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La Línea de Ayuda al Consumidor del Oficial Principal de Finanzas Jimmy Patronis Está Lista para Ayudar a los Residentes de la Florida

3/20/2019

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com 

La Línea de Ayuda al Consumidor del Oficial Principal de Finanzas Jimmy Patronis Está Lista para Ayudar a los Residentes de la Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced today that his Insurance Consumer Helpline (1-877-MY-FL-CFO) recovered over $40.5 million for Florida consumers in 2018, including $17.4 million recovered for Hurricane Michael victims. Since CFO Patronis took office in July 2017, $71.4 million has been recovered for consumers statewide.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Most Floridians don’t realize my office has consumer advocates to help with your insurance or financial questions and complaints. We are here for all Florida consumers, always ready to step in and fight for you. Before you get trapped in a binding Assignment of Benefits battle, call my office and my team will be in your corner for free.”

In 2018, CFO Patronis' helpline received more than 297,500 calls for assistance and opened more than 22,500 complaints on behalf of consumers. Since landfall, the CFO’s helpline has received more than 2,400 Hurricane Michael related calls and opened 653 consumer complaints on behalf of victims.

Visite MyFloridaCFO.com or call 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (693-5236) for assistance. Our statewide toll-free helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To report insurance fraud and learn how to avoid scams visit FraudFreeFlorida.com.

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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. El Oficial Principal de Finanzas Patronis trabaja todos los días para luchar contra el fraude de seguros, apoyar a los bomberos de la Florida y garantizar que las finanzas del estado sean estables para respaldar el crecimiento financiero del estado. Siga las actividades del Departamento en Facebook (FLDFS) y Twitter (@FLDFS).