After 14 years, the Commissioner of Insurance of the Virgin Islands has been discharged as conservator of Phoenix Fire and Marine Insurance Company (“Phoenix”). The Commissioner reported that: $15,936,228.13 had been paid to claims under Phoenix policies; $298,452.38 in unearned premiums disbursed to policy holders; $1,819,449.76 held in trust; and there is a balance of $3,819,449.76 in outstanding claims and unearned premiums.
In addition to discharging the Commissioner, the Court awarded $400,000 in administrative fees and deposited $1,396,169.10 in unclaimed funds with the Commission of Finance to be designated as the Phoenix Fire Trust Fund, into which any unclaimed funds shall be deposited. , Civil No. 1991-271 (USDC D.V.I. Nov. 3, 2017).