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Wave of homeowners forced to use Citizens Insurance

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Homeowners in Florida are signing up for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation at a frantic pace as hurricane season begins and the state’s insurance crisis seems to deepen.

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is currently writing policies at a frantic rate, approaching 900,000 in Florida.

It’s an issue that can have consequences for all Floridians.

Insurance agent Robert Norberg of Arden Insurance in Lantana is among the growing list who is using Citizens Insurance.

Robert Norberg, Arden Insurance, June 9, 2022

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Robert Norberg discusses the influx of people using Citizens Insurance in Florida.

“I will be in Citizens along with the rest of the folks,” Norberg said.

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There are plenty of folks using Citizens Insurance — more than 887,000 by the latest count. This number is growing and growing.

“Currently Citizens, I believe, is taking over 30,000 policies a month,” Norberg said. “The more people in Citizens, the worse it can be for the Florida economy and Florida consumers.”

What’s driving this is mostly canceled policies and suddenly insolvent companies cutting homeowners loose right at the start of hurricane season.

The latest company — Southern Fidelity — failed to meet financial requirements and is now endangering

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