The Florida Department of Financial Services issued the following news release on Sept. 21:
Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the Department of Financial Services' emergency adjuster license system has been activated to support homeowners' and businesses' efforts to get back on their feet following the impacts of Hurricane Sally in the Florida Panhandle.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, "After a storm passes and the flood waters recede, families and businesses begin the difficult process of rebuilding and filing insurance claims. The faster adjusters can assess damages to their policyholders, the quicker consumers can be compensated for their losses and rebuild. By activating the emergency adjuster license process, we'll grow the supply of adjusters deployed to the region to expedite the claims handling process for these communities still recovering from this storm. We have been here before and we will work to get through this together."
CFO Patronis' Department of Financial Services licenses and regulates insurance adjusters in the state of Florida.
There are more than 150,000 adjusters currently licensed by the state. The emergency adjuster licensing allows insurers to bring in catastrophe adjusters from other states to rapidly respond to catastrophe claims, such as hurricanes. For more information, please visit myfloridacfo.com/Division/Agents/Licensure/EmergencyAdjusters/.
Florida Dept of Financial Services
Jimmy Patronis serves the citizens of the state of Florida as the state's Chief Financial Officer, State Fire Marshal, and member of the Florida Cabinet.