As our state begins to recover from the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the member companies of the Florida Property & Casualty Association (FPCA), an industry trade group comprised of Florida-based homeowners insurance companies, are prepared to help their customers.
“Floridians are fortunate that Hurricane Dorian remained offshore, although some east coast areas experienced tropical storm level winds,” said William Stander, FPCA Executive Director. “Our hearts go out to the victims in the Bahamas.”
Stander continued, “For any Floridians experiencing damage from Hurricane Dorian’s outer bands, contact your insurance agent or homeowner’s insurer first to report your claim. Home and condo owners can rest assured that Florida-based insurers stand ready to assist with emergency repairs and claims processing to make them whole again.”
Claims hotlines for FPCA member companies can be found below:
• American Traditions Insurance Company: 866-270-8430
• Capitol Preferred Insurance Company: 888-388-2742
• Edison Insurance Company: 888-683-7971
• FedNat Insurance Company: 800-293-2532
• Florida Peninsula Insurance Company: 866-549-9672
• Frontline Insurance: 866-673-0623
• Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company: 866-324-3138
• People’s Trust Insurance Company: 877-333-1230
• SafePoint Insurance Company: 855-252-4615
• Southern Fidelity Insurance Company: 866-722-4995
• Southern Oak Insurance Company: 877-900-2280
• St. Johns Insurance Company: 877-748-2059
• Universal Insurance Co. of North America: 866-999-0898
The FPCA echoes the warnings and advice issued by Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation and Florida’s CFO regarding ways to avoid scams and fraudulent contractors. Policyholders should call their agent, or insurance company’s claims hotline, prior to signing any repair contract, and be wary of giving away their policy benefits and proceeds to a third-party vendor.
FPCA representatives are working directly with the state’s Insurance Commissioner as well as Florida’s CFO to stay informed on post-storm developments and are collaborating with these offices on the best plan for recovery.
About the Florida Property & Casualty Association
The FPCA was established in 1997 to represent Florida-based home insurers to foster and promote a healthy and competitive Florida insurance market. Through its lobbying and communications teams, the FPCA works to educate Florida lawmakers, regulators and homeowners on issues and policies that affect property insurance. The organization is recognized as a source for timely information on insurance legislation and regulation, as well. www.fpcaonline.org