Your Hurricane Improvements May Not Count Anymore

Following an extremely active and devastating storm season in 2004-2005, Florida legislation urged homeowners to upgrade and improve their home safety against windstorms. As a result, homeowners insurance companies were required to offer discounts to residences complying with storm-proofing upgrades and features. In 2008 and 2009, new legislative changes made it much more difficult to qualify for these discounts, and …