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The Communications Office acts as a liaison with the media and general public to address insurance matters related to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR).

Recent Press Releases

  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Highlights 2021 Leadership Efforts to Protect Consumers

    Published: Dec 29, 2021
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) is highlighting the leadership efforts made in 2021 to protect Floridians. “Thanks to Governor DeSantis’ leadership, the steps taken this year highlight Florida’s commitment to protecting insurance consumers,” said Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier. “In one of the most complex markets in the world, Florida has continued to pursue insurance regulatory efforts and reforms that remain focused on consumer protection and provide meaningful long-term stability to our markets.” The following items highlight the actions taken in 2021.
  • Insurance Commissioner Altmaier Issues Statement of Support for Governor Ron DeSantis’ FY 2022-2023 Freedom First Budget

    Published: Dec 9, 2021
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) released the following statement today in support of Governor Ron DeSantis’ 2022-2023 budget recommendations: “Governor DeSantis’ budget recommendations exemplify his commitment to protecting Florida consumers and businesses. The Freedom First Budget provides OIR with the necessary resources to continue to maintain a stable and competitive insurance market for consumers,” said Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier.
  • OIR Approves a 4.9% Decrease in Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates for 2022

    Published: Nov 12, 2021
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued a Final Order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall workers’ compensation insurance rate decrease of 4.9%. The rate decrease applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of January 1, 2022.
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board Meeting

    Published: Nov 4, 2021
    ​The Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board will hold a public meeting via conference call to conduct regular and general business of the Board. WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
  • OIR Issues Statement on the Successful Dismissal of Lawsuit Following the Passage of House Bill 747

    Published: Oct 14, 2021
    Tallahassee, Fla. - Today, Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued a statement of support for the dismissal of a lawsuit following the passage of House Bill 747 in 2020. "House Bill 747 provides important protections for consumers accessing critical lifesaving air ambulance services. The successful dismissal of this lawsuit will ensure consumers are protected from extraordinary out-of-pocket expenses at a time when they need help most. I want to thank the bill sponsors Representative Jayer Williamson and Senator Manny Diaz for their leadership on the bill and Governor Ron DeSantis for his continued commitment to protecting Florida insurance consumers."
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