On Thursday, state CFO Jimmy Patronis named Tasha Carter, the long-time director of the Florida Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Division of Consumer Services, as the state’s Insurance Consumer Advocate (ICA).
“As director of the Division of Consumer Services for nearly a decade, Tasha Carter has tirelessly advocated for Florida’s insurance consumers while fighting to hold insurance companies accountable. Her extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and the important issues facing everyday consumers make her a perfect fit for the role of Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate,” Patronis said on Thursday.
“I am honored and excited to be appointed by CFO Patronis to serve as Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate. I’ve spent much of my career fighting for Florida’s insurance consumers and advocating on their behalf. I look forward to working on consumer-focused policy solutions and ensuring consumers’ interests are always represented when insurance decisions are made,” Carter said.
Carter is a longtime employee in the Department of Financial Services where she started in 2003. She led the Division of Consumer Services for more than eight years, overseeing a staff of more than 100 employees who help more than 300,000 insurance customers each year.