Following billions of dollars in property damage from Hurricane Irma, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation issued an emergency order to protect consumers in the wake of the storm.
The order freezes policies in the affected areas from cancellations and non-renewal for a period of 90 days starting on Sept. 4.
Karen Kees, deputy director of communications for the state insurance regulation agency, said the order and its protections were a result of direction from Gov. Rick Scott’s office.
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