Citizens Insurance Company has implemented the following changes to their Underwriting guidelines concerning Four Point Insurance Inspections
In all likelihood other insurance carriers such as American Integrity, Florida Peninsula, Homeowners Choice, Universal P&C, ASI Lloyds, Bankers Insurance Co, Century Surety, Colony and Federated National may eventually follow by implementing similar changes to their Underwriting guidelines concerning Four (4) Point Insurance Inspections.
September 1, 2012 – All New Residential policies
October 1, 2012 – All renewals of Residential policies
Citizens will be implementing the following Changes:
Citizens has opined:
“To ensure that the condition of the property is acceptable and all major systems (electrical, heating, plumbing and roofing) are in satisfactory condition, a Four Point Insurance Inspection must be submitted with all PR-M applications for homes more than 30 years old. We currently require these inspections on homes more than 50 years old. For new business with effective dates on or after September 1, 2012, this requirement has been expanded to all homes more than 30 years old. The inspection must have been completed within the last 12 months prior to the submission date by a verifiable, certified inspector (Florida -licensed). This rule does not apply to tenant named insured policies or condominium risks.
If an inspection reveals unacceptable conditions, the property is not eligible for coverage such as:
Properties with the following conditions no longer are eligible for coverage with Citizens:
*Signs of active leaks or unprepared water damage identified during a visual inspection.
*Plumbing systems not in good working order
*Properties with polybutylene plumbing
*Requirements for remediation of aluminum branch circuit wiring have been added.
*New risks (policies) with electrical service of fewer than 100 amps are not eligible for
The above are just some of the changes being implemented by Citizens and in all likelihood, other Florida Insurance Companies such as American Integrity may be implementing similar underwriting guidelines.
We at On The Gulf Home Inspection Services are Certified, Licensed and authorized by Citizens to perform these inspections on your behalf. We usually are able to perform the inspection and generate the Four Point Insurance Inspection report the same day as we are contacted.