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More Post-Irma Information
September 20, 2017
Citizens has four additional informational items for our agents.
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
Marathon City Marina
800 35th Street Ocean
Marathon, FL 33050
Daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. curfew permitting
Morgan Insurance Group
31109 Avenue A, Suite 4
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Note: See our Hurricane Irma webpage for information after September 24.
102050 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
Walmart parking lot
1425 NE 163rd St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Citizens’ staff can:
- Process first notices of loss
- Make advance payments for additional living expenses, when warranted
- Answer questions and offer general assistance
- 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:
Conference Calls and Webinars
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.