SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report: September 21, 2020
(Date of earliest event reported)
FEDNAT HOLDING COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Florida|| ||000-25001|| ||65-0248866|
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)|| ||(Commission File Number)|| ||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
14050 N.W. 14th Street, Suite 180
|(Address of principal executive offices)|| ||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (800) 293-2532
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock||FNHC||Nasdaq Global Market|
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Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, on September 16, 2020 as a Category 2 hurricane impacting both Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. FedNat Holding Company (the “Company”) has three insurance subsidiaries that write homeowners insurance in these states: FedNat Insurance Company (“FNIC”), Maison Insurance Company (“MIC”) and Monarch National Insurance Company (“MNIC”). The Company has deployed the appropriate resources to the affected areas to best serve our policyholders in their time of need.
The Company has in place a combined reinsurance program for all its carriers, with the most recent renewal beginning on July 1, 2020. The Company currently estimates that its initial aggregate gross losses as a result of Hurricane Sally, which will be paid out in the coming months, will exceed its single-event aggregate reinsurance retention of $25 million. It is also anticipated that the total net impact to the Company will be reduced based on the amount of Hurricane Sally losses that are incurred in the state of Alabama, where the Company has additional underlying catastrophe reinsurance protection. The Company also has a 50% quota-share reinsurance treaty in place on its book written by SageSure Insurance Managers LLC, our independent MGU partner, which may serve to further reduce Hurricane Sally’s net impact to the Company.
The Company’s reinsurance program remains intact for a potential third hurricane this season with a $25 million retention along with additional underlying layers that lower the retention for any additional events to as low as $10 million for a Florida landfall.
The Company expects to report on its total estimated catastrophe losses from all third quarter events following quarter end. Please see the Company’s filings on Form 8-K dated June 1, 2020 and September 9, 2020 and the Company’s Form 10-Q dated June 30, 2020 for further information regarding the reinsurance program and how it protects each of its three insurance companies from catastrophic losses both inside and outside the state of Florida.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
| ||FEDNAT HOLDING COMPANY|| |
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|Date: September 21, 2020||By:||/s/ Ronald A. Jordan|| |
|Name:||Ronald A. Jordan|
| ||Title:||Chief Financial Officer|
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