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Where can I find my Florida FR44 Case Number?

The State of Florida requires insurance companies who write policies with SR22 or FR44 filings to write only six-month, paid-in-full Auto policies for Florida customers needing SR22 or FR44 filings, that have case numbers beginning with a “2″ or “4.” These policies cannot be cancelled. Florida Auto customers will see the change on their policy at renewal, when they will only be offered a paid-in-full bill plan.

The following rules apply for SR22/FR44 filings with case number beginning with 2 or 4:

  • The customer must pay for the policy term in full.
  • Insurance companies can’t process a cancellation after the first 30 days of the original effective date of the first policy term.

Specific endorsement rules:

  • Insurance companies can process credit or non-premium endorsements at any point in the customer’s policy life cycle.
  • Insurance companies can only process additional premium endorsements if effective back to the first inception or if the policy is in “Renewal Work” or “Renewal Quote” status.
  • Insurance companies can’t endorse an SR22 or FL FR44 beginning with a 2 or 4 onto the customer’s policy unless the policy is in “Renewal Work” or “Renewal Quote” status. If not, customer’s policy will have to be cancelled and rewritten to comply with the state statute.
  • Because the customer needs to pay-in-full and the policy can’t cancel, the customer would need to rewrite to make an additional premium endorsement, then remove the SR22 or FR44 beginning with a 2 or 4 and cancel the policy.
  • In addition to these rules, Florida FR44 filings will continue to require higher liability limits (i.e., 100/300/50 or 350CSL (or higher)).

Florida FR44 Insurance – How to File, What to Do, and How to Get it Cheap

If you’ve been convicted of a DUI in Florida, you’ll be required to obtain two insurance-related certificates in order to regain your driving privileges. These are the national SR22 form and the lesser-known FR44 form. While the procedure for obtaining the former has been documented exhaustively in print and online, there’s far less information available about the latter. Since the FR44 is a Florida-specific document that has few analogs elsewhere in the United States, it can be difficult to find reliable advice about procuring one.

First, it’s crucial to recognize the differences between the Florida SR22 and the Florida FR44. As a resident of a state that requires drivers to file an FR44 form, such as Florida and Virginia, you’ll most likely be required to pay upfront for your insurance coverage. In fact, Florida law prohibits insurers from charging monthly premiums on FR44 policies, which is more of a reason the insurance company will not “bend” on their billing options . This restriction is designed to protect the financial health of the insurers that operate the state and penalize DUI-convicted drivers in equal measure.

Unfortunately, the high cost of FR-44 policies means that this requirement will force you to make a substantial outlay in most cases, before getting back behind the wheel of your car. To make matters worse, Florida is notorious for its high insurance rates. After your DUI, it’s likely that your already-high auto insurance premiums will double overnight. Even if you have an impeccable driving record, you might be unable to find an FR44 insurance policy that costs less than $2,500 per year.   Additionally, you may have to pay for your policy in six-month increments.  If you have a new or financed vehicle, this is especially likely. Given the constraints of the “paid-in-full” rule issued by Florida’s insurance regulators, many insurance companies prefer to shorten the effective periods of their high-risk policies. Frequent renewals permit these companies to account for any changes in a driver’s accident history, criminal status or credit profile. What’s more, this arrangement enables DUI-convicted drivers to make smaller insurance outlays and put more of their hard-earned funds toward other DUI-related expenses.  Select Insurance Group can help with minimizing these daunting prices, as we shop and compare multiple insurance companies that specifically work with high-risk customers.  Many times we can find an adequate rate that is 1/4 of the cost of most of the “shopping” you will see out there and even offer insurance financing on some occasions.

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