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CFO Sink Asks BP to Clarify Claims Process

5/11/2010

CONTACT: Jerri Franz or Nina Banister, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE—Florida CFO Alex Sink today asked BP America to clarify the process Florida consumers should follow to file a claim related to the oil spill.  Following a weekend meeting, CFO Sink sent a letter today reiterating that she continues to hear from Floridians concerned by long on-hold times when calling the BP phone line for filing claims, and who are confused about what is required to file a claim. CFO Sink’s Department of Financial Services’ Consumer Helpline provides consumers and businesses with assistance in insurance and will use the information to more effectively assist Floridians impacted by business disruption from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
 
“As we both know, it is imperative that we work together to keep Florida’s business owners informed of all the options available to protect their livelihoods,” CFO Sink wrote.
 
Here is a link to the letter that was sent today. 

As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, CFO Alex Sink oversees the Department of Financial Services.  A successful business leader with nearly three decades of experience in the private sector, Sink is serving her first term as Florida's CFO.  CFO Sink's priorities include using her business experience to cut wasteful spending, holding government accountable to Florida’s taxpayers, and cracking down on financial and insurance fraud.