Please visit the liquidation web site, https://weston-ins-liquidation.com/, for the most up-to-date information about Weston, in Receivership.
On August 8, 2022, Weston was placed in receivership and ordered into liquidation by the Second Judicial Circuit Court of Leon County, Florida (“the Court”) in case number 2022 CA 001378. Weston has been placed into receivership because the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has determined that the company is insolvent and that there are sufficient grounds to institute delinquency proceedings. The Court’s order appointed the Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) of the State of Florida as Receiver, and CANTILO & BENNETT, L.L.P. as Special Deputy Receiver (“SDR”). Together, the Receiver and the SDR administer the company in receivership.
The company has ceased issuing new insurance coverages and, pursuant to applicable law and court orders, Weston’s policies are cancelled effective 12:01 a.m. on September 7, 2022; unless otherwise terminated prior to that date. Policyholders and agents were previously notified by the Receiver of the cancellation date, and of the need to seek replacement coverage.
The cancellation of these policies does not avoid or cancel any existing claims you may have against Weston for insurance coverage, but the continuing obligation to pay such claims may have transferred to your state’s Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association (“GA”). More details about GA coverage in the states in which Weston polices are covered can found at Guaranty Associations.The cancellation of these policies does not avoid or cancel any existing claims you may have against Weston for insurance coverage prior to September 7, 2022, but the continuing obligation to pay such claims may have transferred to your state’s Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association (“GA”).
After all remaining policies were canceled September 7, 2022, the SDR began calculating the unearned premium amounts due. These calculations have largely been completed, and unearned premium refund information for the majority of the policies has been sent to the guaranty associations. The guaranty associations will now follow their own procedures to validate data, process, print, and mail payment of unearned premium claims.
Since the start of the receivership, the SDR has also been diligently working to transfer all necessary loss claims information to the GAs. The majority of loss claim information has already been transmitted. The GAs will now follow their own procedures to administer the loss claims.
The SDR is unable to provide insight into the claim processing procedures of the GAs or provide an estimated timeline as to how long it will take the GAs to issue payments for either unearned premium refunds or loss claims.
The kinds of claims which will be paid by GAs depends upon applicable law, and non-policyholder creditors of the estate will not be reimbursed by GAs, but from Weston’s own assets. A Proof of Claim process is available for prospective claimants and creditors to register their claims to estate assets, subject to a Claims Filing Deadline and bar date (the date after which no more claims may be filed). The claims bar date has not yet been established, but the Claims Filing Deadline is August 8, 2023. For more information, please visit https://weston-ins-liquidation.com/.
New Claims: If you need to submit a First Notice of Loss (i.e., a new claim that has not previously been reported to Weston), please click here.