SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
February 26, 2009
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)||
(Commission file number)
|(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
1110 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (954) 958-1200
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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ITEM 8.01 Other Events.
On February 24, 2009, Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) was informed that its subsidiary, Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company (“UPCIC”), received approval for a premium rate increase for its homeowner’s program within the State of Florida. The premium rate increase, which will average
approximately 4.8 percent statewide, was approved by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (‘OIR”). On February 26, 2009, UPCIC was informed by the OIR that the effective dates for the premium rate increase is February 27, 2009 for new business and April 19, 2009 for renewal business.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: February 26, 2009||Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc.|
|/s/ James M. Lynch|
|James M. Lynch|
|Executive Vice President|