Bloomberg Law
Dec. 12, 2022, 4:22 PM

Bigger Storms Help Push Florida Insurer FedNat Into Bankruptcy

Jeremy Hill
Jeremy Hill
Bloomberg News

FedNat Holding Co., a Florida-based homeowners insurance company, filed for bankruptcy after an increase in severe weather events in the state weighed on its balance sheet.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, court papers show. FedNat listed $33.8 million of assets and $171 million of debts in its bankruptcy petition.

FedNat has racked up losses in recent years in part because more big storms hit coastal areas of the southeastern US, where the company operates. It has also suffered from the deluge of claims litigation dogging other small Florida insurers.

The bankruptcy ...

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