PIP Working Group Report

Report on Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Insurance Released by Florida Consumer Advocate’s Office.

Interview – Robin Smith Westcott – Florida’s New Insurance Consumer Advocate

Ms. Westcott is currently serving as the Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate, having been recently appointed by Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater.  Robin began her legal career in 1993 with the Florida Department of Insurance, Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation as an attorney handling legal matters relating to the receivership estates of insolvent companies.  Robin served […]

2011 Annual Report on Freedom to Travel Law

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty submitted the 2011 Freedom to Travel Report to legislative leaders detailing the Office of Insurance Regulation’s (Office) efforts to implement the “Freedom to Travel Act.” Passed in 2006, the legislation placed strict limitations on insurance companies’ ability to deny an application or increase premiums for life insurance or annuities solely based on past or future foreign travel.

OIR Informational Memorandum 11-01M

 The purpose of this memorandum is to remind Florida Life and Health insurers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) of the requirements of Section 627.6487, Florida Statutes, regarding guaranteed availability of individual health insurance coverage for eligible individuals.