Seminole Casualty Insurance Company
Effective March 15, 2011, Seminole Casualty Insurance Company (“Seminole Casualty”) was order into receivership for the purposes of liquidation by the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County, Florida. The Florida Department of Financial Services is the court appointed Receiver of Seminole Casualty.
With the entry of the liquidation order, the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (“FIGA”) has been activated to help pay outstanding claims for property and casualty policies. The processing and payment of covered claims will be made by FIGA (subject to the lesser of policy limits or FIGA’s maximum cap). The maximum amount FIGA will cover is generally $300,000 per claim. For more information see the FAQ section of this website or the Florida Receiver. No claim will be paid in excess of this cap. All claims are subject to a $100 deductible over and above any deductible identified in the Seminole Casualty policy. A policyholder may file a claim in the Seminole Casualty receivership for the $100 deductible and for amounts over the cap.
Claimants who need to check on the status of an existing claim should call the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association at 1-866-928-4310 (toll-free). If you know your claim is being handled by one of FIGA’s third party administrators please contact Lozano Insurance Adjusters at 1-866-388-0092 or NCA Group at 1-888-895-0044.
Consumers who need to report a new claim are directed to contact their agent or contact FIGA at the referenced phone number. You will need to have the following information available when reporting a new claim:
- Insured’s name
- Insured contact information
- Policy number
- Date of loss
- Brief description of the loss
- Police report (if applicable)
All policyholders should be informed that per Section 631.68, Florida Statutes, the deadline for settling a claim or filing suit against FIGA is March 16, 2013.
Premium Refunds / Unearned Premiums:
FIGA and the Florida Receiver completed the process of premium refunds on all cancelled policies in September 2011. This process is expected to take 30-60 days. If you have questions about premium refunds or other questions about the receivership of Seminole Casualty, please contact the Florida Department of Financial Services at 800-882-3054.
For non-claims related questions regarding the receivership, consumers are asked to contact the Receiver by using the “Contact Us” form at the Receiver’s website, www.myfloridacfo.com/Receiver or call the Florida Department of Financial Services, as Receiver, at 1-800-882-3054 (in Florida only) or (850) 413-3081. Copies of the Liquidation Order and other relevant information will be available on the Receiver’s website, www.myfloridacfo.com/Receiver.