|Charge on Florida insurance bills to be removed|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WINTER PARK — Florida’s so-called “hurricane tax” will finally come off the insurance bills of its residents.
Citizens Property Insurance agreed Wednesday to remove a 1-percent surcharge on homeowner and auto insurance policies, including the policies of people who aren’t even Citizens customers.
The surcharge will end in July 2015, two years earlier than planned. Citizens officials said the assessment could end early because the insurer is expected to have enough money to pay off money borrowed in 2007.
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