Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis has been on the ground in the Panhandle affected counties since the day following Hurricane Michael’s landfall. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis: Hurricane Michael Recovery Updates, Two Weeks Since Landfall
Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis conducted an aerial survey of Hurricane Michael damage with Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford’s office. [Read more…] about CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Aerial Survey of Hurricane Michael Damage
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement on recommended measures for Hurricane Michael healthcare assistance from the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.
“It has been one week since Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle and I have been on the ground hearing heartbreaking stories of families in need of help. As Chair of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, the board must waive premiums for the over 5,600 children in the Children’s’ Health Insurance Program and full pay enrollees in the storm affected areas. This could save lives and help these families rebuild after this catastrophic storm.
“Governor Scott fully supports this recommendation and I applaud his leadership in this effort. We must do everything we can to ensure that children impacted by Hurricane Michael have access to healthcare without more financial burden on their families.”
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis joined President Donald Trump in Lynn Haven today as he received updates on disaster response and recovery efforts. [Read more…] about CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Joins President Donald Trump in Lynn Haven
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis warned that scammers and crooked contractors are already out, preying on families in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Scammers, Crooked Contractors are Already Preying on Families After Hurricane Michael
Following Hurricane Michael’s devastation to the Florida panhandle, Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis will deploy an emergency insurance village in Panama City to assist residents with the insurance claims process. [Read more…] about CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Activates Emergency Insurance Village in Bay County
Florida Chief Financial (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis alerts Floridians and anyone with friends, family, and loved ones in the Bay County and Panhandle areas impacted by Hurricane Michael, that Verizon Wireless has widespread outages and those with the service are likely unable to be reached. [Read more…] about SAFETY ALERT: Widespread Outage of Verizon Wireless Service in Bay County
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis urged Florida residents in the potential impacted areas to make final preparations to homes and property ahead of Hurricane Michael today.
Hurricane Beryl, the first named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, is a reminder for Floridians to financially prepare now before a storm threatens the state. Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis encourages Floridians to get prepared financially, know their insurance coverage, and research what kinds of coverages they may need.
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “Although the first named hurricane of the season may not impact our state, Floridians should be reminded to prepare and protect finances. This weekend, snap photos or videos of your belongings and financial records, and put copies of insurance policies, including your insurance agent’s contact information, into a secure plastic bag.
“Your home is one of your largest investments, but without the right insurance coverage, it could become a major loss. Hurricane Irma insured losses climbed to more than $9.7 billion. When tropical storm and hurricane warnings are issued throughout Florida, no new insurance policies can be written so it’s important to review your coverage and determine where you could be vulnerable before a storm approaches.”
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Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis today praised Gov. Rick Scott for signing one of his 2018 Legislative Session priorities, House Bill 29, into law. The bill waives licensing and training fees for military personnel, their spouses, and veterans for the Division of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services, the Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services, and the Division of State Fire Marshal.
“Thank you to Gov. Scott for signing this legislation that helps Florida’s military community take charge of their economic futures more easily. Florida is known as a top military-friendly state and I want to keep it that way. Waiving fees and duplicative requirements for our military personnel and veterans are important ways we can remove barriers and make it easier for them to prosper here in Florida.
“We could not have done this without the lift from the bill sponsors. Thank you to Reps. Mel Ponder and Paul Renner, and Sen. Doug Broxson for leading the charge on this measure that supports our military community.”