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OIR Names Chief of Staff

OIR Names Chief of Staff

Mike Yaworsky will be joining the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation as chief of staff, succeeding Belinda Miller.  Mr. Yaworski most recently has worked as an attorney with the Georgia Department of Insurance and previously worked in the Georgia Senate President Pro Tem’s Office. Mr. Yaworsky is familiar with Tallahassee, having received his undergraduate degree from Florida […]

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Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules Draw Opposition

Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules Draw Opposition

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation recently held a rule hearing relating to two rules–  61-31.701 “Minimum Standards of Practice for Mold Assessors” and 61-31.702 “Minimum Standards of Practice for Mold Remediators.”  Several representatives of the insurance industry participated in the hearing, as did representatives of the mold assessment industry, mold remediators, home builders […]

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Proposed Rules on Mold Assessment Cause Concern

Proposed Rules on Mold Assessment Cause Concern

Two rules proposed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation are prompting concerns among property insurers over their potential impact on water damage claims.  One of the most prevalent questions in the property insurance arena current is whether insurance rates are going down commensurate with reductions in reinsurance prices in recent years.  Declining reinsurance […]

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