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CFO Atwater and Commissioner Altmaier to Tour St. Augustine Damage and Meet with Insurance Executives about Insurance Response Efforts


Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413 – 2842

St. Augustine, Fla. – Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier join with legislative members, local leaders and insurance company executives to tour Hurricane Matthew damage in St. John’s County.
Following the tour, participants will meet to discuss the insurance industry’s claims-handling response.  As of Tuesday morning, more 29,000 insurance claims have been filed statewide, totaling an estimated $170 million in losses.

WHAT:           Damage Assessment Tour in St. John's County                                                             
WHERE:         Davis Shores, Historic Downtown
WHEN:           Wednesday, October 12
                        10:15am EST – 11:30am EST
Followed by:
WHAT:            Hurricane Matthew Insurance Response
WHERE:         Flagler College                        
                     Ringhaver Student Center, 2nd Floor Virginia Room
                     50 Sevilla Drive, St. Augustine, Fla.  
WHEN:            Wednesday, October 12
                        11:30am – 1:00pm EST
*For planning purposes, media are asked to confirm their attendance. Reach the on-site contact by calling (850) 529 – 4614.

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).