The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation launched a revamped interactive website to help state residents shop for home insurance.
The new system, called the Consumer HomeOwners' Insurance Comparison Electronic System (CHOICES) is an improved version of an earlier system developed in 2007 known as shopandcomparerates.com.
"This is an extraordinarily helpful tool for Florida's consumers," said Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty in a statement. "The system ranks companies' rates in a given county, along with company contact information, to encourage Floridians to shop for a better rate. The system also illustrates the competitiveness of the homeowners' insurance market in Florida and the benefits of shopping for insurance."
The online system lets consumers select between two standard risks and select any of Florida's 67 counties. By clicking on a county, consumers see a pop-up window ranking leading insurance companies
' rates in these regions.
The insurance rates reflect the most recent rate filings accepted by the office and are for illustrative purposes only. They do not reflect surcharges or discounts.