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Assignment Limitations Begin with New Year

Assignment Limitations Begin with New Year

The Florida legislature passed significant property insurance reforms in its December 2022 special session. Governor Ron DeSantis promptly signed these reforms into law, with many taking effect immediately upon the law’s effective date. However, a key change related to assignments of benefits (AOB) begins to have its real impact in the new year. For many […]

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New Year Brings Key Personnel Changes

New Year Brings Key Personnel Changes

The new year will bring personnel changes at key insurance-related organizations in Florida. Perhaps most notably, Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier stepped down effective December 28, 2022. Commissioner Altmaier first joined the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation in 2008. He held several roles within the property and casualty financial oversight area, including Chief Analyst. He then […]

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Republicans Sweep Governor and Cabinet Races

Republicans Sweep Governor and Cabinet Races

Incumbent Governor Ron DeSantis soundly defeated Charlie Crist in Florida’s race for Governor, leading a Republican sweep of the state’s top elected offices. Current Chief Financial Officer prevailed in his bid for another term, as did incumbent Attorney General Ashley Moody. They are joined by Republican Wilton Simpson, the outgoing Senate president who won an […]

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Governor DeSantis Announces Insurance Deductible Support

Governor DeSantis Announces Insurance Deductible Support

Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) will be making $5 million in disaster recovery funds available to local housing partners to help Floridians with their hurricane deductibles. The assistance will be available in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee, and Sarasota counties. Affected individuals may apply through FHFC’s local housing partners. FHFC […]

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Lawsuits Target Special Session Reforms

Lawsuits Target Special Session Reforms

In late May, the Florida legislature passed several measures intended to address continuing concerns with Florida’s residential property insurance market.  Lawmakers commented that the new laws will not provide quick fixes; instead, the benefits might take 12-18 months to materialize. Unfortunately, this estimate might prove to be optimistic as two lawsuits have been filed challenging […]

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