How do I file a claim against the estate of Vanguard?
The Receiver's claim filing deadline of June 30, 2008 has now passed.
In order for a claim against the estate of Vanguard to be considered timely-filed, completed proof of claim forms and completed W9 forms had to be submitted and postmarked by June 30, 2008.
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 2007-CA-186) 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 Vanguard was June 30, 2008. Therefore FIGA would only process claims up until June 30, 2009 unless a lawsuit was initiated.
Can I file a proof of claim form in the Vanguard 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 June 30, 2008 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).