FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Patel Paresh
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
HCI Group, Inc. [HCI]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director __X__ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Executive Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
5300 W. CYPRESS STREET, SUITE 100
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
11/26/2018
(Street)

TAMPA, FL 33607
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 11/26/2018   P   1,000 A $ 52.91 85,000 D  
Common stock               35,000 I IRA
Common stock               300,000 (1) D  
Common stock               438,000 D (2)  
Common Stock               30,000 (3) D  
Common Stock               40,000 (4) D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy) (5) $ 40               (6) 01/07/2027 Common 110,000   110,000 D  
Stock Option (Right to Buy) (5) $ 40               (7) 02/08/2028 Common 110,000   110,000 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Patel Paresh
5300 W. CYPRESS STREET
SUITE 100
TAMPA, FL 33607
  X   X   Chief Executive Officer  

Signatures

 /s/ Andrew L. Graham as Attorney-in-fact for Paresh Patel   11/28/2018
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Restricted stock grant of 400,000 shares effective 5/16/2013: the Issuer cancelled effective 3/2/2016 a 100,000 share tranche of this grant that was to have vested one year after the closing price of HCI common shares equaled or exceeded $50 per share for 20 consecutive trading days. Of the award's 300,000 remaining shares, 100,000 have previously vested, 100,000 shares will vest one year after the closing price of HCI common shares equals or exceeds $65 per share for 20 consecutive trading days, and 100,000 will vest one year after the closing price of HCI common shares equals or exceeds $80 per share for 20 consecutive trading days. All shares for which restrictions have not lapsed 6 years and one day from the grant date will be forfeited. These shares were granted by the Company pursuant to the Company's 2012 Omnibus Incentive Plan and under the terms and conditions of a restricted stock agreement dated 5/16/2013.
(2) Shares held jointly with spouse.
(3) Restricted stock grant of 40,000 shares effective January 7, 2017: Restrictions on 10,000 shares have lapsed. Restrictions on the remaining 30,000 shares will lapse in 10,000 amounts on each of January 7, 2019, January 7, 2020, and January 7, 2021. These shares were granted by the Company pursuant to the Company's 2012 Omnibus Incentive Plan and under the terms and conditions of a restricted stock award contract dated January 7, 2017.
(4) Restricted stock grant of 40,000 shares effective February 8, 2018: Restrictions on 10,000 shares will lapse on each of February 8, 2019, February 8, 2020, February 8, 2021, and February 8, 2022. These shares were granted by the Company pursuant to the Company's 2012 Omnibus Incentive Plan and under the terms and conditions of a restricted stock award contract dated February 8, 2018.
(5) The options were granted pursuant to the HCI Group, Inc. 2012 Omnibus Incentive Plan.
(6) The options were granted on January 7, 2017 at an exercise price of $40.00 per share, in excess of the $39.71 market value. Commencing on January 7, 2018 and continuing on the same day of each calendar year thereafter through and including January 7, 2021, the amount of 27,500 options will vest and become exercisable on each such annual vesting date. Once vested, the options may be exercised at any time up to and including January 7, 2027.
(7) The options were granted on February 8, 2018 at an exercise price of $40.00 per share, in excess of the $34.92 market value. Commencing on February 8, 2019 and continuing on the same day of each calendar year thereafter through and including February 8, 2022, the amount of 27,500 options will vest and become exercisable on each such annual vesting date. Once vested, the options may be exercised at any time up to and including February 8, 2028.

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