Agent Updates Bulletin

More Post-Irma Information

September 20, 2017

Citizens has four additional informational items for our agents.

New FAQs
Citizens staff has developed Hurricane Irma frequently asked questions frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address claims issues frequently raised by our Personal Lines policyholders. These FAQs also are accessible in the left column of the Hurricane Irma webpage.

Note: The FAQs will be updated frequently as other issues are addressed.


Update on Claims Outreach Initiatives 
To better serve our Florida Keys policyholders, Citizens has opened two new Catastrophe Response Centers (CRCs) and a satellite office to provide in-person service to our policyholders who may be cut off from their usual means of communication. Citizens also has representatives at the Department of Financial Services (DFS) Insurance Villages.

Current CRC and satellite office locations and operating hours are:

CRC Location Hours of Operation
New CRC!
Marathon City Marina 
800 35th Street Ocean
Marathon, FL  33050
Beginning September 19:
Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. curfew permitting

New Satellite Office!
Morgan Insurance Group
31109 Avenue A, Suite 4
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sunday, September 24.

Note: See our Hurricane Irma webpage for information after September 24.

Murray Nelson Government Center
102050 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL  33037
Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

New CRC!
Walmart parking lot
1425 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Note: Our Naples and Florida City CRCs have relocated to Marathon and North Miami Beach.

 

Citizens’ staff can:
  • Process first notices of loss 
  • Make advance payments for additional living expenses, when warranted
  • Answer questions and offer general assistance

Notes:
  • As our policyholder needs are identified and addressed, we will relocate our CRCs and satellite offices as necessary. You can access the latest claims outreach information (including DFS’s Insurance Villages) on the right side of our Hurricane Irma webpage.
  • Policyholders unable to travel to a CRC can call Citizens’ Claims Hotline 24/7 at 866.411.2742 or contact their agent.

More Conference Calls with Agents
Citizens will continue our popular conference calls/simultaneous webinars next week for our appointed agents to advise about our post-storm operations. These calls/webinars allow for live Q&A. Call in to the conferences (for audio only) and/or register for the optional webinars via the links below: 
 
Live Q&A for Agents: Hurricane Irma
Conference Calls and Webinars
Date Time
Toll-free number and 
access code
Register for webinars
Tues.,
Sept.
26
10:00
a.m.

800.791.4813
Code: IRMA

Register 
here
Thurs.,
Sept.
28
10:00
a.m.

800.791.4813
Code: IRMA

Register 
here


Tree Debris Coverage: Key Points
Hurricane Irma claims will generate many wind and lightning peril losses involving trees. Citizens developed some key points to consider when tree(s) are part of a claim. For more information, log into the Agents site to access this Knowledge Base link.





Agent Bulletins are provided for historical purposes only and have not been updated to include any changes that may have been made after publication. Agents can find the latest information by reviewing the applicable underwriting manuals and by logging in, then selecting Search → Search Frequently Asked Questions