CFO Patronis Deploys Insurance Experts to the Florida Keys

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (RealEstateRama) — Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that the Department of Financial Services is sending insurance specialists to the Florida Keys to assist with the handling of Hurricane Irma claims.

CFO Patronis said, “The Keys are back open for business, but recovery efforts will continue in the weeks ahead and many residents are still in need of help with the filing of insurance claims on their damaged homes. I’ve seen the damage in the Keys firsthand, and I want homeowners to have the best possible advice at their fingertips when making important insurance decisions regarding repairs. We’re proud to be a resource as our fellow Floridians recover and rebuild from this historic storm.”

Beginning Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, the Department will help facilitate five community insurance forums in Monroe County. Hosted in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the Monroe County Bar Association and a local non-profit group focused on securing fair insurance rates for area residents will also be in attendance.

The community forum locations are as follows:

Key West
Friday, October 13 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. EST
Harvey Government Center
1200 Truman Avenue

Lower Keys
Saturday, October 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Sugarloaf Fire Station
17175 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 17

Marathon
Saturday, October 14 | 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST
Monroe County BOCC Chambers
2798 Overseas Highway

Islamorada
Sunday, October 15 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Whale Harbor
83413 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 83.4

Key Largo
Sunday, October 15 | 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST
Murray Nelson Government Center
102050 Overseas Highway

Following these weekend events, the Department’s insurance specialists will remain in Monroe County to provide individual insurance assistance at area Capital Bank locations.

Beginning Monday, October 16 through Wednesday, October 18, insurance specialists will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST at the following bank locations:

Capital Bank
2348 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL

Capital Bank
30480 Overseas Highway
Big Pine Key, FL

Capital Bank
330 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL

Capital Bank
80900 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL

All Floridians and business owners can gain one-on-one insurance expertise by calling the Department’s toll-free Insurance Consumer Helpline at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO. The Department has also launched a Hurricane Season Insurance Resources website available by visiting www.myfloridacfo.com

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Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413–2842

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