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Florida Insurance Commissioner Names Eric Lingswiler Interim Director of Life and Health Product Review


August 18, 2008

Contact: Ed Domansky

Florida Insurance Commissioner Names Eric Lingswiler Interim Director of Life and Health Product Review

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today announced that he has appointed Eric Lingswiler to the position of interim director of Life and Health Product Review. Mr. Lingswiler will report to Deputy Commissioner for Life and Health Mary Beth Senkewicz.

Mr. Lingswiler joined what was then the Department of Insurance in 1995 as a forms analyst in the Bureau of Life and Health Forms and Rates. Soon after, Mr. Lingswiler was promoted to supervisor of the unit.

In 2000, Mr. Lingswiler was asked to head the Specialty Insurers area that regulated the viatical settlement industry, eventually overseeing sweeping changes on both the regulatory and legislative fronts.

In 2003, Mr. Lingswiler switched to the property and casualty side in the new Office of Insurance Regulation (Office), taking on the duties of bureau chief of Property and Casualty Forms and Rates.

Mr. Lingswiler served in the above role until 2005 when he took on the duties of investigating unauthorized and unlicensed insurance companies. The role was expanded in 2007 to include Mr. Lingswiler’s current function as investigation manager of the Special Investigative Unit that works under the direct supervision of General Counsel Steve Parton.

Mr. Lingswiler’s appointment is effective immediately. He replaces Monica Rutkowski, who has left the Office to pursue a new career opportunity.

The Office will be conducting a national search for a permanent replacement.

About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. Business units within the Office are organized based on regulatory expertise and include the areas of life and health, property and casualty, specialty lines and other regulated insurance entities. It is within the Office that the mission of public protection is implemented through regulatory oversight of insurance company solvency, policy forms and rates, market conduct performance and new company entrants to the Florida market.

For more information about the Office, please visit If you would like to review and compare homeowners insurance rates in Florida, go to

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Edward C. Domansky
Director of Communications
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399