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Office Approves Removal of Up to 75,115 Policies from Citizens for February 2016 Take-Out
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Contact Info:

Amy Bogner
(850) 413-2515                      
|press@floir.com                    ​ 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has approved the removal of up to 72,534 personal residential policies and 2,581 commercial residential polices from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens). The following three companies have been approved to participate:

·      Avatar Property & Casualty Insurance Company – approved to remove up to 1,081 commercial residential policies (Commercial Lines Account)

·      Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company – approved to remove up to 55,000 personal residential policies (35,000 Personal Lines Account and 20,000 Coastal Account) and up to 1,500 commercial residential policies (1,300 Commercial Lines Account and 200 Coastal Account)

·      National Specialty Insurance Company  – approved to remove up to 17,534 personal residential policies (Coastal Account)

 

Citizen’s Personal Lines and Commercial Lines Accounts are primarily non-coastal properties and the Coastal Account is coastal properties. The take-out periods are February 23, 2016 for personal residential impacting both the Personal Lines/Coastal Account policies and February 16, 2016 for commercial residential impacting both the Commercial Lines/Coastal Account policies. This is part of the state’s ongoing depopulation effort to reduce the number of policies in the state-created Citizens and transfer them to the private insurance market.

 Today’s announcement brings the total number of potential policies approved for take-outs in 2016 to 205,649. In 2015, the total number of potential policies approved for take-outs was 1,321,193 and the actual number of policies removed from Citizens as of October 28, 2015 was 221,622. Policyholders who receive a take-out offer may choose to remain covered by Citizens through the opt-out process.

 For more information, please visit the Office’s “Take-Out Companies” webpage at: http://www.floir.com/Sections/PandC/TakeoutCompanies.aspx.​

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Amy Bogner
(850) 413-2515                      
|press@floir.com                    ​ 

About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. For more information about the Office, please visit www.floir.com or follow us on Twitter @FLOIR_comm and Facebook. ​

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