The Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that, as a follow up to last year’s deployment of initial payment centers and the insurance village in January, the Division of Consumer Services will be hosting Insurance Villages.
The villages 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.
Tuesday, April 18 / 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Diamondhead Beach Resort (Ballroom) / 2000 Estero Boulevard
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: The insurance villages will exclusively focus on insurance related-issues and staff from other agencies will not be present to assist with other post-storm benefits.
Other locations and dates:
Punta Gorda / Wednesday, April 19 / Charlotte County Event Center / 75 Taylor St. / Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
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).