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Fair Insurance Rates for Monroe

For more than 18 years, FIRM, a grassroots nonprofit that started in our island neighborhood, has saved Monroe County property owners more than $900 million.

FIRM fights for fair, equitable and affordable property insurance coverage for homeowners, residents and business owners, which protects property values and contributes to housing affordability.

FIRM advocates for Monroe County residents, businesses and homeowners. We have fought successfully since 2006 against excessive, discriminatory and unaffordable property insurance rates.

FIRM empowers Monroe County residents to make informed decisions about property insurance coverage, the claims process, mitigation and storm preparedness.

New this week at FIRM

JUNE 1 IS THE OFFICIAL START OF THE 2024 HURRICANE SEASON. NOAA predicts an above-normal hurricane season due to influences of La Nina and warmer-than-average ocean temps. In the spirit of “prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” FIRM will be kicking off the season with a series of prep tips to get you ahead of the game. No one wants to think about hurricane prep–it’s a drag! But by taking little steps as the season progresses, instead of being part of the frenzy, you’ll be sitting pretty knowing you were smarter than everyone else.

And while you’re at it, we hope you’ll consider contributing to FIRM‘s annual hurricane season fundraiser Hurricanes are a Drag! In addition to offering prep tips during the season, FIRM fights for Monroe County policyholders year round.  Hurricanes are a Drag is a fundraiser for FIRMPAC which advocates directly and through its lobbyists in Tallahassee and Washington, DC. Contributions to FIRMPAC are not tax deductible.

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FIRM’s Top Priorities

FIRM fights for fair, equitable and affordable property insurance coverage for homeowners, residents and business owners, which protects property values and contributes to housing affordability.

Wind Insurance

Most Monroe County residents get wind insurance from Citizens, the state-run insurance organization

Flood Insurance

Federal flood insurance is mandatory in Florida. Risk Rating 2.0 determines your rates.

Property Insurance

FIRM helps you navigate the complex Florida property insurance requirements

Elevate your Home

Let FIRM help you access grants and programs to protect or elevate your home

Legislation

FIRM’s advocacy efforts in Tallahassee have saved homeowners more than $900 million

Latest news from Monroe County, Florida and the US

FIRM regularly monitors the news, information and legislation affecting wind, flood and property insurance rates in the Keys. We choose only the most reliable sources to ensure you get the best information on which to make decisions.

About Fair Insurance Rates for Monroe

Our Mission

FIRM fights for fair, equitable and affordable property insurance coverage for homeowners, residents and business owners, which protects property values and contributes to housing affordability.

Our Board

The Board of Directors has expertise in engineering, lodging, grant-writing, insurance, fundraising and homeowner/condo associations and supports our active committees

Our History

Since 2006 FIRM has empowered Monroe County residents to make informed decisions about property insurance coverage, the claims process, mitigation and storm preparedness.

Our Finances

FIRM believes financial transparency benefits our mission in the Florida Keys. Our annual reports and 990 filings are always available to the public to ensure we are responsible stewards of the public and private financial support of our members.

What is FIRM is doing today?

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Ready to elevate your home?

FIRM's Elevation Education Project explains the process for elevating and storm-proofing your home and connects you with the sources and contractors to manage your project.

Download our property insurance guide

Our comprehensive property insurance guide helps you navigate wind, flood and homeowner insurance requirements in Florida, Monroe County and the Keys.

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