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CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Activates Emergency Insurance Village in Bay County

10/15/2018

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 15, 2018
Contact: Communications@myfloridacfo.com, 850.413.2842 
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Activates Emergency Insurance Village in Bay County
 
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Following Hurricane Michael’s devastation to the Florida panhandle, Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis will deploy an emergency insurance village in Panama City to assist residents with the insurance claims process. As of today, October 15, CFO Patronis’ Division of Consumer Services will be joined by FEMA, along with American Bankers Ins. Co. of FL, American Integrity, American Security Insurance Company, American Strategic Insurance, Anchor Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Cabrillo Coastal, General Insurance Agency, LLC, Capitol Preferred Insurance Company, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Cypress Property and Casualty, FedNat Insurance Company, Florida Association of Insurance Agents, Monarch National Insurance Company, Nationwide Insurance, Olympus Insurance, Security First Insurance Company, Southern Fidelity Ins. Company, Southern Fidelity Property & Casualty, Standard Guaranty Insurance Company, Tower Hill Insurance, Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company, USAA, and Weston Insurance Company.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “This Panhandle community has lost everything. Many of our towns are wiped off the map. With thousands still without electricity and communications systems mostly non-existent, people can come to this insurance village to get the answers they need to begin the rebuilding process.” 
 
What:              Hurricane Michael Insurance Village
 
When:             Tuesday, October 16 to Friday, October 19
                     (WILL BE ADJUSTED AS NEEDED)          
                        8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT
 
Where:            Sam’s Club Parking Lot, 1707 W 23rd St, Panama City, FL 32405
 
Residents should bring as much documentation as they can: 
 
-   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 Michael.
-   Any additional insurance-related information that is readily accessible.
 
For assistance when filing post-storm claims, please call CFO Patronis' Insurance Consumer Helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236). For more information on Hurricane Michael insurance assistance please visit: www.myfloridacfo.com/division/Consumers/HurricaneMichael.htm

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a native Floridian 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).