FPCA Reminder: Homeowners Division Meeting November 6: Legislative Proposals Due Today, November 4

Nov 4, 2008

REMINDER:  The next FPCA Homeowners Division conference call is scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. The call-in number for this meeting is: 800.369.1285; conference code: 89572#.

As previously discussed, please send your evaluation of the top two or three problem areas presented by the topics listed below and your proposed solution for each to Katie Webb at kwebb@cftlaw.com no later than the close of business today, November 4, 2008. 

The following five topics are of particular importance:

  1. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”)
  2. Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (“FHCF”)
  3. Claims handling issues (e.g. public adjusters, reopening claims, payment time frames, capping contractors’ overhead and profit, etc.)
  4. Rate filing issues (due to the FPCA’s antitrust limitations, please be generic in your comments on this matter)
  5. Litigation reforms

Representative Dean Cannon (R – Winter Park), House Speaker Designate 2010 – 2012, has agreed to meet with FPCA representatives in late November or early December to review the organization’s Legislative priorities.  Representative Cannon has experience in the insurance industry and has expressed an interest in proposing legislation that would shrink Citizens and the FHCF.