TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Far more than a dozen property insurance businesses are set to have their ratings downgraded in Florida.
The Florida Workplace of Insurance policy Regulation confirmed to 8 On Your Side Thursday that 17 insurance coverage companies overall are heading to be downgraded by the rating agency Demotech. Marketplace industry experts say that downgrade will impression hundreds of 1000’s of families across Florida – which includes in the Tampa Bay place.
Property finance loan suppliers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac require house owners to have a policy with an A-rated corporation. Any individual who has a plan with any of the 17 providers that will be dropping its A-rating could be compelled to locate a new plan – possibly one that could cost far more and deliver much less coverage.
8 On Your Aspect is performing to find out which companies are acquiring their scores downgraded.
In the meantime, Demotech’s decision to downgrade the providers is becoming challenged by the FOIR. Commissioner David Altmaier is requesting the ranking agency reconsider the conclusions they’ve attained about the viability of the providers.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ workplace sent the pursuing assertion soon after the announcement was manufactured:
“We share the considerations expressed by Florida’s Main Economic Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis and the Business office of Insurance plan Regulation (OIR) about Ohio-centered Demotech’s seemingly inconsistent software of its very own methodology and its unilateral decision to downgrade a lot of Florida insurers, influencing the procedures of thousands and thousands of Floridians. We will carry on to keep an eye on the problem and we aid OIR in their core mission of furnishing balance to Florida’s insurance policy industry.”
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