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Florida Office Of Insurance Regulation Sets Public Hearings For State Farm Florida Insurance Company
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Contact:   Beth Scott
               850/ 413-2515
Tallahassee – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will conduct public hearings in Stuart and Sarasota for input concerning a proposed 8.6 percent statewide average increase for homeowners insurance filed by State Farm Florida Insurance. The requested rate was not uniform and some areas are subject to a higher rate increase.
The hearings in Stuart will be Oct. 10 at the Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The hearing in Sarasota will be Oct. 11 at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
All policyholders and interested parties are invited to attend the hearings. If you are unable to attend these hearings, please forward your comments to Cliff Taylor at clifford.taylor@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 Lyric Theatre at 772-286-7827 or the Sarasota Bradenton Convention Center at 941-355-9161 at least 5 days before the hearing.