American Home Shield Florida

Vikas Kumar filed this request with the Florida Department of Financial Services of Florida.
Tracking # 212281-17
Est. Completion None
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From: Vikas Kumar

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, § 552 et. seq.

Please provide me with the following:

Records of the "detailed claims register" American Home Shield has maintained and reported to the State of Florida since Dec. 31 of 2013 in accordance with Florida Statute Chapter 634.

For records for which you assert confidential treatment, I request that the FOIA office provide me with an estimate regarding the number of pages and date range of the pages at issue. This information will help me assess whether I would like the FOIA office to proceed with confidential treatment processing.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify any denial or withholding by reference to specific FOIA exemptions. If you invoke certain exemptions, those exemptions should be narrowly construed. I also respectfully remind you that the FOIA obligated federal agencies to provide all “reasonably segregable” portions of all documents responsive to my request pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(b) et. seq.

If you intend to acknowledge receipt of this request or give us a tracking number for this FOIA, please do so via the same means used to communicate this request to you.

Do not send paper mail or CDs to Muckrock in Massachusetts, even if such an address included in boilerplate below. Any paper mail should be sent to my Washington, DC address, included below. But again, I strongly prefer that a digital communication is sent instead of, or concurrently with, any paper mail.

As a representative of the news media, there should be no fees related to this request. In the event there are copying fees, please inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically--by e-mail attachment, or if the response is too large, direct download link or mailed CD-ROM.

As I am making this request as a journalist and this information is of timely value, I would appreciate your communicating with me by telephone during normal business hours or by e-mail, rather than by mail, if you have questions regarding this request. As FOIA requires, I look forward to your reply in 20 business days.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Conor Winters
The Capitol Forum
1233 20th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
cwinters@thecapitolforum.com
202-813-1274

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Vikas Kumar

From: Moore, Jon

Mr. Winters,

Per our recent conversation, I am forwarding this request to the public records units housed within the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation in an effort to provide you with any records that may be responsive to your request.

Should you have any questions or concerns, OIR's communications office can be reached at:

Press@floir.com<mailto:Press@floir.com> or 850-413-2515

Best,

Jon Moore
Office of Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis
Florida Department of Financial Services
(850) 413-2870 Jon.Moore1@myfloridacfo.com<mailto:Jon.Moore1@myfloridacfo.com>

DISCLAIMER: Please note that Florida has a broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are considered to be public records and will be made available to the public and the media upon request. Therefore, your e-mail message may be subject to public disclosure.

From: Ealy, Eddie

Good Afternoon: The Office of Insurance Regulation is in receipt of your Public Records Request.

Your request is being processed. Any responsive documents will be provided to you via email or secure link.

Please note that requests requiring a significant staff time may require the payment of the reasonable costs incurred by the Office to produce the requested records. For voluminous requests, requesters are required to pay a deposit prior to the retrieval of the records.

If there is a charge associated with your request, you will receive an itemized invoice that must be paid prior to the production of any documents.

If you have any questions or would like to revise your request at any time, please feel free to contact me.

Eddie Ealy
Staff Assistant
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Division of Legal Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4206
(850) 413-4214

From: Ealy, Eddie

Good Morning: This Office has nothing responsive to your request. These claim registers are to be recorded and kept by the company. Our office is not the custodian of records for these documents as we do not check for compliance with this statute outside of an examination.

Eddie Ealy
Staff Assistant
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Division of Legal Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4206
(850) 413-4214

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