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DFS to Deploy Hurricane Ian Insurance Villages to Southwest Florida


For Immediate Release: Friday, January 20, 2023

Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

DFS to Deploy Hurricane Ian Insurance Villages to Southwest Florida

SOUTHWEST, Fla. – Today, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that, as a follow up to last year’s deployment of initial payment centers to Southwest Florida due to Hurricane Ian, the Division of Consumer Services will host three Insurance Villages the week of January 23 through January 28. The villages will serve as an opportunity for policyholders to meet with their property insurer in-person and work together to resolve outstanding claims. Representatives from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and more than a dozen insurers are expected to be on hand to assist insurance consumers.

Policyholders should bring as much documentation as they can, including:


  • A driver’s license or other form of identification (Passport/State issued ID)
  • Insurance cards and insurance policy information/documentation
  • Pictures or documentation of the property being claimed as a loss resulting from Hurricane Ian
  • Repair estimates
  • Cualquier información adicional de seguros a la que se pueda acceder fácilmente.

 NOTE: Due to space limitations, the insurance villages will exclusively focus on insurance related-issues and staff from other agencies will not be present to assist with other post-storm benefits. For more information visit  


 INSURANCE VILLAGES Locations & times:


Punta Gorda

Monday, January 23 and Tuesday, January 24

Charlotte County Event Center

75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, Florida, 33950



Wednesday, January 25

Tringali Meeting Hall, 3450 N Access Road

Englewood, FL, 34224 (West Building)

No event on Thursday.



Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28

Florida Southwestern State College

8099 College Parkway, A177

Ft. Myers, Florida, 33919 


All insurance villages will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.