Last Sunday’s editorial, “Reinspections still suspicious,” unfortunately made inaccurate assumptions both to the purpose and accuracy of a recently completed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. reinspection program that reexamined wind mitigation credits on nearly 400,000 homes.
Contrary to the editorial’s assertions, the fundamental purpose of the program was not to raise rates but to review credits for wind mitigation improvements to ensure that policyholders received the credits — and only the credits — to which they were entitled. Of more immediate concern, however, was the editorial’s conclusion that the reinspection program suffered a 60 percent error rate that gave the effort “all the credibility of a red-light camera program.”
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