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► **Press Release* Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Office of Inspector General Seeks Accreditation

11/8/2019

The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) Office of Inspector General will be undergoing an assessment by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation in an effort to attain accredited status.​

► **Office Statement* OIR Orders Larger Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rate Decrease for 2020

10/24/2019

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued an Order​ on Rate Filing today to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) requesting an amended filing to reduce workers’ compensation rates by 7.5 percent for 2020.​

► **Press Release** Commissioner Altmaier Announces OIR Communications Director

10/21/2019

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexis Bakofsky as Communications Director for the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) effective Monday, October 21, 2019.​

► **Media Advisory** Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board (FHIAB) Meeting

10/16/2019

The Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board (FHIAB) will hold a public meeting via conference call to discuss and take action on legislative recommendations.​

► **Office Statement** Commissioner Altmaier Statement on Hurricane Claims

10/16/2019

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Commissioner David Altmaier released a statement following the discussion this afternoon during the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee Meeting and Tuesday’s discussion at the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee Meeting:

► **Office Statement** Commissioner Altmaier Joins CFO Patronis at Insurance Village

10/12/2019

Today, Office of Insurance (OIR) Commissioner David Altmaier participated in Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Patronis’ Insurance Village in Panama City and released the following statement:

► **Press Release** OIR Releases Hurricane Michael Analysis

10/10/2019

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) today released an analysis entitled, “One Year Later: Hurricane Michael’s Impact on Florida,” providing a current narrative of the impact of Hurricane Michael on Florida.

► **Media Advisory** National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Public Rate Hearing

10/1/2019

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) will conduct a public hearing to discuss NCCI’s proposed overall statewide average workers' compensation premium decrease of 5.4%.

► **Media Advisory** Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board (FHIAB) Meeting

9/10/2019

The FHIAB will hold a public meeting via conference call to approve the State of the Market Annual Report and other administrative matters.​

► **Press Release** Florida Law Reminder for Early Prescription Refills

8/29/2019

Following Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order 19-190 expanding the state of emergency to all 67 counties in Florida as the state prepares for Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) issued the following notice to all health insurers, managed care organizations and other health entities licensed by OIR:

► **Office Statement** OIR Receives Annual Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing

8/29/2019

The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has received the 2020 Florida workers’ compensation rate filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which proposes a statewide average premium decrease of 5.4%.

► **Press Release** OIR Announces 2020 PPACA Individual Market Health Insurance Plan Rates

8/23/2019

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) announced today that premiums for Florida individual major medical plans in compliance with the federal Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) have been approved.

► **Press Release** OIR Issues Orders Establishing 2019 Rates for Citizens

7/29/2019

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has established the 2019 personal and commercial property insurance rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens).

► **Office Statement** Commissioner Altmaier Applauds FY 2019-2020 Budget

6/21/2019

Today, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Commissioner David Altmaier released the following statement following the Governor’s signature of Senate Bill 2500, General Appropriations Act, securing Florida’s 2019-2020 FY Budget:

► **Press Release** Commissioner Altmaier Applauds Governor DeSantis for Signing AOB Reform

5/23/2019

Today, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Commissioner David Altmaier released the following statement following the Governor’s signature of House Bill 7065:

► **Press Release** When it Comes to Flooding, Florida’s Risk is Real

5/3/2019

As Floridians are approximately 30 days from the start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis and Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier are reminding consumers to start preparing now, if they haven’t already.

► **Office Statement** After Years of Compounding Abuse, Policyholders Gain Protections

4/24/2019

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement following today’s passage of HB 7065, sponsored by Senator Doug Broxson and Representative Bob Rommel, limiting one-way attorney’s fees related to assignment of benefits (AOB) agreements:

► **Office Statement** Commissioner David Altmaier: It’s Time to Protect Consumers and Start Recovering from Years of Compounding Abuse

4/17/2019

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement following today’s Senate Rules Committee’s vote on SB 122 limiting one-way attorney’s fees in related to assignment of benefits (AOB) agreements:

► **Office Statement** Commissioner Altmaier Applauds Passage of HB 7065

4/11/2019

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement following today’s passage of HB 7065 reforming one-way attorney’s fees related to assignment of benefits (AOB) agreements:

► **Office Statement** Commissioner David Altmaier Applauds Florida’s Leaders for Keeping Consumers at Forefront of AOB Discussions

3/19/2019

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement following the recent advancement of assignment of benefits (AOB) reform efforts in the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee and the Senate Judiciary Committee:

► **Media Advisory** Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Public Rate Hearing

3/11/2019

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) will conduct a rate hearing to receive public comment on Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens) proposed rate changes for its business in the Coastal Account (CA), Commercial Lines Account, and Personal Lines Account (PLA).

► **Office Statement** Commissioner David Altmaier: AOB Reform Critical for Florida's Future

3/6/2019

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement following the passage of PCB CJS 19-01, regarding assignment of benefits (AOB), by the House Civil Justice Subcommittee:

► **Office Statement** Commissioner David Altmaier: Advancement of SB 122 during Consumer Protection Week is Major Win for Consumers

3/4/2019

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement regarding the passage of SB 122 out of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee:

► **Press Release** Florida Insurance Commissioner Debunks Top AOB Myths

2/25/2019

In his continued efforts to ensure Floridians understand the impacts of assignment of benefits (AOB) abuse, Commissioner David Altmaier has debunked the top five myths and most common AOB-related misunderstandings.

► **Office Statement** Commissioner David Altmaier: Addressing AOB Crisis Must Remain A Top Priority

2/11/2019

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement following today’s Senate Banking and Insurance Committee’s meeting:

► **Office Statement** Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier Elected as Vice President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

2/5/2019

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement after being elected to serve as Vice President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Commissioner Altmaier will continue to serve as Florida’s Insurance Commissioner and his role with the NAIC is effective immediately.

► **Press Release** 2019 OIR Summit Highlights Assignment of Benefits Abuse and Innovative Efforts to Serve and Protect Floridians

1/16/2019

Today marked the end of the 2019 OIR Summit where more than 250 attendees from 19 different states joined Florida’s top insurance leaders and regulators for a variety of in-depth discussions on regulatory updates, innovative products and ways in which assignment of benefit (AOB) abuse impacts Florida’s consumers.

► **Media Advisory** Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board (FHIAB) Conference Call Meeting

12/12/2018

The FHIAB will hold a public meeting via conference call to finalize its 2019 legislative recommendations.

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