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CFO Jimmy Patronis Activates Emergency Adjuster Licensing System to Aid in Hurricane Sally Recovery

9/21/2020

For Immediate Release: Monday, September 21, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Activates Emergency Adjuster Licensing System to Aid in Hurricane Sally Recovery
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – 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/.
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).