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Personal Lines Bulletin

Lender-Placed Coverage

June 20, 2016

Effective August 1, 2016, for personal lines new-business policies, Citizens will accept lender-placed coverage as prior insurance. When an agent uploads the new required documents noted below, a policyholder with lender-placed coverage in effect within 45 days of the policy’s effective date will not be subject to:

  • The 30-day waiting period before binding coverage
  • The no-prior-insurance surcharge of 10 percent

Notes:

  • "Lender-placed” terminology will replace “force-placed” in all of Citizens’ materials and in PolicyCenter®.
  • This change does not apply to tenant-named insured and condominium-unit owner policies.
  • In addition to the required documents outlined below, the agent also must upload proof of lender-placed coverage.

New Required Documents

To support insurability, agents must upload the required document noted below:

The form must have been completed within 10 calendar days prior to the policy’s effective date.

For additional details, log in to the Agents site and see the underwriting manuals.





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