When I read the note on the site saying that Citizens would not accept a new 1802 I filed a complaint. Below is the reply.
"Dear Mr. Thomas:
We have received a response from Citizens concerning the request for service you filed regarding the re-inspection for wind mitigation.
Citizens’ position is that they have a fiscal responsibility to all Floridians to ensure that the premiums that they charge are correct and reflect accurate rating characteristics for each covered property. Additionally, they state that when the entire wind mitigation procedure is read from their website, it is accurate and acceptable and is not an unfair trade practice.
Citizens advise that if the policyholder can provide documentation (such as a photo, contract, building plan, etc.) to support the existence of wind mitigation features, then the purchase of a new inspection is not needed. However, if a subsequent inspection is purchased by the policyholder that clearly supports the re-application of credit, this would not be refused. The company indicates that the OIR-B1-1802 (Rev. 01/12) that the policyholder is to use when applying for the discount mandates that it be accompanied by proof: “At least one photograph must accompany this form to validate each attribute marked in questions 3 through 7.” They advise that by mandating such proof, the OIR recognizes that mere submission of the inspection form is insufficient and does not entitle a policyholder to the discounts.
We suggest that if you have a problem in the future with any policyholder’s re-inspection form not being accepted by Citizens, which meets the criteria outlined by the OIR, that you have the policyholder contact us with the documentation and rejection notice so that we can inquire on a per case basis to ensure that the company is proceeding in a fair and equitable manner."
So, in English, if a homeowner has a new inspection and that inspection contains the required photos, CITIZENS MUST ACCEPT IT.
See… not all WCE’s are evil.