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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

  • 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."
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: National Council on Compensation Insurance Public Rate Hearing

    Published: Oct 13, 2021
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will conduct a rate hearing to hear testimony from NCCI and receive public comment on the proposed workers' compensation insurance rate change for all new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies written in the voluntary market in Florida, effective January 1, 2022. WHEN: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 AM ET
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board Meeting

    Published: Oct 12, 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: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 2:00 PM ET
  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Announces 2022 PPACA Individual Market Health Insurance Plan Rates

    Published: Sep 21, 2021
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) announced today that premiums for Florida individual major medical plans in compliance with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) have been approved for plan year 2022.
  • OIR Receives Annual Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing

    Published: Aug 30, 2021
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has received the 2022 Florida workers’ compensation rate filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which proposes a statewide average premium decrease of 4.9%. The new rates would become effective January 1, 2022.
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Communications Director
Alexis Bakofsky

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Karen Roach

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Paul Walker

Insurance Consumer Helpline

To request assistance with an insurance question or to file an insurance-related complaint, contact the Department of Financial Services, Division of Consumer Services at:

Statewide toll-free helpline:
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