Citizens changing rules on wind mitigation credits


Executives from the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. announced Friday they are making changes with a goal of ensuring homeowners receive storm mitigation credits for qualified homes.

Board Chairman Carlos LaCasa said the new measures are designed to provide some relief to customers upset over disputes on wind mitigation credits that result in higher premiums. It has been a particularly heated issue in South Florida where a large chunk of Citizens’ 1.4 million policyholders live.

“We’re committed to improving the program,” LaCasa said.

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