Press Release - November 19, 2012: Department of Financial Services Offering Insurance Assistance on Staten Island on Monday and Tuesday

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Press Release

For Immediate Release: November 23, 2012

State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor

Department of Financial Services Offering Insurance Assistance at Four Long Island Locations

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions at Sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at four locations on Long Island to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.

The Department’s representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:

Nassau County

Saturday, Nov. 24 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport.

Sunday, Nov. 25 – Noon to 5 p.m. at Bellmore Public Library, 2288 Bedford Avenue (South of Sunrise Highway), Bellmore.

Suffolk County

Monday, Nov. 26 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Islip Town Hall Annex, 401 Main Street, Islip.

Nassau County

Tuesday, Nov. 27 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Levittown Mews Shopping Center, 3335 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown.

Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have been unable to do so and answer questions about homeowners’, renters’ and business owners’ insurance coverage.

Citizens unable to go to the Mobile Command Center are encouraged to call the Department's storm hotline (800) 339-1759 which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Insurance information is also available on the Department's website,


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