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Bank Change and Process for Uncashed Checks
February 12, 2020
Citizens recently changed its bank from Wells Fargo to JPMorgan Chase & Co. As a result, all Wells Fargo checks dated prior to December 1, 2019 – including agent commissions, claim payments and premium refunds – must be cashed/deposited no later than November 15, 2020. If the recipient has the original check, their bank may accept it prior to this deadline.
Beginning next month, we will send letters to recipients with uncashed checks to urge them to process the check prior to this deadline. The letter also provides instructions for requesting a replacement check if one is needed. There are two versions of the letter:
- Letter 1: Claims letter, which will be sent to recipients with uncashed claim checks
- Letter 2: Nonclaims letter, which will be sent to recipients with all other uncashed checks
The letters are identical except for the return addresses for replacement requests.
We will include a return envelope for replacement requests with each letter. If there are changes to the payee, the recipient must submit the appropriate documents to support the change. Refer to the FAQ Answer ID 4159 for additional details.
Recipients requesting replacement checks should allow 45 days for processing.
Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed via the FAQs link at top of any page on our website. Enter +uncashed +check in the Search field.
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.