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CFO Jimmy Patronis Hosts “Fixing Problems for Floridians” Fair in West Palm Beach

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Hosts “Fixing Problems for Floridians” Fair in West Palm Beach

~ CFO Invites Public to Consumer Assistance Fair to connect Floridians with DFS and State Government Related Resources ~

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) will host a “Fixing Problems for Floridians” Fair in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024. The event is open to the public and will consist of experts from DFS to assist Floridians with their issues and educate consumers on resources available to them. Florida's Insurance Consumer Advocate Tasha Carter will also be on hand to help insurance policyholders who are dealing with a challenging claims process. Insurance consumers can learn more about ways to reduce their premiums through the My Safe Florida Home program and Workers’ Compensation professionals will also be on hand to help small businesses navigate any issues they have. The Department will also have an Unclaimed Property Portal on hand to assist Floridians in collecting any unclaimed cash they are entitled to.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve as Florida’s CFO, and one of my favorite parts of the job is connecting Floridians with the resources and services they need to fix their problems. As we go about our daily lives of working, raising a family, or running a business, problems arise and it’s important that Floridians understand that there are many state services designed to assist them and iron out those issues. My team at the Department of Financial Services is full of experts on a wide variety of insurance and financial issues and they know how to get you the answer you need. If our office cannot assist, we will connect you with the state or local agency that can. I spent 30 years in the restaurant industry and I believe great customer service is at the heart of everything we do here at DFS. Please join us and let my team go to work fixing problems for you!”

Experts will be on hand to assist consumers with a wide variety of issues including:

  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Insurance Agent & Adjuster Issues
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Contractor Issues
  • Home Hardening & Mitigation
  • Funeral & Cemetery Services

WHO:              CFO Jimmy Patronis

Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate Tasha Carter

                             DFS Insurance Agent & Agency

                        DFS Division of Consumer Services

                        DFS Division of Funeral & Cemetery Services

DFS Division of Workers’ Compensation

My Safe Florida Home

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation  

WHAT:            Fixing Problems for Floridians Fair

WHEN:            Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

                        8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST

WHERE:         The Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel

                        Room – Salon CD

                        150 Australian Avenue

                        West Palm Beach, FL 33406

NOTE: Policyholders with insurance related issues or questions should bring as much documentation as they can to allow DFS Consumer Services staff to better assist them. Documents may include 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, and/ or repair estimates.


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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