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September 15, 2023
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Global Impact on Florida’s Rates

Greetings and Salutations Wilcox Family!


Todays post is about bringing light to something that most people don’t know about the price of their insurance and the rises they have seen lately.  Although it is easy to blame the obvious catastrophes that effect us directly, most don’t realize there is more at the root of their rising cost of insurance.  I wanted to bring to your attention the significant impact that catastrophes around the world have on insurance rates in Florida.


As you may be aware, Florida is prone to various natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. These events not only cause immense damage and loss of life but also have a direct influence on insurance premiums in the state.


Insurance companies carefully assess the risks associated with insuring properties in Florida, taking into account the frequency and severity of catastrophes. When major disasters occur globally, it leads to an increase in reinsurance costs for insurance providers. Reinsurance is the process by which insurance companies transfer a portion of their risk to other insurers to mitigate potential losses.


When global catastrophes strike, reinsurers often face substantial payouts, which in turn affects their ability to offer affordable coverage to primary insurers in Florida. As a result, insurance companies operating in the state are compelled to adjust their rates to maintain financial stability and ensure they can cover potential claims.


It is important to note that the impact of global catastrophes on insurance rates is not limited to Florida alone. However, due to the state’s vulnerability to natural disasters, the effects are particularly pronounced here.


As residents of Florida, it is crucial for us to understand the factors that contribute to insurance rate fluctuations. By staying informed about global catastrophes and their repercussions on insurance, we can make more informed decisions when it comes to protecting our homes and properties.


If you have any further questions or concerns regarding insurance rates in Florida or any other related topic, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We are here to assist you and provide the necessary guidance.


Thank you for your attention to this matter.  If you have any questions or wish to discuss this please feel free to reach out to me anytime!


Best regards,

Mark Wilcox

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