The State of Florida’s Department of Financial Services (FLDFS) has consumer resources and information for citizens affected by Hurricane Irma. And, there is information for agencies and vendors/suppliers to the insurance industry. Here are links to FLDFS resources:
Insurance Villages -- The Department of Financial Services will be setting up Insurance Villages in St. Augustine on Monday, Sept. 18th at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 Sebastian View, St. Augustine and in Jacksonville on Tuesday, September 19th at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street.
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program has been activated by the Governor of Florida because of Hurricane Irma. www.floridadisasterloan.org
FEMA federal assistance for North Florida information: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4337
Trusted Choice Disaster Relief Fund is available to assist members and their staff. If a loss has occurred, check the fund’s guidelines, and please submit a grant application. Questions can be directed to Madelyn Flannagan at [email protected] Here is the link to their page: http://www.independentagent.com/Resources/TrustedChoice/Pages/disaster-relief/disaster-relief.aspx
The Jacksonville office of the Small Business Development Center has information about how the SBDC can help small businesses in North Florida affected by Hurricane Irma. The SBDC is located at the University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Drive. They can be reached at 904-620-2476. The SBDC North Florida site: https://www.sbdc.unf.edu/
Citizens Post-Irma Teleconference notice and blog posts by FAIA’s Industry Relations Manager Dave Newell is recommended reading for any agent who has a Citizens policy that may have a claim due to Hurricane Irma. www.faia.com
Link to Citizens site: https://www.citizensfla.com/hurricane-irma
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