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Division Director

Greg Thomas

Insurance Agent and Agency Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Bureau of Licensing
(850) 413-3137
Bureau of Investigation
(850) 413-3136

Notice of Receivership of Southern Eagle Insurance Company for Liquidation

On December 16, 2011, Southern Eagle Insurance Company ("SEIC"), already in receivership, was ordered liquidated by the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County, Florida. The Florida Department of Financial Services is the court appointed Receiver of SEIC. The company was previously ordered into receivership for purposes of rehabilitation on December 6, 2011.

SEIC is a property and casualty insurance company which was licensed in Florida in 2005. Located in Bradenton, Florida, the company wrote workers' compensation insurance coverage. SEIC has approximately 29 policies in force.

SEIC has approximately 29 policies in force. The company's existing policies are cancelled by the liquidation order effective 12:01 a.m. on January 15, 2012. The company was previously ordered by the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) on November 22, 2011, to cease writing and/or renewing policies.

Claims Issues:

Under the liquidation order, the deadline for filing claims in the SEIC Receivership is 11:59:59 p.m. on December 16, 2012. Information regarding the method for filing claims in the liquidation proceeding will be available on the Receiver's website at www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Receiver in the near future.

With the entry of the liquidation order, the Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association ("FWCIGA") was activated to help pay claims for workers' compensation policies. The processing and payment of pending covered claims will be made by FWCIGA subject to the following limits:

  • FWCIGA limits the amount it pays to the amount of coverage provided by the policy.
  • However, Florida does not limit benefits paid to injured workers and pays 100 percent of the statutorily defined workers' compensation benefits.
  • Employer liability claims are limited to the lesser of $300,000 or policy limits.
  • For unearned premium claims, FWCIGA's obligation is limited to $50,000 and covers only policies in force on the date of liquidation.

For additional general information regarding FWCIGA, please visit the guaranty association's website at www.fwciga.org.

Consumer/Claim Calls:

Until further notice, consumers with questions regarding SEIC should contact the company directly at 1-877-746-2209 (Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Consumers wishing to file a new claim or inquire about the status of a pending claim with SEIC should also contact that phone number.

For any other non-claims related questions, consumers are asked to contact the Receiver by using the "Contact Us" form at the Receiver's website, www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Receiver or call the Florida Department of Financial Services, as Receiver, at 1-800-882-3054 or (850) 413-3081. Copies of the relevant information and documents are available on the Receiver's website, www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Receiver.

December 19, 2011