Volume 4, No. 1 - January 2015

In The Know

- Keeping you informed is what it's all about

Citizens Training for Personal Lines PolicyCenter

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation's PolicyCenter launch date for personal lines was December 8, 2014. PolicyCenter is replacing ePAS for all personal lines new-business submissions and renewals that are effective on or after February 1, 2015.

Citizens-appointed agents and their staff should complete all PolicyCenter training so they can service their personal lines customers and policies. Training is available on the Citizens Insurance Suite tab of the Training and Reference Materials page in the Agents section of their website.
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Title Agencies: The 2015 Annual Administrative Surcharge

Subsection 624.501(27)(e)2, Florida Statutes, requires any title insurance agency licensed in Florida on January 1 of each year to remit an administrative surcharge of $200 to the Florida Department of Financial Services. Therefore, we are reminding all title agencies that the 2015 annual administrative surcharge due date is January 30, 2015. NOTE: This surcharge is not related to the one imposed on each new policy written due to the receiverships of National Title Insurance Company and K.E.L. Title Insurance Group, Inc.

Any title insurance agency licensed in Florida on January 1, 2015, was emailed a reminder to the title agency's email address on file with the Department. If you have not already made payment, please log in to the MyProfile account for your title agency and pay the surcharge. While in your title agency's account make sure the correct email address is on file with the Department. We also recommend you do the same for your individual MyProfile account. Failure to open the email sent by the Department containing the administrative surcharge reminder does not release an agency from the January 30 deadline.

Failure to pay the surcharge on or before January 30, 2015 will result in administrative action and/or a fine, in addition to the original surcharge. Payment must be made securely online via the title agency's MyProfile account. Paper checks are not accepted.