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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

Company Information
Atlantic Preferred Insurance Company

Name of Company: Atlantic Preferred Insurance Company
case number: 2006-CA-1083
date of rehabilitation: May 1, 2006
Date of Liquidation: June 1, 2006
Policy Cancellation Date: July 1, 2006
Claims Filing Deadline: June 1, 2007
date of discharge: June 30, 2017
GUARANTY ASSOCIATION:

Florida Insurance Guaranty Association(you are leaving the DFS website and opening a new browser window)(FIGA)

Type of Coverage: Property and Casualty
State of Domicile: Florida
Status of Receivership: Closed

Company Information

Effective June 1, 2006, the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County, Florida, entered orders placing Atlantic Preferred Insurance Company, Florida Preferred Property Insurance Company, and Southern Family Insurance Company in receivership for purposes of liquidation. These companies were members of the Poe Financial Group and are referred to together as the “Poe Insurers.” The Florida Department of Financial Services is the court-appointed Receiver of the Poe Insurers.

Background Information

Atlantic Preferred ("APIC") was a Florida corporation that was formed in 1996 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The company was authorized to transact business in the state of Florida as a domestic property and casualty insurer. Atlantic Preferred wrote homeowners multi-peril, allied lines, and fire insurance coverage. In March 2006, Atlantic Preferred reported an impaired financial condition on its annual financial statement as of December 31, 2005. As a result of its financial condition, the company ceased writing new insurance policies and ceased offering renewal policies on or about March 5, 2006. Atlantic Preferred was initially placed in receivership for purposes of rehabilitation on May 1, 2006. As of June 1, 2006, Atlantic Preferred had approximately 137,000 policies in force.

Liquidation Plan

In conjunction with the Office of Insurance Regulation, the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the Division developed a plan to provide for an orderly transition of eligible policyholders from the Poe Insurers to other insurers or to Citizens while continuing to serve the interests of the Poe Insurers’ creditors and the public. This plan was submitted to and approved by the Court on June 2, 2006. Under the Liquidation Plan, eligible policyholders were automatically transitioned to Citizens Property Insurance Corporation effective July 1, 2006 without the need for a new application or additional underwriting review. A copy of the Liquidation Plan is available here. A summary of the Liquidation Plan is available here.

On 9/4/2012, the Division mailed Notices of Determination to all known claimants. All classes were evaluated and the amount recommended along with the class assignment were identified in the notice. The Objection Filing Deadline was October 22, 2012. Objections were not accepted after that date.

Distribution Made

On January 9, 2017, the Divison mailed 1.035 checks totaling $4,892,021 to claimants in the Atlantic Preferred estate. This amount represented payment of 100% of all the Class 1 (Administrative) and 57.2054% of Class 2 (Loss) claims against the estate. for a copy of the notice sent to claimants receiving a distribution check, click here. If claimants need to report name or address changes, please click here.

Estate Closed

The Department was discharged of all of its responsibilities in administering the APIC estate and the estate was closed at 11:59 PM on June 30, 2017.

Unclaimed Property From Previous Distributions:

Pursuant to the Distribution Orders, all uncashed distribution checks were sent to the Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property. The Division of Unclaimed Property may be reached at:

www.fltreasurehunt.org
Phone: (850) 410-9253
Toll Free: 1-888-258-2253 (Florida only)
Florida Department of Financial Services
Division of Unclaimed Property
P.O. Box 1910
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1910