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Office Of Insurance Regulation To Hold Hearing On Insurer Rate Increase
Monday, June 23, 2003
Contact Info:

Bob Lotane (850) 413-2515 (850) 528-2868

Tallahassee (June 23, 2003) - The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has announced a public hearing regarding a proposed rate increase filed by MeritPlan Insurance Company. The rate filing is for MeritPlan's Homeowner's Insurance Program.

MeritPlan's filing requests an average statewide rate increase of 43.9%. The average rate change varies by county. A list of average, county rate changes is included with this notice.

Florida law requires a public hearing to be held when a rate filing exceeds 25% and is based in whole, or in part, on a computer model.

Interested persons who would like to participate in the hearing are invited to attend. The hearing will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Wednesday July 2, 2003. The hearing will take place at:

Plantation City Hall Commission Chambers, first floor
400 NW 73rd Avenue
Plantation, Florida 33317

A copy of the hearing agenda may be obtained by contacting:

Martie Freeman
Office of Insurance Regulation
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-0330
(850) 413-5286

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this hearing should advise the Office of Insurance Regulation at least 5 calendar days before the hearing by contacting the person listed above.

Click link to view Meritplan Insurance Company Filing Number FCP 03-04481.
Contact Info:

Bob Lotane (850) 413-2515 (850) 528-2868