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2023 Rate Change and Florida Insurance Guaranty Association Assessment

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November 01, 2022

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has approved changes for all Commercial Lines effective January 1, 2023, for new and renewal policies that:

  • Increase the statutory maximum allowable individual rate change cap to 12% (“glidepath”).
  • Institute a 2023 Florida Insurance Guaranty Association Assessment (FIGA) Regular Assessment

See all changes below.



Rate Changes (All Types)

For policies written on or after January 1, 2023, the statutory maximum allowable cap for individual rate changes (“glidepath”) will be 12%, excluding coverage changes, mitigation adjustments, A-rated risks, required surcharges and assessments and a required rapid cash-build-up provision for the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF), if applicable. Rating worksheets have been updated as needed.

Note: As a result of Senate Bill 76, Citizens began increasing the capped “glide path” on rate increases by 1% annually until the cap reaches 15% in 2026. 



Insurance Guaranty Association Assessment (FIGA)

For new and renewal policies effective January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023, a FIGA assessment factor of 0.007 (or 0.70%) will be applied (minimum charge of $1).

Note: This is in addition to the 2022B FIGA assessment announced in the May 2, 2022, Commercial Lines Bulletin.

The additional approved assessment is necessary to secure funds for Claims payments due to the insolvency of insurance companies.



PolicyCenter

The 2023 FIGA Regular Assessment will display in PolicyCenter® in the Mandatory Additional Surcharges section and on the Declarations page in the Required Additional Charges section.



Resources

To view the updated Rating Worksheets, log in to the Agents site, go to the Commercial section, and click on one of the four policy forms on the left side of the page. In addition, Rate Changes by Territory is in the Spotlight section, which appears on the right side of the page.

For more information regarding FIGA, visit www.figafacts.com.

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Citizens provides agent communications online for historical purposes only, and the communications have not been updated to include any changes that may have been made after publication. Agents can find the latest information by reviewing the applicable underwriting manuals, and by logging in and accessing our FAQs, which are available from the top of any page on our website.