Gov. Scott Demands 90-Day Insurance Claim Grace Period For Floridians

As Floridians, we are able to relax a bit when it comes to filing the insurance claim to cover Irma damage.

Governor Rick Scott has demanded insurance companies give policy holders and additional 90 days to provide claim information.

“Throughout the preparation and response to Hurricane Irma, we have been in constant contact with the Office of Insurance Regulation and the Department of Financial Services to find ways to help our state recover.," Scott said. "I know that CFO Patronis and his team will quickly respond to the needs of Florida families, prevent fraud and quickly assess claims so families can get the service they deserve. We will not stop working until every family in Florida recovers from Hurricane Irma.”

The Emergency Order also prohibits insurance companies from canceling policies covering damaged properties for at least 90 days. This gives policyholders 90 days to either renew their insurance policy, or find a new policy.

Furthermore, the governor has demanded a freeze of any and all efforts to increase insurance rates for 90 days. 

Those with business and consumer insurance-related questions are asked to call the Insurance Consumer Helpline at 877-693-5236. 

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