2016 Assessment Change

During its 2016 session the Florida Legislature amended the FWCIGA assessment process.
The notice below was sent to member companies notifying them of the change.  Additionally, the frequently asked questions document below was developed for further clarification and will be periodically updated.

Member Letter

Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to contact us using the “Contact Us” tab if you have any additional questions.

Insurance Company of the Americas

Effective January 24, 2018, Insurance Company of the Americas (“ICA”) was ordered into receivership for the purposes of liquidation by the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County, Florida.

With the entry of the liquidation order, the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (“FWCIGA”) has been activated to help pay outstanding claims for workers’ compensation policies. The processing and payment of covered claims will be made by FWCIGA. There is no cap on claims for workers’ compensation benefits. Claims made under the employers’ liability portion of the workers’ compensation policy are limited to the lesser of policy limits or $300,000. For more information see the FAQ section of this website or the Florida Receiver. No employers liability claim will be paid in excess of this cap.

Claimants who need to check on the status of an existing claim should submit inquiries to the Florida Receiver at Consumer.Services@myfloridacfo.com or by calling (850) 413-3081 or toll free at 1-800-882-3054.  New Claims should be sent to Rehab.ClaimsServices@myfloridacfo.com.

For non-claim related questions regarding the receivership, consumers are asked to contact the Receiver by email at Consumer.services@myfloridacfo.com or by calling (850) 413-3081 or toll free at 1-800-882-3054.  Additional information regarding the receivership process is available on the Florida Receiver’s website, www.myfloridacfo.com/division/receiver.

Guarantee Insurance Company

Effective November 27, 2017, Guarantee Insurance Company (“GIC”) was ordered into receivership for the purposes of liquidation by the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Leon County, Florida.

With the entry of the liquidation order, the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (“FWCIGA”) has been activated to help pay outstanding claims for workers’ compensation policies. The processing and payment of covered claims will be made by FWCIGA. There is no cap on claims for workers’ compensation benefits. Claims made under the employers’ liability portion of the workers’ compensation policy are limited to the lesser of policy limits or $300,000. For more information see the FAQ section of this website or the Florida Receiver. No employers liability claim will be paid in excess of this cap.

Claimants who need to check on the status of an existing claim should call FWCIGA’s third party administrator, USIS, Inc. (“USIS”) at (800) 444-9098, extension 531. Policyholders who need to report a new claim are directed to fax the First Notice of Injury to USIS at fax number (407) 352-5788 or the First Notice of Injury can be scanned and emailed to USIS at claimreporting@usis-tpa.com  .

 

Premium Refunds/Unearned Premium:

FWCIGA will pay certain unearned premium claims, in accordance with Florida Statutes, after the Florida Receiver completes its processing of the policy records and sends the unearned premium records to FWCIGA.

For non-claim related questions regarding the receivership, consumers are asked to contact the Receiver by using the “Contact Us” form at the Receivers website, www.myfloridacfo.com/division/receiver or call the Florida Department of Financial Services, as Receiver, at (800) 882-3054 or (850) 413-3081.

CastlePoint National Insurance Company

CastlePoint National Insurance CompanyEffective April 1, 2017, CastlePoint National Insurance Company (“CNIC”) was ordered into receivership for the purposes of liquidation by the Superior Court of the State of California, City and County of San Francisco.

 With the entry of the liquidation order, the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (“FWCIGA”) has been activated to help pay outstanding claims for workers’ compensation policies.  The processing and payment of covered claims will be made by FWCIGA.  There is no cap on claims for workers’ compensation benefits.  Claims made under the employers’ liability portion of the workers’ compensation policy are limited to the lesser of policy limits or $300,000.  For more information see the FAQ section of this website or the California Conservation & Liquidation Office website. No claim will be paid in excess of this cap.

Ten weeks of Workers Compensation indemnity (only) claim benefits are being prepaid by the California liquidator to allow for a smooth transition to FWCIGA.  These payments will be disbursed in two separate installments.

Claimants who need to check on the status of an existing claim should call FWCIGA’s third party administrator, USIS, Inc. (“USIS”) at (800) 444-9098, extension 531.  Policyholders who need to report a new claim are directed to fax the First Notice of Injury to USIS at fax number (407) 352-5788 or the First Notice of Injury can be scanned and emailed to USIS at claimreporting@usis-tpa.com.

Lumbermens Underwriting Alliance

Lumbermens Underwriting Alliance

Effective May 23, 2016, Lumbermens Underwriting Alliance (“LUA”) was ordered into receivership for the purposes of liquidation by the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri.  Bruce Baty of Dentons U.S. LLP was appointed Special Deputy Receiver of LUA.

 

With the entry of the liquidation order, the Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (“FWCIGA”) has been activated to help pay outstanding claims for workers’ compensation policies.  The processing and payment of covered claims will be made by FWCIGA.  There is no cap on claim for workers’ compensation benefits.  Claims made under the employers’ liability portion of the workers’ compensation policy is limited to the lesser of policy limits or $300,000.  For more information see the FAQ section of this website.  No claim will be paid in excess of this cap.

 

Claimants who need to check on the status of an existing claim should call FWCIGA’s third party administrator, North American Risk Services (“NARS”) at (800) 315-6090 (toll free).  Policyholders who need to report a new claim are directed to fax the First Notice of Injury to NARS at fax number (866) 261-8507 or the First Notice of Injury can be scanned and emailed to NARS at reportaclaim@narisk.com.

 

Premium Refunds/Unearned Premium:

FWCIGA will pay certain unearned premium claims, in accordance with Florida Statutes, after the Missouri Receiver completes its processing of the policy records and sends the unearned premium records to FWCIGA.

 

For non-claim related questions regarding the receivership, consumers are asked to contact the Receiver by calling (561) 994-1900 or visit their website at www.lumbermensunderwriting.com.