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Sat Nov 25, 2023, 11:24 PM Nov 25

People looking to leave Florida as they cannot afford insurance [View all]

Amazing this happened with the governor so laser focused on the real problems of his constituents, and not just fighting made up culture wars to try and impress MAGAts x1 billion


Soaring home insurance premiums in Florida are putting residents under unbearable financial pressure, with many telling Newsweek that they are considering leaving the state or moving somewhere cheaper within Florida.

The state has currently the most expensive home insurance premiums in the country, according to a recent report by the Insurance Information Institute. Residents are currently paying on average more than $4,200 per year compared to the national average of $1,700, according to data from Triple I.

While this is due in part to the increased risk of devastating weather events like hurricanes, other factors—including an excess of litigation and the dropping out of major insurers from the state—have contributed to the surge in premiums in recent years, for which Governor Ron DeSantis is being blamed.
The Republican governor has been accused of dragging his feet on the mounting insurance crisis in Florida, with Democratic Representative Maxwell Frost recently accusing him of a "lack of leadership."

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"No one could have foreseen..." dchill Nov 25 #1
Al Gore would have.. Anybody who wasn't Cha Nov 26 #7
Between rising seas & increased storm damage, seems like a lot of FL RockRaven Nov 25 #2
Absolutely....and both problems ain't getting better anytime soon. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 26 #30
True if you live near the water. I don't and my insurance is not bad..nt mitch96 Nov 25 #3
this disaster has been decades in the making. de-idiot is just there for the collapse. bullimiami Nov 26 #4
Insurance enid602 Nov 26 #5
Article leaves out one little detail BeyondGeography Nov 26 #6
Florida is mostly warm all year but it's no paradise Warpy Nov 26 #8
2 Hours? ProfessorGAC Nov 26 #9
It's the humidity that gets you... nt mitch96 Nov 26 #11
My a/c runs a lot more than two hours a day Deuxcents Nov 26 #24
That's Closer To What I Thought ProfessorGAC Nov 26 #28
To me it's just the opposite of living in a cold climate. When cold you go from a heated house to a heated car to a mitch96 Nov 26 #10
Sounds like the reason I moved to the desert Warpy Nov 26 #16
I liked my stay in Colorado. Lots of sunshine, nice people and lots and lots of good motorcycle roads.. mitch96 Nov 26 #23
There are downsides no matter where you are. shrike3 Nov 26 #19
2 hours in the evening? mcar Nov 26 #21
A lot of retirees move down there and into trailers Warpy Nov 26 #22
Anyone hearing about the insurance company..I think Citizens.. Deuxcents Nov 26 #25
Insurance companies really want to get out from under Florida Warpy Nov 26 #29
This is going to happen to all of the coastal states. yardwork Nov 26 #12
Double post. Sorry. Chainfire Nov 26 #13
Florida weather isn't that bad, it is our politics that suck. Chainfire Nov 26 #14
"I don't have to shovel snow" is the reason I usually hear from people moving to Florida. shrike3 Nov 26 #18
Well, I live in Minnesota and I don't shovel snow either. OldBaldy1701E Nov 26 #31
That apparently never occurs to snowbirds who don't want to shovel snow. shrike3 Nov 26 #33
Well it is quite an occupation around here. OldBaldy1701E Nov 27 #35
My relative moved to Florida because their spouse is disabled. shrike3 Nov 27 #36
I had to have a second shoulder surgery because of ice. Been there. (n/t) OldBaldy1701E Nov 27 #37
Just sand...n/t thenelm1 Nov 26 #34
That's a Gov's job. He wants to be prezdint lame54 Nov 26 #15
Why not do the opposite of what Trump does? LiberalFighter Nov 26 #17
Our homeowners insurance mcar Nov 26 #20
It's not just Florida kimbutgar Nov 26 #26
I left the state when my homeowner's insurance was $7000 per year Ritabert Nov 26 #27
A friend went without home insurance for two years because he could not afford a new roof that his insurance company dem keithbvadu2 Nov 26 #32
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