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DFS to Deploy Hurricane Ian Insurance Village to Ft. Myers


For Immediate Release: Friday, January 27, 2023

Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

DFS to Deploy Hurricane Ian Insurance Village to Ft. Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Today, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that, as a follow up to last year’s deployment of initial payment centers to Southwest Florida due to Hurricane Ian, the Division of Consumer Services is hosting an Insurance Village today, Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th. The village will serve as an opportunity for policyholders to meet with their property insurer in-person and work together to resolve outstanding claims. Representatives from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and more than a dozen insurers are expected to be on hand to assist insurance consumers.

Policyholders should bring as much documentation as they can, including:

  • A driver’s license or other form of identification (Passport/State issued ID)
  • Insurance cards and insurance policy information/documentation
  • Pictures or documentation of the property being claimed as a loss resulting from Hurricane Ian
  • Repair estimates
  • Any additional insurance-related information that is readily accessible.

NOTE: Due to space limitations, the insurance village will exclusively focus on insurance related-issues and staff from other agencies will not be present to assist with other post-storm benefits. For more information visit  

ft. Myers

Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28

Florida Southwestern State College

8099 College Parkway, AA177

Ft. Myers, Florida, 33919

The insurance village will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.


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). 

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