Florida Lawmakers Pass Homeowners’ Rights Bill With Credit Restriction

Insurers in Florida could not use credit information to deny a claim or cancel a policy under a bill now headed to the desk of Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

The Florida House voted unanimously for a bill that would also create a “homeowner claims bill of rights” that requires insurers to spell out to homeowners what they can expect when they file a claim.

The legislation (SB 708) is a top priority for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. He said he pushed the bill after getting thousands of…

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