SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 28, 2021
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
1110 W. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (954) 958-1200
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Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company (“UPCIC”) and American Platinum Property and Casualty Insurance Company (“APPCIC” and together with UPCIC, the “Insurance Entities”), each a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), have completed the placement of their respective 2021-2022 reinsurance programs, effective June 1, 2021.
The Insurance Entities are responsible for insured losses related to catastrophic events in excess of coverage provided by their reinsurance programs. The Insurance Entities also remain responsible for insured losses notwithstanding the failure of any reinsurer to make payments otherwise due to the Insurance Entities. The Insurance Entities’ inability to satisfy valid insurance claims resulting from catastrophic events could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial condition and liquidity.
UPCIC’s 2021-2022 Reinsurance Program
•First event All States retention of $45 million; First event Non-Florida retention of $15 million.
•All States first event tower extends to $3.413 billion with no co-participation in any of the layers and no limitation on loss adjustment expenses for the non-catastrophe bond Cosaint Re Pte. Ltd. traditional reinsurance while maintaining the same favorable historical deposit premium payment schedules.
•Assuming a first event completely exhausts the $3.413 billion tower, the second event exhaustion point would be $1.101 billion.
•Full reinstatement available on $1.06 billion of the $1.356 billion of non-FHCF first event catastrophe coverage for guaranteed second event coverage. For all layers purchased between $45 million and the projected Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund ("FHCF") retention, to the extent that all of our coverage or a portion thereof is exhausted in a catastrophic event and reinstatement premium is due, we have purchased enough reinstatement premium protection ("RPP") limit to pay the premium necessary for the reinstatement of these coverages.
•Specific 3rd and 4th event private market catastrophe excess of loss coverage of $86 million in excess of $25 million provides frequency protection for multiple events during the treaty period.
•For the FHCF Reimbursement Contracts effective June 1, 2021, UPCIC has continued the election of the 90% coverage level. We estimate the total mandatory FHCF layer will provide approximately $2.012 billion of coverage for UPCIC, which inures to the benefit of the open market coverage secured from private reinsurers.
•Secured $383 million of new catastrophe capacity with contractually agreed limits that extend coverage to include the 2022 and 2023 wind seasons. UPCIC’s catastrophe bond Cosaint Re Pte. Ltd also provides one limit of $150 million of capacity which may include the 2022 and 2023 wind seasons depending on loss activity in the 2021 wind season.
APPCIC’s 2021-2022 Reinsurance Program
•First event All States retention of $2.5 million.
•All States first event tower of $37.5 million with no co-participation in any of the layers and no limitation on loss adjustment expenses while maintaining the same favorable historical deposit premium payment schedules.
•Full reinstatement available for all private market first event catastrophe layers for guaranteed second event coverage. For the layer purchased between $2.5 million and the projected FHCF retention, to the extent that all of our coverage or a portion thereof is exhausted in a catastrophic event and reinstatement premium is due, we have purchased enough RPP limit to pay the premium necessary for the reinstatement of this coverage.
•APPCIC also purchases extensive multiple line excess per risk reinsurance with various reinsurers due to the high-value risks it insures in both the personal residential and commercial multiple peril lines of business. Under this multiple line excess per risk contract, APPCIC has coverage of $8.5 million in excess of $500 thousand ultimate net loss for each risk and each property loss, and $1 million in excess of $0.3 million for each casualty loss. A $19.5
million aggregate limit applies to the term of the contract for property-related losses and a $2.0 million aggregate limit applies to the term of the contract for casualty-related losses. This contract also contains a profit-sharing feature if specific performance measures are met.
•For the FHCF Reimbursement Contracts effective June 1, 2021, APPCIC has continued the election of the 90% coverage level. We estimate the total mandatory FHCF layer will provide approximately $17.8 million of coverage for APPCIC, which inures to the benefit of the open market coverage secured from private reinsurers.
The total cost of the 2021-22 reinsurance programs for UPCIC and APPCIC is projected to be $593 million, representing approximately 36.4% of projected direct earned premium for the 12-month treaty period.
The Company has issued a press release announcing the placement of the 2021-2022 reinsurance programs. Such press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “will,” “plan,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statement was made. Such statements may include commentary on plans, products and lines of business, marketing arrangements, reinsurance programs and other business developments and assumptions relating to the foregoing. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified, including those risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” and “Liquidity and Capital Resources” in our 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and supplemented in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Future results could differ materially from those described, and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. For further information regarding risk factors that could affect the Company’s operations and future results, refer to the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
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.
|Date: May 28, 2021||UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Stephen J. Donaghy|
|Name:||Stephen J. Donaghy|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|