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Press Release

January 25, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE IN SUFFOLK COUNTY, NASSAU COUNTY, BROOKLYN AND STATEN ISLAND

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions

Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced that representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at locations in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Brooklyn and Staten Island to help 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:

Suffolk County

Saturday, Jan. 26 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway, Town of Babylon.

Brooklyn

Sunday, Jan. 27 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bergen Beach/Mill Basin Shopping Center, 6620 Avenue U.

Nassau County

Monday, Jan. 28 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Waldbaum’s Plaza parking lot, 85 East Park Ave., Long Beach.

Brooklyn

Tuesday, Jan. 29 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Social Security Administration, 10 Bouck Ct.

Nassau County

Wednesday, Jan. 30 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brach's Five Towns, 11 Lawrence Lane, Lawrence.

Suffolk County

Thursday, Jan. 31 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lindenhurst Library, 1 Lee Ave., Lindenhurst.

Staten Island

Friday, Feb. 1 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hylan Commons, 2600 Hylan Blvd.

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 staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily including weekends. Insurance information is also available on the Department's website, www.dfs.ny.gov.