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Division Director

Toma Wilkerson


Assistant Division Director

Mary Linzee Branham


Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation
Alexander Building
2020 Capital Circle SE
Suite 310
Tallahassee, FL 32301
1-800-882-3054

Insurance Company of the Americas

Frequently Asked Questions

Company History

On January 24, 2018, Insurance Company of the Americas (“ICA”) was ordered into receivership for purposes of liquidation by the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County, Florida. The Florida Department of Financial Services (“Department”) is the court appointed Receiver of Insurance Company of the Americas.

ICA was a workers’ compensation insurance company located in Lake Mary, Florida, but operates primarily out of Arizona.

ICA was originally licensed in Florida in 1976 as a domestic insurer.

Prior to being placed into receivership, ICA had ceased writing new or renewal business as of April 2008, and had been servicing claims under previously written policies.  Fewer than 12 claims are reported to be open at the time of liquidation.

Is my insurance policy still in force?

No. ICA has no active policies.

How do I report a new workers’ compensation claim?

Please report new claims to the Department of Financial Services at Rehab.ClaimsServices@myfloridacfo.com.

How do check on the status of an existing workers’ compensation claim?

Please submit inquiries on existing claims to the Department of Financial Services at Consumer.Services@myfloridacfo.com or by calling (850) 413-3081 or toll free at 1-800-882-3054.

If I have already filed a workers’ compensation claim with ICA, will the Liquidation affect the status of my claim?

No. The guaranty association of the state where ICA wrote business will be activated to help pay outstanding claims for workers’ compensation policies

Do I need to submit a proof of claim form to the Department in order to have a state guaranty association make payments on my loss claim?

No. The state guaranty association will have access to the company claim files and will review your claim to determine if it is a covered claim on which payments may be due. If you are not certain that your claim is covered by a guaranty association and/or you wish to make a claim directly against the ICA receivership estate, you must submit a proof of claim form to the Department. The Department has not yet begun the proof of claim filing process. Once the proof of claim process begins, information will be posted to the Department’s website on how you can obtain a proof of claim form.

How are claims paid in a receivership?

The payment of claims in a receivership is defined by Florida Statutes, Chapter 631. Please be advised that the only assets that are available for distribution are the assets of the company.

When is the claim filing deadline?

The deadline for filing claims in the ICA receivership is July 24, 2018.

How do I file a claim with the ICA estate?

Some claims are covered by guaranty associations and some claims can only be filed against the estate of ICA because they are not covered by guaranty associations.

How do I obtain a proof of claim form?

The Department has not yet begun the proof of claim filing process. Once the proof of claim process begins, information will be posted to the Department’s website on how you can obtain a proof of claim form.

There is a lawsuit being brought against me for bills that ICA should have paid. What should I do?

Please contact the Department at Consumer.Services@myfloridacfo.com or by calling (850) 413-3081 or toll free at 1-800-882-3054.

I filed a lawsuit against ICA prior to their entry into liquidation. Why can't the lawsuit progress?

Pursuant to the Liquidation Order and to Section 631.041(1), Florida Statutes, there is an automatic stay in place prohibiting judicial and administrative proceedings against the company.

I'm trying to file a lawsuit against ICA but the process server is not being allowed to perfect service of the complaint. Why?

Pursuant to the Liquidation Order and to Section 631.041(1), Florida Statutes, there is an automatic stay in place prohibiting judicial and administrative proceedings against the company.

Who do I call for non-claims related questions?

If you have any non-claims related questions regarding the receivership, please contact the Department at Consumer.Services@myfloridacfo.com or by calling (850) 413-3081 or toll free at 1-800-882-3054.

 

 

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