PROGRESS ON INSURANCE CLAIMS TODAY AS HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS STOPPED BY THE INSURANCE ASSISTANCE VILLAGE AT GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE. THE EVENT IS PUT ON BY C.F.O. JIMMY PATRONIS IN ORDER TO GET POLICYHOLDERS IN TOUCH WITH THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES FACE-TO-FACE. RESIDENTS WITH OPEN CLAIMS WERE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH INSURANCE REPRESENTA TIVES FROM TWENTY-SEVEN DIFFERENT COMPANIES. AS OF JUNE, THERE ARE STILL OVER TWENTY-ONE THOUSAND HURRICANE MICHAEL CLAIMS NEEDING RESOLUTION. AT THE INSURANCE VILLAGE, MANY RESIDENTS SAID THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE HELP THEY NEEDED FROM THEIR REPRESENTA TIVE. “He guaranteed that we would have an answer from somebody from the company by Tuesday, and if not he gave us his personal information to contact him so that he could get the ball rolling if it doesn’t get rolling.” 413 POLICY HOLDERS CAME THROUGH THE TWO DAY EVENT. AND 2.4 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF CHECKS WERE WRITTEN AND DISTRIBUTED.