The Real Deal Miami

Citizens making big coverage cuts

November 04, 2011 01:50PM

A number of household items will no longer be eligible for coverage by
Citizens Property Insurance after the state-backed company announced a
series of cuts that will take effect next year. Awnings, gazebos and
tike huts, along with carports and other similar structures will no
longer be covered, in a change that will affect both new and existing
policies. What’s not certain is whether coverage exists for other
structures, like fences and cottages. “Will people have to get a
separate dwelling-fire policy to cover those?” said Dulce
Suarez-Resnick, an insurance agent in Miramar. “In today’s economy, I
don’t know how many people can actually do that.” [Sun
Sentinel]