January 03, 2005
MetLife Auto & Home Wants 16.8% Homeowners Rate Hike In Fla.; State Farm Ok'd For 5%
MetLife Auto & Home is the latest insurer in Florida to file for a statewide rate increase for homeowners policies with state regulators, but a company spokesman says its average 16.8% rate increase request is not a result of the four hurricanes that slammed the state during August and September.
Ted Mitchell, a spokesman for Met Life Auto & Home, said that the "loss drivers" impacting MetLife Auto & Home's rate hike request includes sinkholes, fire losses, and "general loss factors."
Posted by Tom Troceen