NAIC Provides Support to US Virgin Islands After Hurricanes

WASHINGTON (Oct. 11, 2017) —– Due to power outages and damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is assisting the Virgin Islands' Office of the Lieutenant Governor – Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation  to provide communications to consumers, media and the insurance industry.

A temporary website in English and Spanish contains pertinent resources for consumers and insurers.  Those in need of immediate assistance should call toll-free 1-833-252-2376 or visit

"We are on the road to recovery from two major catastrophes, which damaged many Virgin Islanders' homes, cars and businesses," said Osbert E. Potter, Virgin Islands Lieutenant Governor and Commissioner of Insurance.  "With hurricane insurance policyholders' help, we will rebuild our residential and business communities, and assume a state of normalcy even faster. I, therefore, request those that are insured to immediately take photos and make a listing of their damaged property, secure the property, and contact their insurance agent to file a claim."

Potter also suggests consumers in need of assistance go to the Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation on St. Thomas at Nisky Center, 5316 Yacht Haven Grande, Charlotte Amalie West, and on St. Croix at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, 1131 King St.


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