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Florida Citizens to seek $850m of cat bonds before 2021 hurricane season

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is targeting a $2.6 billion reinsurance and risk transfer program in advance of the 2021 hurricane season beginning and within the renewed towers could be $850 million of new catastrophe bonds. Florida Citizens has been growing at an unsustainable rate, which its Chairman previously said makes read the full article →

Unsustainable growth makes Florida Citizens the “insurer of first resort”

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has increased its policy count by 28% in just the last 18 months and the insurer expects its growth to continue at an unsustainable rate, which now makes it "the insurer of first resort," according to its Chairman. Florida Citizens was always supposed to be the read the full article →

Florida Citizens growth suggests takeout opportunity returning

The opportunity to takeout insurance policies from Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Corporation may return once again, as the insurers portfolio is expanding faster than it expected and it feels some of the book may be attractive. Florida Citizens had previously said that the state of the Florida insurance market would drive read the full article →

Florida Citizens 17% growth in 2020 may drive reinsurance requirements

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is likely to see an increasing need for more risk transfer and reinsurance over the coming year, as it forecasts that its assumption of risk and policies will accelerate, with the state of the Florida insurance market set to drive its portfolio up by 17% read the full article →

Florida Citizens aims to continue its depopulation

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has shrunk its exposure significantly in recent years, thanks to a gradual privatisation of its risk through its policy depopulation program. Now, Florida Citizens wants to decrease its exposure even further, with a resumption of depopulation a possible route to gaining further private market participation in read the full article →

ILS & collateralized takes 42% of Citizens renewal, led by D.E. Shaw

The insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund market and other collateralized reinsurance sources took a roughly 42% chunk of the latest renewal placed by Florida's Citizens Property Insurance Corporation at June 1st this year. Of the ILS and collateralized markets, it was global tech development focused investment giant the D.E. Shaw Group that read the full article →

Citizens settles on $1.45bn reinsurance for 2019, rate-on-line reduces

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation settled on a slightly smaller reinsurance tower at its recent 2019 renewal as it only partially placed some layers. But the end result for its coastal account was a reduced average rate-on-line, compared to the previous year. Originally, Florida Citizens had been targeting roughly $1.6 billion read the full article →

Citizens increased reinsurance costs reflect firmer Florida market

The risk transfer planning at Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is underway after a board meeting that approved a $110 million budget to secure $703 million of fresh reinsurance coverage for 2019. That's quite an increase from the $92 million budget to secure $940 million of fresh reinsurance protection that Florida read the full article →

Florida Citizens lifts reinsurance & risk transfer to $1.6bn for 2019

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is set to buy a larger reinsurance program for 2019 as it adds $200 million of coverage for non-coastal residential properties its covers following increasing losses from hurricanes, non-weather water-loss claims, litigation and assignment of benefits abuse. In the past Citizens has only purchased reinsurance and read the full article →

Assignment of benefits (AOB) helped to drive hurricane loss creep

In the state of Florida the incidence of so-called assignment of benefits (AOB) lawsuits connected with property insurance claims have risen by more than 70% over the last five years and as this continues primary insurance rates are rising with them. The Insurance Information Institute (III) said in a recent report read the full article →