OIR Names Deputy Commissioners
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has announced new deputy commissioners for property and casualty insurance and for life and health insurance. The OIR has named Susanne Murphy as the deputy commissioner for property and casualty insurance. Ms. Murphy has substantial experience in insurance regulation, as well as with Florida’s residual property insurance market Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.
Commissioner David Altmaier praised Ms. Murphy’s “understanding of the Florida property market, her ability to think through problems rationally and fairly, and most importantly, her steadfast devotion to the protection of Florida policyholders.”
At the same time, OIR announced that Eric Johnson will be the deputy commissioner for life and health insurance. Mr. Johnson has served OIR both as an actuary and in management roles. Commissioner Altmaier pointed to Mr. Johnson’s analytical ability and his ability to develop solutions to the complex and challenging conditions in the life and health market as key strengths.
The OIR also announced that Ms. Murphy will oversee a property and casualty market conduct unit, while Mr. Johnson will oversee the life and health market conduct section. Most recently, the market conduct units have been housed in a single section at OIR.