The State of Florida will help householders who’ve points with their insurers which might be taking too lengthy to course of their Hurricane Ian-related claims, chief monetary officer for Florida, Jimmy Patronis, has said.
Patronis was in Fort Myers earlier this week to reply questions on insurance coverage firms and the size of time they need to be taking to course of claims. The CFO mentioned that he’s conscious that many individuals are nonetheless owed funds from their insurers.
“In case you really feel such as you need x quantity and your service 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 mentioned.
NBC2 News reported that Patronis additionally revealed plans to name insurance coverage firms that withdrew their enterprise from the state again to southwest Florida to assist pay out excellent claims.
“We can be again in April with one other strong insurance coverage village with insurance coverage suppliers so you’ll be able to meet in particular person,” the CFO added.
The insurance coverage village organized by Patronis’ workplace final month paid practically $5.5 million to 11 hundred policyholders.
Patronis’ statements come as state regulators moved to put the bancrupt United Property & Casualty Insurance Company into receivership. A complete of six insurers had been positioned into receivership in 2022, with UPC the latest insurer to affix their ranks.