Overriding objections it was rushing a deal that could hurt public trust, the board of state-run insurer Citizens narrowly approved a plan Wednesday to transfer 60,000 customers eight days before hurricane season and pay more than $50 million to a start-up insurance company that gave generously to Gov. Rick Scott’s political committee.
As The Palm Beach Post reported in April, Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Co. of St. Petersburg contributed $110,000 in March to Scott’s Let’s Get to Work committee among more than $700,000 in giving from insurance interests in the first four months of the year.
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What The Post Found
Post insurance writer Charles Elmore reported in April that Heritage Property and Casualty contributed $110,000 to Gov. Rick Scott’s political committee as it sought deals to take Citizens customers and the Legislature considered bills affecting the state-run insurer.