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Insurer seeks 10 percent premium increase on home policies in Florida

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Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Co. has requested premium increases averaging nearly 10 percent on most Florida policy renewals effective on Dec. 1. The new rates would cover the approximately 68,200 homes and condo policies Heritage acquired last year from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Citizens, the state-run insurer of last resort in Florida, is pursuing a policy of “depopulation” — encouraging policyholders to shift to the private insurance market. Heritage acquired some 75 percent of its Florida policies from Citizens,…

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