CLEARWATER, Fla., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRTG) ("Heritage" or the "Company"), a property and casualty insurance holding company, announced today that its subsidiary, Heritage Property & Casualty Company (Heritage P&C), was approved by the Georgia Office of Insurance Regulation to write property and casualty policies in the state. Georgia marks the sixth state in the U.S. where Heritage P&C has been approved by authorities to write insurance. Heritage P&C is actively writing business in Florida and North Carolina and has been approved in South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and now Georgia. In addition Zephyr Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Heritage, is actively writing policies in Hawaii.
Heritage Chairman & CEO Bruce Lucas stated, "We are pleased to announce our approval in Georgia, which will be our seventh state for business production. Georgia represents another great opportunity to grow our footprint as a strong regional carrier in the southeast."
Heritage Property & Casualty Company has an application pending in Massachusetts. The Company intends to continue to expand into new states where opportunities exist.
Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a property and casualty insurance holding company headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Its subsidiary, Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company, writes over $590 million of personal and commercial residential premium through a large network of experienced agents. Heritage is led by a seasoned senior management team with an average of 31 years of insurance industry experience.
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