GALLAGHER CREATES MEDIATION PROGRAM FOR STORM VICTIMS TO
RESOLVE INSURANCE DISPUTES
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher announced the creation of a mediation program to give storm victims, at no charge to them, a way to quickly and fairly resolve claim disputes with their insurance company.
“So many Floridians are hurting and struggling to start over. My goal is to help them do that by getting their insurance claims resolved,” said Gallagher, who oversees the Florida Department of Financial Services.
The mediation program, created by emergency rule,
establishes a dispute resolution process for citizens who need help with
resolving hurricane claims prior to pursuing other options such as going to
court. Mediation meetings will be scheduled and facilitated by court-certified
mediators provided through the Collins Center for Public Policy.
Storm victims can learn more about mediation services by logging on to the department’s website at www.MyFloridaCFO.com and downloading the “Mediation Program” brochure or by calling the hurricane hotline at 1-800-22-STORM.
The skyline for October is Daytona Beach,
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