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

Company Demographic Information
Name of Company:
ATLANTIC PREFERRED INSURANCE COMPANY
Case Number:2006 CA 1083
Guaranty Association:
Florida Insurance Guaranty Association(FIGA)
Type of Coverage:
Property and Casualty
State of Domicile:
Florida
Status of Receivership:
Closed
Important Receivership Dates
Date of Rehabilitation:
May 01, 2006
Date of Liquidation:
June 01, 2006
Policy Cancellation Date:July 01, 2006
Claims Filing Deadline:
June 01, 2007
Objection Deadline:
October 22, 2012
Date of Discharge:
June 30, 2017

Notice of Liquidation

​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 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 Receiver 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. 

 

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

Distribution Made

​On January 9, 2017, the Division 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.

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