Citizens’ Board to Meet in Preparation for Irma
September 06, 2017 - Tallahassee
Citizens’ Board of Governors will meet Wednesday afternoon to approve an emergency authorization allowing the state’s insurer of last resort to respond more quickly as it prepares for potential landfall and impacts of Hurricane Irma later this week.
Meeting by telephone, Citizens’ Board members are expected to approve an emergency authorization giving Citizens staff more authority to enter contracts and make purchases of goods and services. This action mirrors an executive order signed Monday by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
The Board also is expected to approve a pending contract for independent adjusting services to augment already existing contracts with several firms that will provide adjusting services following a hurricane or other catastrophic event. Meeting documents are available on the Citizens website.
The teleconference will immediately follow a previously scheduled meeting of the Citizens Claims Committee, which begins at 1 p.m.
Toll-free access to both meetings is available by calling:
- Participant Code: 521 967 6193#
To help our policyholders stay abreast of developments, Citizens has launched a Storm Tracker feed, which delivers real-time National Hurricane Center updates directly to your desktop and mobile device. Citizens also offers storm preparation and response information through its website, Facebook and Twitter at @citizens_fla.
In 2002, the Florida Legislature created Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens), a
not-for-profit alternative insurer, whose public purpose is to provide insurance to, and serve the needs of, property owners who cannot find coverage in the private insurance market.