• Filing Date: 2017-02-22
  • Form Type: 10-K
  • Description: Annual report
Nature of Operations
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Operations

Note 1— Nature of Operations

HCI Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (“HCI” or the “Company”), is primarily engaged in the property and casualty insurance business through Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Inc. (“HCPCI”), its principal operating subsidiary. HCPCI is authorized to underwrite various homeowners’ property and casualty insurance products and allied lines business in the state of Florida. HCPCI also offers flood-endorsed and wind-only policies to new and pre-existing Florida customers. HCPCI’s operations are supported by HCI Group, Inc. and the following HCI subsidiaries:


    Homeowners Choice Managers, Inc. – acts as managing general agent and provides marketing, underwriting, claims settlement, accounting and financial services to HCPCI;


    Southern Administration, Inc. – provides policy administration services to HCPCI; and


    Claddaugh Casualty Insurance Company, Ltd. – participates in the reinsurance program to HCPCI.

The Company’s insurance subsidiaries also include TypTap Insurance Company (“TypTap”), a Florida insurance company approved by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (“FLOIR”) in January 2016. TypTap offers standalone flood policies to Florida homeowners. In 2016, the Company’s Alabama insurance subsidiary, Homeowners Choice Assurance Company, Inc. (“HCA”) voluntarily surrendered its certificate of authority to the Alabama Department of Insurance and, as a result, formally terminated its plan to conduct business in the state of Alabama. Since its organization, HCA had no operations. The withdrawal was effective on June 30, 2016 and HCA was dissolved in December 2016.

In addition, HCI includes various subsidiaries predominantly engaged in the businesses of owning and leasing real estate, operating marina facilities and one restaurant, and developing software products.

The Company reports its operations under one business segment.

The Company obtained a majority of its policies through participation in a “take-out program” with Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”), a Florida state supported insurer. Policies were obtained in separate assumption transactions with Citizens that took place from July 2007 through November 2016. The Company is required to offer renewals on the policies acquired for a period of three years subsequent to the initial expiration of the assumed policies. During the first full year after assumption, such renewals are required to have rates that are equivalent to or less than the rates charged by Citizens. Substantially all of the Company’s premium revenue since inception comes from these assumptions and one additional assumption through which the Company acquired the Florida policies of another Florida insurance carrier.