The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release:
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis hosted a Hurricane Michael Insurance Village this past Friday and Saturday at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. The event provided an opportunity for Panhandle residents having insurance issues to meet with their insurance company face-to-face to work towards settling their claims.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "Over the weekend, my Division of Consumer Services hosted a Hurricane Michael Insurance Village in Panama City that brought together 28 insurance companies to assist consumers with their insurance claims. I'm thrilled to say we made a real difference in the lives of consumers with insurance companies issuing more than $2.4 million in checks to policyholders affected by the storm.
"If you need assistance with filing post-storm claims, please call my toll-free Insurance Consumer Helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236) to speak to an insurance specialist at no charge. We are here to help you at no cost."
For more information on Hurricane Michael insurance assistance click here (http://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 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).