June 2 deadline on Poe Financial claims

May 22, 2008

Miami Herald--May. 21, 2008

Homeowners insured by one of the three Poe Financial companies — Atlantic Preferred, Florida Preferred and Southern Family — have until June 2 to resolve any open claims.

The companies failed in 2006 and were taken over by state regulators. The Florida Insurance Guaranty Association has been paying the claims for the defunct companies.

If claims can’t be settled, then homeowners would need to file a lawsuit by that date in order to keep their claims alive.

For information, call 850-386-9200 or toll free 800-988-1450 or go to www.figafacts.com/about.asp.