DeSantis Sides with Insurance Companies as Many Floridians Face Rate Hikes

Today, Ron DeSantis signed legislation  aimed at helping shield insurance companies from lawsuits, even as the property insurance crisis in the state worsens. Today, one insurance company announced that it plans to raise rates on some Florida customers by over 50%, and some homeowners in southwest Florida are being shortchanged by their insurance companies after Hurricane Ian.

“After four years in Tallahassee, and two special sessions, Ron DeSantis continues to ignore the worsening property insurance crisis in Florida. Now, he’s signing legislation that makes it easier for insurance companies to rip off their policyholders and get away with it,” said Florida Democratic Party Spokesperson Devon Cruz. “DeSantis’s latest bill helps shield insurance companies from lawsuits while some policyholders are still expecting to see rate hikes and potential policy drops this year. Once again, DeSantis sides with insurance companies and corporations over Floridians.”

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