Initial Payment Center opens in Port Charlotte for insurance claims

A new resource has opened for Floridians interested in making insurance claims in response to damage caused by Hurricane Ian.

The Department of Financial Services (DFS) has deployed an Initial Payment Center in Port Charlotte, where insurance carriers will be on hand to assist residents with the insurance claims process. The Charlotte County Initial Payment Center started operations Tuesday, and will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Port Charlotte Town Center parking lot at 1441 Tamiami Trail.

The Initial Payment Center allows policyholders to meet directly with their insurance companies to file claims, and for insurance

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