How do I file a claim against the estate of American Superior Insurance Company?
The Receiver's claim filing deadline of December 1, 2005 has now passed.
In order for a claim against the estate of American Superior to be considered timely-filed, completed proof of claim forms and completed W9 forms had to be submitted and postmarked by December 1, 2005.
If you believe that your proof of claim form should be considered timely-filed, you may submit supporting documentation to the Receiver to accept your proof of claim form as timely-filed. With appropriate supporting documentation, Chapter 631, Florida Statutes also gives you the right to petition the Receivership court (Second Judicial Circuit Court, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, case number 04-CA-2353) to accept your claim as timely-filed.
Can I still file a claim with the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association ("FIGA") for claims they may cover?
No. Per Section 631.68, Florida Statutes, the deadline for FIGA to settle claims is one year after the Receiver's court established claim filing deadline which for American Superior was December 1, 2005. Therefore FIGA would only process claims up until December 1, 2006 unless a lawsuit was initiated.
Can I file a proof of claim form in the American Superior estate after the filing deadline? Will it be considered late-filed?
Yes, you may file a proof of claim. However, any proof of claim form postmarked after December 1, 2005 will be processed as late-filed.
How do I obtain a proof of claim form?
If you would like a proof of claim form, please contact the Receiver by using our "Contact Us" form. Alternatively, you may contact the Receiver at #850-413-3081 (toll-free to Florida Residents by calling 800-882-3054).