DFS to deploy Hurricane Ian Insurance Villages to Southwest Florida
Today, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that, as a follow up to last year’s deployment of initial payment centers to Southwest Florida due to Hurricane Ian, the Division of Consumer Services will host three Insurance Villages the week of Jan. 23 through Jan. 28.
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.
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: Due to space limitations, 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. For more information visit www.FloridaDisaster.org.
Insurance Villages locations and times:
Monday, Jan. 23 and Tuesday, Jan. 24
Charlotte County Event Center
75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Tringali Meeting Hall
3450 N Access Road, Englewood (West Building)
No event on Thursday.
Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28
Florida SouthWestern State College
8099 College Parkway, A177, Fort Myers
All insurance villages will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
Source: Department of Financial Services