Last year, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. made headlines when it implemented a change that would cap coverage of non-weather-related water damage at $10,000 for policyholders who decide not to use the insurance company’s managed repair contractor network. This network consists of handpicked contractors that Citizens hopes will stem the common practice of contractors coercing policyholders into signing over the claim benefits, performing work that is unnecessary, and then filing litigation if the insurer refuses to pay.
Despite limiting the coverage policyholders can receive for water damage if they refuse to go with Citizens approved contractors, the changes seemingly have not stopped the insurer from raising the price of its insurance policy premiums, a move likely to go into effect during September of this year.
You can read more about the changes by visiting the following link on the Citizens website: https://www.citizensfla.com/-/20180612-updated-policy-language-and-new-coverage-limits-for-nonweather-water-related-losses. Remember that homeowners insurance companies may not be on your side when it comes to fixing damage to your home caused by Mother Nature. If you’re having issues, please give us a call and we can discuss your options.
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