American Southern Home Insurance has requested an 18.6 percent average statewide rate increase for its mobile homeowners insurance in Florida. The public hearing for the filing will be at 10 a.m., Sept. 29.

Service Insurance has requested a 72.5 percent average statewide rate increase for its homeowners program in Florida. The public hearing for the rate filing will be at 10 a.m., Oct. 5.

Florida law requires the OIR to hold public hearings on rate filings for statewide average increases exceeding 15 percent or for any reason the office deems necessary.

They will also be taped by the Florida Channel and video will be available online at www.floir.com under the "Hot Topics" portion of the Web site.

People unable to attend the public hearings may forward comments to the OIR at ratehearings@fldfs.com. The subject line of e-mails should include the name of the company of interest and the words "rate hearings."

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the hearing should call Sam Coskey at (850) 413-2616 or e-mail him at sam.coskey@fldfs.com at least 48 hours before the hearing.

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