Citizens Property Insurance Corporation News

14 Arrested in Miami Assisted Living Facility Insurance Fraud Scheme

A year-long investigation led by insurance fraud investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services has ended with 14 arrests of assisted living facility owners in the Miami area, according to a statement by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. According …

Top Florida Stories of 2016: The End of Florida’s Hurricane Drought

In September, Hurricane Hermine broke Florida’s hurricane drought that had lasted since 2005. The category 1 storm hit the Florida Panhandle, bringing significant storm surge to the Tampa Bay area before slowly traveling up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm weakened …

Citizens Assesses Hurricane Response as 2016 Season Comes to a Close

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation expressed satisfaction with its response efforts to the first hurricanes to hit Florida in more than a decade as the end of the 2016 hurricane season officially ended Nov. 30. “Policies and procedures put in place …

Miami Agent Gets 2-Year Prison Sentence for Issuing Fake Insurance Policies

A former insurance agent in Miami has been convicted and sentenced to prison on multiple felony charges, including creating fake insurance documents for his clients. The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) announced Mandy …

Fitch: Florida Specialist Insurers Largely Untested By Hurricanes

The majority of Florida’s homeowner specialist insurers have brief histories, and their ability to manage a large catastrophic hurricane is uncertain despite recent strong performance, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. The last hurricane to make landfall in …

Florida Approves First Citizens Take-Out Offers for 2016

​The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has approved the removal of up to 127,266 personal residential policies and 3,268 commercial residential/non-residential polices from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. The announcement represents the first take-out for 2016 and the following five …

Florida Approves Removal of Up to 280,857 Policies From Citizens

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation announced today that it has approved the removal of up to 279,357 personal residential policies and 1,500 commercial residential polices from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation by the following seven companies: Anchor Property & Casualty …

Citizens’ Takeout Program Undergoing Changes; Says Assessments Unlikely

Faced with a rising number of consumer complaints, Florida’s state-backed property insurer has announced a series of changes to its takeout program. The news comes as the insurer said it is highly unlikely to need policyholder assessments next year. Citizens …

Carriers Being Selective with Florida’s Citizens Clearinghouse Agency Appointments

Florida’s state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. says the initial opening of its new web-based clearinghouse designed to make it easier for private insurers to write its policies has been promising, although the number of policies removed by insurers has been …

Citizens CFO Binnun to Return to Private Sector

Following a six-year tenure as Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s chief financial officer, Sharon Binnun has accepted a position in the private sector and will resign her post effective July 5.Citizens President and CEO Barry Gilway announced Binnun’s upcoming departure Monday. …