Four key drivers have increased property insurance rates by double- and triple-digits in Florida (as high as 111%) over recent years:
- Underwriting losses from catastrophe claims over the past six years, including loss creep ($1.4 billion in 2022, $1.6 billion in 2021, and $1 billion in 2020)
- Adverse loss reserve development (cost of claims greater than reserves allotted – by $337 million in 2021, $676 million in 2020, and $682 million in 2019)
- Higher reinsurance costs (up 54% in 2020, another 28% in 2021, and another 52% in 2022 – especially impactful on Florida’s reliant domestic market)
- Increases in costly litigation, despite the Florida Legislature’s 2019 Assignment of Benefits (AOB) reform and further 2021 Litigation & Solicitation reform. According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida has 7% of the nation’s homeowners insurance claims yet 76% of the nation’s homeowners insurance lawsuits. In 2021, insurance companies paid nearly $3.1 billion in direct Domestic Homeowners Defense Costs & Containment Expenses in their claims lawsuits.
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