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Florida Office Of Insurance Regulation Sets Public Hearing For New Hampshire Insurance Company
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Contact:   Beth Scott
               850/ 413-2515
Tallahassee – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has scheduled a public hearing for a proposed 22 percent statewide average increase for homeowners insurance filed by New Hampshire Insurance Company. The requested rate increase was not uniform and some areas are subject to a higher rate increase. The lowest rate was –28 percent in Duval and the highest rate increase was 40 percent in Hendry, Franklin, Glades and Okeechobee.
There will be two sessions of the hearing, both on Sept. 28 in Davie at the Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84. The first session will begin at noon and the second will begin at 6 p.m. to accommodate policyholders' work schedules.
Input from interested parties will be received at this public hearing. If you are unable to attend, please forward your comments to Kristopher Duer at kristopher.duer@fldfs.com.
For more information on this hearing, please call the Florida Department of Financial Services Consumer Helpline at 1-800-342-2762.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing, please telephone the Signature Grand at 954-424-4000 at least 48 hours before the hearing.