The State of Florida will help householders who’ve points with their insurers which can be taking too lengthy to course of their Hurricane Ian-related claims, chief monetary officer for Florida, Jimmy Patronis, has acknowledged.
Patronis was in Fort Myers earlier this week to reply questions on insurance coverage corporations and the size of time they need to be taking to course of claims. The CFO stated that he’s conscious that many individuals are nonetheless owed funds from their insurers.
“When you really feel such as you need x quantity and your provider desires this quantity, then we’ll present a mediator at no cost to iron out the distinction so you will get that declare settled,” Patronis stated.
NBC2 Information reported that Patronis additionally revealed plans to name insurance coverage corporations that withdrew their enterprise from the state again to southwest Florida to assist pay out excellent claims.
“We will probably be again in April with one other strong insurance coverage village with insurance coverage suppliers so you may meet in particular person,” the CFO added.
The insurance coverage village organized by Patronis’ workplace final month paid almost $5.5 million to 11 hundred policyholders.
Patronis’ statements come as state regulators moved to position the bancrupt United Property & Casualty Insurance coverage Firm into receivership. A complete of six insurers had been positioned into receivership in 2022, with UPC the latest insurer to affix their ranks.