06 September 2016

by People’s Trust Insurance | Sep 06, 2016

TALLAHASSEE—When Hurricane Hermine struck Florida – the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years – it provided a long-planned-for opportunity for People’s Trust Insurance to test its unique recovery model and prove its catastrophe plan.

The Deerfield Beach-based home insurance company has a comprehensive catastrophe plan, which tracks policyholders in the path of a storm and moves materials and recovery experts into position to help them quickly.

When it became clear that Hermine would make landfall, People’s Trust affiliated company, the Rapid Response Team was dispatched, being Florida’s largest insurance restoration general contractor they were immediately able to assist People’s Trust policyholders in the storm affected areas. 

Deploying resources from its network of 12 response centers around the state, the Rapid Response Team put more than 30 trucks on the road, loaded with recovery supplies and equipment, and dozens of the 1,000 generators it keeps at the ready.  It also sent more than 60 expert repair specialists to tarp roofs, remove downed trees, provide water mitigation and install generators for affected policyholders from Tampa to Tallahassee. 
“We’ve been preparing for an event like this since the company was founded eight years ago,” said President and CEO George W. Schaeffer.  “Our unique preparedness plan was put to the test and it came through for our policyholders. It’s simply a better way.” 

The Rapid Response Team specialists make 24/7 emergency repairs for People’s Trust policyholders in the event of a natural disaster or an everyday home emergency and manage repairs from beginning to end. 

Founded in 2008, People’s Trust Insurance has emerged as one of Florida’s top 10 home insurance companies, providing homeowners with affordable rates and benefits not available anywhere else.  Honored with the 2013 Enterprise Florida Governor’s Innovators in Business Award, People’s Trust provides a “Better Way” for more than 150,000 Floridians to insure their homes.  With more than 600 employees in its family of companies and an affiliation with Florida’s largest restoration general contractor, People’s Trust is Florida’s best-prepared home insurance company and a full partner in policyholders’ recovery after loss.