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Post-Idalia Information: CRC Permanent Closure

All of us at Citizens hope you and your family are safe and that any damage your property may have experienced is minimal. Citizens is ready to assist you in helping your customers with the aftermath of Idalia.

Catastrophe Response Center

Citizens mobile Catastrophe Response Center (CRC) located in Levy County will be closing permanently at 5 p.m. today, September 5.

Citizens’ CRC staff will:

  • Process first notices of loss (FNOLs)
  • Make advance payments for additional living expenses, when warranted
  • Answer questions and offer general assistance

Idalia Post-Landfall CRC Closure

Location Time
Levy County Suwannee River Fair
17851 90 Avenue
Fanning Springs, FL 32693
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. ET

Claims and Loss Reporting

Advise policyholders to report a loss to Citizens 24/7 using one of these convenient options:

  • Access myPolicy, Citizens’ online policyholder self-service tool, on their computer or mobile device.
  • You can assist your Citizens customers by reporting FNOLs in PolicyCenter®. Use the job aid for filing FNOLs. Once the claim is filed, a claims representative will call the policyholder with the adjuster’s contact information.
  • Call Citizens’ 24/7 toll-free Claims Hotline at 866.411.2742.
  • Citizens may set up one or more CRCs, as needed, to provide immediate response to policyholders. Agents will be notified once a site is determined.

Ensure your impacted HO-3, HO-6 and DP-3 policyholders are aware of two important policy provisions that require them to:

  • Take reasonable emergency measures for the sole purpose of protecting the covered property from further damage when experiencing a loss.
  • Give prompt loss notice to Citizens. Except for the policy provisions regarding reasonable emergency measures, there may be no coverage for permanent repairs that begin before one of the following occurs:
    • 72 hours after the loss is reported to Citizens
    • The loss is inspected by Citizens
    • Verbal or written approval is provided by Citizens

myPolicy and Paperless Delivery

Citizens encourages first-named insureds with a valid email address on file with Citizens to register and/or activate their myPolicy account. Policyholders with active accounts who have also opted-in to Paperless Delivery can:

  • Report and view claims.
  • Make payments online.
  • Access policy and billing documents.

With paperless delivery, Personal Lines policyholders can:

  • Get faster, secure access to policy documents and information anywhere with internet access.
  • Receive early notice of when payments are due.
  • Reduce the risk of mail fraud.
  • Receive email notifications when new policy documents and billing invoices are available in lieu of mailed documents.

Media Inquiries

As Idalia may prompt calls from reporters wanting to know about Citizens’ catastrophe response, we remind agents and all representatives of Citizens that all questions from any person representing the media must be referred to Michael Peltier, Media Relations Manager, who will coordinate any interviews or official responses. Refer all questions from any person representing the media to Peltier by:

Additional Resources

Note: Some links require logging in to the Agents site to access:

Personal Lines

Commercial Lines

If you have questions or need additional support, contact Citizens via:

  • Phone: 888.685.1555, weekdays, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Email: The Contact Us webpage on the Agents website

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Legal Disclaimer

Citizens provides agent communications online for historical purposes only, and the communications 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 and accessing our FAQs, which are available from the top of any page on our website.