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A New Time for Choosing

It is one of those weird occurrences of history that in February, a month when we celebrate Presidents Day, mostly due to the birth dates of Washington and Lincoln, that another great president was also born. Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, a small town far from any major city. 

Jimmy Patronis Highlights 2020 Record

Last week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis showcased his record in 2020, noting that his office has helped Florida families and businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, fought fraud and held scam artists accountable, advocated for Florida’s firefighters and first responders, responded to the hurricane season, provided record-breaking unclaimed property returns to Floridians and advocated for Florida consumers and businesses.
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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.
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Ed Moore, Craig Fugate Will Serve With RESET Task Force Trying to Help Florida’s...

The task force was launched last month “to focus on providing industry-specific policy recommendations to the Florida Legislature and bringing forth initiatives that will seek to help all of Florida’s economy rebound from the effects of COVID-19 and future economic slowdowns.”

Florida TaxWatch: Independent Medical Review Program Can Cut Workers Comp Costs

Florida TaxWatch released a report on Tuesday looking at the Independent Medical Review (IMR) program in California and examining if a similar effort in the Sunshine State could keep workers’ compensation costs low in Florida. 
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