Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford expressed “serious concerns” Friday about an unusual $52 million deal a start-up insurer got from state-run Citizens, and a former Democratic legislator called for Gov. Rick Scott to return a contribution from the firm.
“I have serious concerns about the latest takeout agreement between Citizens and the Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Co., particularly the lengthy backdated payments for coverage that Heritage did not provide,” Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said in a statement. “Once again, Citizens did not provide a sufficient advanced briefing to the legislature, and the proposal was hastily pushed through a sharply divided board.”
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