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Public Hearing Set In Monroe County For Citizens Rate Filing
Friday, July 14, 2006
 
TALLAHASSEE (JULY 14, 2006) – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has scheduled a public hearing for August 1 in Key West for input from the public concerning Citizens Property Insurance Corporation's (Citizens) actuarial rate filings for Monroe County.  These rate filings proposed countywide average increases of 25.4 percent for their homeowners line of business and 20.2 percent for their mobile homeowners line of business.  The requested rates are not uniform and some areas are subject to higher or lower rate changes.
 
The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Key West High School auditorium, 2100 Flagler Avenue.  The hearing has been changed from an earlier announced start time of 1:00 p.m. to allow more time for testimony.
 
Interested parties may speak at the hearing or may forward comments to Kristopher Duer at kristopher.duer@fldfs.com.
 
Call the Florida Department of Financial Services Consumer Helpline at 1-800-342-2762 for more information.
 
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations should contact Sam Coskey at (850) 413-2616 or email sam.coskey@fldfs.com at least 48 hours before the hearing.
 
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