Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink appointed Mike Lancashire to the Task Force on Citizens Property Insurance Claims Handling and Resolution.
Lancashire is the vice president of claims for The Main Street America Group, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based regional property-casualty carrier, and has more than 20 years of experience with both the commercial and residential property insurance markets.
The task force was created by House Bill 1A during the 2007 Special Session of the Florida Legislature. It is composed of four full members with one member each appointed by the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, President of the Senate and Speaker of the House; and three ex officio voting members, including the Commissioner of Insurance Regulation, Insurance Consumer Advocate and Executive Director of Citizens Property Insurance Corporations or their designees.
Specifically, the committee is directed to develop recommendations for Citizens to complete remaining claims from the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons.
A final committee report is due by July 1. The task force is additionally charged with evaluating Citizens’ procedures on claims handling, claims resolution and customer service, with a final report including those recommendations due July 1, 2008.
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