states.
The hearing will be the final opportunity for the public to weigh in on the devastating rate increase application. The Office of Insurance Regulation will be making its decision on the potential premium hikes in the days immediately following the hearing.
“I encourage everyone who is interested in attending to call my office and sign up,” Senator Fasano comments. “Too many people will be hurt if these rates are approved. I won’t stand for a single person to lose their home if these rate hikes force them out on the street. We need to stand strong as a community and show the Office of Insurance Regulation that the rate hikes being requested by Citizens won’t be tolerated. ”
To secure a seat on a bus please contact Senator Fasano’s office at (727) 848-5885. Once the number of riders is tallied, pick-up locations and times will be identified and riders will be notified regarding trip details.