|Date:||October 14, 2019|
|Source:||Florida Department of Financial Services|
For Immediate Release: Monday, October 14, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, email@example.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, firstname.lastname@example.org
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis hosted a Hurricane Michael Insurance Village at Florida State University Panama City on October 11 and 12. The event provided an opportunity for Panhandle residents having insurance issues to meet with their insurance company in person to work towards settling their claim.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “One year ago, the Florida Panhandle was changed forever by Hurricane Michael. Unfortunately, the recovery has been hampered by the more than 17,000 outstanding insurance claims left open a full year after the storm. This weekend, my Consumer Services Team hosted 30 insurance companies at our Hurricane Michael Insurance Village in Panama City where an estimated $1,451,815 in claims payments have been made to consumers after meeting with their insurance company in person.
"While this is great progress in paying out remaining claims, it's past time insurance companies step up for the consumers who pay their premiums faithfully month after month. If you’re still having issues with claims, please call my helpline today at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO for free assistance.”
About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).