Fla. Task Force on Citizens’ Claims Handling to Meet in Fort Lauderdale

June 18, 2007

The legislatively-created Florida Task Force on Citizens Property Insurance Claims Handling and Resolution will meet twice on June 19 in Fort Lauderdale.

Consumers who have homeowner policies with Citizens or who have open claims from the 2004/2005 hurricane seasons are encouraged to attend the public hearings and provide public testimony from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, in the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

The task force is directed to develop recommendations for Citizens to complete claims remaining from the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. The report is due to the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, President of the Senate and Speaker of the House 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 and recommendations due July 1, 2008.

Source: Florida Department of Financial Services

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