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Editorial: Regulators should verify that Citizens takeout offers are accurate

By Randy Schultz

Deception should not be one of the tools for shrinking the state-run insurer of last resort.

As The Post’s Charles Elmore reported last week, one of the private companies seeking to take policies from Citizens Property Insurance Corp., used false numbers in letters to Citizens customers. Did the Office of Insurance Regulation catch the error? Did Citizens catch it? No, it was an insurance agent who happened to be one of those solicited.

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