• Filing Date: 2015-03-10
  • Form Type: 10-K
  • Description: Annual report
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Investments (Real Estate Investments) - Additional Information (Detail) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended 6 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Jun. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Schedule of Investments [Line Items]        
Maximum Amount of Loan Receivable   9,785hci_MaximumLoanAmount    
ADC Arrangement Under the ADC Arrangement, the Company provides financing to a property developer for the acquisition, development, and construction of a retail shopping center. The Company also expects to participate in the residual profit resulting from the ultimate sale or other use of the property. Classification and accounting for the ADC Arrangement as a loan, an investment in real estate, or a joint venture is determined by the Company’s evaluation of the characteristics and the risks and rewards of the ADC Arrangement. If the Company expects to receive more than 50% of the residual profit from the ADC Arrangement and it has characteristics similar to a real estate investment, the costs of the real estate project will be capitalized and interest will be recognized in net investment income.      
Maximum exposure to loss relating to the VIE 4,477us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityEntityMaximumLossExposureAmount      
ADC Arrangement [Member]        
Schedule of Investments [Line Items]        
Percentage of rentable space secured   90.00%hci_PercentageOfRentableSpaceSecured
/ us-gaap_LongTermPurchaseCommitmentByCategoryOfItemPurchasedAxis
= hci_AcquisitionDevelopmentAndConstructionLoanArrangementMember
   
Interest Rate on Loan Receivable   6.00%us-gaap_MortgageLoansOnRealEstateInterestRate
/ us-gaap_LongTermPurchaseCommitmentByCategoryOfItemPurchasedAxis
= hci_AcquisitionDevelopmentAndConstructionLoanArrangementMember
   
ADC Arrangement Based on the characteristics of this ADC Arrangement which are similar to those of an investment, combined with the expected residual profit being greater than 50%, the arrangement is included in real estate investments at its carrying value in the balance sheet.      
Maximum exposure to loss relating to the VIE 2,888us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityEntityMaximumLossExposureAmount
/ us-gaap_LongTermPurchaseCommitmentByCategoryOfItemPurchasedAxis
= hci_AcquisitionDevelopmentAndConstructionLoanArrangementMember
     
Minimum [Member]        
Schedule of Investments [Line Items]        
Term of Loan Receivable   24 months    
Maximum [Member]        
Schedule of Investments [Line Items]        
Term of Loan Receivable   36 months    
Real Estate Investments [Member]        
Schedule of Investments [Line Items]        
Depreciation and amortization expenses under real estate investments $ 402us-gaap_DepreciationDepletionAndAmortization
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfFairValueOfSeparateAccountsByMajorCategoryOfInvestmentAxis
= us-gaap_RealEstateInvestmentMember
  $ 388us-gaap_DepreciationDepletionAndAmortization
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfFairValueOfSeparateAccountsByMajorCategoryOfInvestmentAxis
= us-gaap_RealEstateInvestmentMember
$ 279us-gaap_DepreciationDepletionAndAmortization
/ us-gaap_ScheduleOfFairValueOfSeparateAccountsByMajorCategoryOfInvestmentAxis
= us-gaap_RealEstateInvestmentMember