First of 3 SWFL Insurance Villages for Hurricane Ian claims begins

Reporter: Tiffany Rizzo Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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If you are frustrated with insurance companies stalling on Hurricane Ian payments, then visiting the state-organized Insurance Villages might be your best chance of reaching a payout.

The Florida Department of Financial Services is hosting two Insurance Villages this week for policyholders to meet with their insurance adjuster and resolve outstanding claims regarding Hurricane Ian.

The first Insurance Village is being held at the Charlotte County Event Center, Wednesday and began at 9 a.m. It is scheduled to end at 5 p.m.

Insurance Village sign. Credit: WINK

The previous state-run Insurance Village was held back in April, and attendees like Barry Shiflett left the village with great success.

“It makes me feel great because now I can close out that claim account,” said Shiflett. “I came here today with all my documentation, and I’m walking out with four checks.”

Shiflett came to the insurance village, met with an insurance representative in person, and settled his claim.

Remember to bring documents like your ID, insurance cards and your policy, pictures of your damage and any repair estimates you may have already received.

The next two Insurance Villages will be held at the Florida Southwestern State College in South Fort Myers on Thursday and Friday.

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