March 22, 2018


Total number of insurance claims in Florida due to Hurricane Irma: 900,228

Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation has issued the latest figures. Read more »
Published on 2/14/2018

Anthem, Inc. Completes Acquisition of HealthSun

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) announced the completion of its acquisition of HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and health care delivery networks in Florida. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

Florida Reemployment Tax Rate to Remain at its Lowest in 2018 for Third Year in a Row

On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses will continue to pay the lowest possible rate for reemployment taxes next year for the third year in a row. The minimum tax rate will remain at $7.00 per employee in 2018. Read more »
Published on 12/15/2017

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Issues Orders Establishing 2018 Rates for Citizens

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has established the 2018 personal and commercial property insurance rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens). This action comes after a postponement in the rate filing review process due to the impact of Hurricane Irma and the issuance of an Emergency Order by the Office to assist consumers recovering from this storm. The Emergency Order expired on December 3, 2017. Read more »
Published on 12/7/2017

Florida Insurance Commissioner Approves a 9.5% Decrease to Florida's Workers' Compensation Insurance Rates

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued a Final Order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall rate level decrease of 9.5% and premium level decrease of 9.8%. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2017

FLOIR announces proposed rates for 2018 Federal PPACA Health Insurance Plans

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has posted proposed rates for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - aka the ACA or Obamacare Read more »
Published on 9/27/2017

Anthem to Acquire HealthSun, a fast-growing Medicare Advantage health plan

Anthem, Inc. announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire HealthSun, one of the fastest-growing integrated Medicare Advantage health plans and healthcare delivery networks in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2017

CoreLogic Analysis Estimates Property Damage from Hurricane Irma Between $42.5 Billion and $65 Billion

Approximately 80 Percent of Estimated Flood Damage is Uninsured Read more »
Published on 9/20/2017

CONSUMER ALERT: Know What You Are Signing for Repairs After Hurricane Irma

Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier is encouraging Floridians who are now dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and assessing damage to their homes and businesses to be aware of what they may be signing for repair work. Read more »
Published on 9/20/2017

After Irma, Report Losses Quickly and Protect Yourself from Unlicensed Individuals

Following the landfall of Hurricane Irma, many Floridians are now assessing their homes and property for damage and taking steps to make temporary repairs to prevent additional damage before filing insurance claims. CFO Jimmy Patronis and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier encourage Floridians to be prompt in notifying their insurance companies and cautious of repair deals that sound too good to be true. Read more »
Published on 9/14/2017

CONSUMER ALERT: Managing the Post-Storm Insurance Claims Filing Process

As Hurricane Irma continues to impact Florida, residents affected by the storm will soon begin the process of surveying damages to their property and belongings. Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier have the following tips to help consumers as they begin the process of filing insurance claims on damaged property and belongings: Read more »
Published on 9/12/2017

'Step Up For Students' Announces Record-Setting Support for Children

$61.2 million has been committed to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, from Florida insurance companies. Read more »
Published on 8/30/2017

FOIR Statement on Annual Workers' Compensation Rate Filing

The Office of Insurance Regulation has received the 2018 Florida workers' compensation rate filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which proposes a statewide average premium decrease of 9.6%. Read more »
Published on 8/29/2017

Windshield-replacement schemes drive up Florida insurance rates

Windshield-replacement schemes are causing a spike in the price of auto insurance throughout Florida, the state's insurance commissioner has said. Read more »
Published on 8/22/2017

Florida Blue statement on plans for the individual Marketplace in 2018

For the individual market, Florida Blue plans to once again provide plans through the Marketplace in all 67 counties of the state, as we have every year since the Marketplace opened in 2014. Read more »
Published on 6/13/2017

Express Scripts and myMatrixx Combine To Offer Best-in-Class Pharmacy Services for Workers' Compensation Programs

Express Scripts Holding Co. said it has acquired a Florida firm focused on providing pharmacy benefits to those in workers' compensation programs. Read more »
Published on 5/19/2017

To Our members – Our Apologies for May Payment Issue

From Florida Blue: Earlier today we were notified of a payment processing issue that occurred over the weekend with one of our vendors. This issue resulted in some members' accounts being drafted multiple times for their May invoice. We are very sorry for the problems this is causing our members. We are addressing the situation as quickly as possible. Read more »
Published on 5/2/2017

Citizens posts 2016 net loss

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation will post a net loss for 2016, its first loss in more than a decade, as water loss claims, assignment of benefit (AOB) abuse and litigation costs increasingly impact the company's bottom line. Read more »
Published on 3/30/2017

Demotech suspends written financial guidance for Florida property insurers

Although the 57 property insurers that Demotech reviews, rates, and follows were able to respond to Florida's weather related damages during 2016, we suspend previously written guidance applicable to property insurers writing in Florida due to the recent judicial reversals of industry claims procedures which remain intact in other operating environments. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2017

Florida workers compensation a dividing issue

The fallout from the Florida workers' compensation rate hike is only just beginning and the posturing early on from stakeholders will help shape the collective response. Read more »
Published on 1/24/2017

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