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Citizens streamlines takeout notification and opt-out process

Remaining customers of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will find it easier to say yes or no to takeover offers by private-market insurers under new rules approved Wednesday by the state-run company's board of governors.

Complaints that Citizens customers would suddenly find their policies switched to new companies prompted creation of a new state law last spring requiring all transfer notices to come from Citizens itself, with clear language spelling out the customers' options.

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