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Florida Insurance Regulator Issues Irma-Related Emergency Order

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has suspended and activated certain insurance rules and statutes for the health, safety, and welfare of Florida’s policyholders in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, according to an emergency order from Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued at the direction of Governor Rick Scott.

The order, issued Sept. 13, includes many provisions including requiring insurers to provide an additional 90 days to policyholders to supply information to their insurance company; prohibiting insurance companies from canceling or non-renewing policies covering residential properties damaged by the hurricane for at least 90 days; and freezing any and all efforts to increase rates on policyholders for 90 days.