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Jimmy Patronis Showcases Florida Home Hardening Initiative Sales Tax Exemption

This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis highlighted the Florida Home Hardening Initiative, a two-year sales tax exemption on the retail sales of items like impact-resistant windows, doors and garage doors. Championed by...

Jeff Brandes Urges Legislative Leaders to Call a Special Session to Focus on Property...

This week, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, called for a special session in a letter to Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, and House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor. Brandes’ letter is below. President Simpson and...
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Florida OIR Approves Decreasing Workers’ Comp Insurance by 4.9 Percent

At the end of last week, Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued a Final Order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall workers’ compensation insurance rate decrease...

Florida’s Leaders React to Proposed Budget from Ron DeSantis

Leaders across the Sunshine State weighed in after Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his $96.6 budget proposal on Thursday. The governor’s proposal is $4.3 billion more than last year’s budget due mostly to federal funds as the number of Floridians enrolled in Medicaid continues to increase.
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OIR Highlights How it Protected Floridians in 2020

“In an unprecedented year, thanks to Governor DeSantis’ decisive leadership, the Office of Insurance Regulation was able to act quickly to take proactive steps to protect consumers,” said Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier. “I remain resolute in my commitment to consumer protection, and while 2020 has provided challenges, we have risen to meet them. As we move forward, OIR will continue its work to promote a stable and competitive insurance market for Floridians.”

Florida Insurance Commissioner Decreases Workers’ Compensation Rates

The new rate applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of January 1, 2021.

Jimmy Patronis Wants Congress to Develop Business Interruption Insurance Fix

Last week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to the Florida congressional delegation requesting Congress work on a solution for business interruption insurance.

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Offers Guidelines for Insurers on Workers’ Comp, Telehealth Issues...

This week, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation offered some guidelines for insurers dealing with workers’ compensation coverage and telehealth matters as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Ron DeSantis, Florida Insurance Commissioner Announce Workers’ Comp Rates Drop

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier announced a drop in workers’ compensation insurance rates in the Sunshine State.

Jimmy Patronis: With Hurricane Dorian in Caribbean, Floridians Need to Pay Attention to Insurance...

The CFO’s office offered “Disaster Preparedness Tips” for Floridians.

Florida Government Freezes Insurance Hikes After Hurricane Michael

Scott and state CFO Jimmy Patronis called on Florida’s insurance companies “to expeditiously respond to policyholders’ needs and to treat families fairly” and insisted the “quick response of insurance companies is critical to the recovery of Florida families following Hurricane Michael.” 

Jimmy Patronis: Insurance Companies Need to Move Quickly to Help Floridians Hit by Hurricane...

Patronis and state Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier held a call with representatives of insurance companies on Monday as residents of the Panhandle and Big Bend readied for the hurricane.