Florida Focus

As the annual legislative session gets underway tomorrow in Tallahassee, Florida, the availability and affordability of coastal property insurance continues to be a hot-button issue. So it’s appropriate we check in with the latest poll of Florida voters for their take on the issue. The statewide poll, by the Property Casualty Insurers of America (PCI), surveyed and analyzed the views of 800 likely voters in the sunshine state. Its key findings:Â  

  • Homeowners insurance ranked as the No. 2 overall priority among Floridians after property taxes  

  • 91 percent agree that the state should focus on helping reduce losses through better storm-proofing, such as controlling how and where homes are built  

  • 75 percent of Floridians believe that the Legislature has not delivered on their promises to reduce the cost of homeowners insurance  

  • 75 percent of Floridians believe that the long-term stabilization of rates is more important than immediate rate relief

Check out the I.I.I.’s latest information on the Florida property insurance market.  

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