Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Company ("Gulfstream") was found to be insolvent and placed into liquidation by a Florida court on July 28, 2021. The CONSENT ORDER APPOINTING THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AS RECEIVER OF GULFSTREAM PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY FOR PURPOSES OF LIQUIDATION, INJUNCTION, AND NOTICE OF AUTOMATIC STAY may be viewed here. The liquidation order triggered TPCIGA's statutory obligations to Texas policyholders and claimants under TEX. INS. CODE chapter 462, known as the Guaranty Act.
The liquidation order permanently enjoins all persons, including policyholders and creditors, from instituting or further prosecuting any action against Gulfstream except within the liquidation proceedings. In addition, the Texas Guaranty Act imposes an automatic six-
CANCELLATION OF POLICIES
The liquidation order cancels all in-
Flood policies administered by Gulfstream but issued under Federal law are not cancelled by the liquidation order. Those policies will be transferred to a new policy administrator.
NEW AND PENDING LOSS CLAIMS INFORMATION
Continue to report new claims to Gulfstream at (866) 485-
TPCIGA is working with the Florida receiver to arrange for transfer of the Texas claims to TPCIGA for handling. Policyholders and claimants are requested to forgo contacting TPCIGA on non-
If you have insurance available through any carrier other than Gulfstream, that insurance is now primary, and you should contact your carrier to make a claim. All forms of other available insurance must be exhausted before TPCIGA can consider payment of your claim.
LAWSUITS AND STAY OF LITIGATION
Litigation against Gulfstream is permanently enjoined by the liquidation order. Any pending lawsuit in which Gulfstream is obligated to defend a party is automatically stayed for a period of six months from the date of the liquidation order, or until January 28, 2022, pursuant to TEX. INS. CODE §462.309. The statute of limitations is not tolled by the automatic stay.
PRIOR OR PENDING SETTLEMENTS
TPCIGA is not bound by a settlement or release entered into by Gulfstream or its insureds, and such a settlement is not evidence of liability or damages against TPCIGA or an insured. TEX. INS. CODE §462.303. TPCIGA is obligated to review all claims to determine the extent to which they may be payable under the Guaranty Act.
RECEIVER CONTACT INFORMATION
The Florida Department of Financial Services is the appointed receiver responsible for winding up the affairs of Gulfstream through its Rehabilitation and Liquidation Division. You may email the Florida receiver at Consumer.Services@myfloridacfo.com, call (800) 882-
Information as of 08/09/2021
Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Company
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