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Governor Rick Scott: Consumers Must Be Protected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 12, 2017 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE (850) 717-9282 media@eog.myflorida.com   BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to take every action authorized pursuant to Executive Order 17-235 to provide additional protections to support recovery efforts as it relates to Hurricane Irma’s impact on Florida’s…


Joe Henderson: Tom Lee gets closer to formally entering CFO race

Florida Politics, Peter Schorsch August 17, 2017 State Sen. Tom Lee of Thonotosassa has never been shy about discussing his ambition to become Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, but he has stopped short of formally declaring his candidacy to run in 2018. That likely is about to change. “It’s my intention to run for the Republican nomination (for…


Legislation proposes major changes to Florida’s building code

By: Mike Vasilinda | Capitol News Service June 20, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Legislation proposing major changes to Florida’s building code was bundled with more than a dozen other changes in construction law during the 2017 legislative session. A coalition of building officials and insurance interests fear the legislation could lead to a patchwork of…


Jeff Atwater offers insurance advice as hurricane season opens

SaintPetersBlog Staff Reports May 30, 2017 Hurricane season begins Thursday. Are you covered? Are you sure? Better take a look at your policy, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater advised Tuesday. “For a better chance of a complication-free claims process, Floridians should carefully review all insurance policies to ensure that proper coverage is in place for their home,…


Editorial: Lawmakers ignore insurance mess

Tampa Bay Times Friday, May 26, 2017 5:37pm Florida’s badly broken system for filing and settling insurance claims, which is wreaking havoc in the property insurance market, is creeping into auto policies with Tampa Bay at ground zero. Assignment of benefits, which can lead to costly court battles, is driving up rates for thousands of…


Winners and Losers of Session

“Mixed Bag– Insurance industry — Nothing majorly good, but given what the predictions for trial bar valor were, coupled with rumors of the repeal of a tax credit for hiring Floridians, not as bad as expected. Plus, hearing the industry got a few base hits on smaller issues.” Read more about the impacts of the…