Allow me to utter a loud Amen to the words of Gov. Charlie Crist. Charlie has only been governor a fraction of the time (37 years) I have been making claims against insurance companies on behalf of injured persons. Yet, he has come to the conclusion that the insurance industry will take advantage of people. Charlie is a fast learner. And, the insurance industry is a bad actor.
In a forceful rebuke to insurance companies, Gov. Charlie Crist cajoled fellow Cabinet members into approving a rule Tuesday that will prevent property insurers from canceling Florida policies for much of the rest of this year.
The emergency rule will freeze insurance rates and prevent cancellations through the end of the hurricane season. Crist overcame concerns expressed by Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson that the rule goes too far and may make Florida too inhospitable to private insurers.
“We’ve seen over and over again where this industry will take advantage of people,” the Republican governor said.