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  • 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.
  • Media Advisory - Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board Meeting

    Published: Aug 24, 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: Friday, December 18, 2020 2:00 PM
  • Media Advisory - Southern Fidelity Insurance Company Public Rate Hearing

    Published: Aug 19, 2021
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will conduct a virtual rate hearing to hear testimony from Southern Fidelity Insurance Company and receive public comment on their proposed rate filings. WHEN: Friday, August 20, 2021 9:00 AM
  • Florida Law Reminder for Early Prescription Refills

    Published: Jul 6, 2021
    ​Tallahassee, Fla. - Following Governor DeSantis’ Executive Orders 21-150 and 21-151 in response to Tropical Storm Elsa, 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. This notice is a reminder that all health insurers, managed care organizations, and other health entities must comply with must comply with the provisions of section 252.358, Florida Statutes, which allows for early prescription refills in the event that the Governor issues an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency or when a county Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated.
  • Media Advisory - First Community Insurance Company Virtual Public Rate Hearing

    Published: Jun 29, 2021
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will conduct a virtual rate hearing to hear testimony from First Community Insurance Company and receive public comment on their proposed rate filings. WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 9:00 AM
  • Insurance Commissioner Altmaier Statement on Governor DeSantis Signing SB 728, Credit for Reinsurance

    Published: Jun 16, 2021
    ​Tallahassee, Fla. - Today, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) released the following statement thanking Governor DeSantis for signing SB 728, Credit for Reinsurance: “Thanks to Governor DeSantis, CFO Patronis, President Simpson, and Speaker Sprowls, Florida continues to lead insurance regulatory efforts. SB 728 helps provide regulatory certainty for carriers to keep our market competitive and I am grateful for the strong support from Senator Broxson and Representative Fetterhoff and their leadership on the bill,” said Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier.
  • OIR Issues Order Establishing 2021 Rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

    Published: Apr 20, 2021
    Tallahassee, Fla. - The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has established the 2021 personal property insurance rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens). The OIR held a virtual public rate hearing on March 15, 2021, to receive testimony from Citizens in support of its rate recommendations and provide members of the public an opportunity to comment on the rate filings. Following a review of the complete record, the OIR has established the rates for Citizens personal lines and coastal accounts. The effective date for both new and renewal policies is August 1, 2021.
  • Media Advisory - National Specialty Insurance Company Virtual Public Rate Hearing

    Published: Mar 19, 2021
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will conduct a virtual rate hearing to hear testimony from National Specialty Insurance Company and receive public comment on their proposed rate filing. WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:00 AM
  • Media Advisory - Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Virtual Public Rate Hearing

    Published: Mar 8, 2021
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will conduct a virtual rate hearing to hear testimony from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and receive public comment on their proposed rate filings. The hearing information is available here. WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2021 9:00 AM The record is open for public comment through March 26, 2021. Public comment may be submitted at the rate hearing or emailed to emailed to ratehearings@floir.com with the subject line “Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.”
  • Insurance Commissioner Altmaier Issues Statement of Support for Governor Ron DeSantis’ FY 2021-2022 Florida Leads Budget

    Published: Jan 28, 2021
    ​Tallahassee, Fla. - The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) released the following statement today in support of Governor DeSantis’ 2021-2022 budget recommendations: “This budget demonstrates Governor DeSantis’ strong dedication to the state of Florida. During these unprecedented times, I am grateful for the Governor’s leadership and support, which allows OIR to maintain a steady focus on cultivating a stable insurance market for Florida consumers and businesses,” said Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier.
  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Highlights Significant Efforts to Protect Floridians

    Published: Dec 23, 2020
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) is recognizing the significant efforts it has made to protect Floridians in 2020. “In an unprecedented year, thanks to Governor DeSantis’ decisive leadership, the Office of Insurance Regulation was able to act quickly to take proactive steps to protect consumers,” said Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier. “I remain resolute in my commitment to consumer protection, and while 2020 has provided challenges, we have risen to meet them. As we move forward, OIR will continue its work to promote a stable and competitive insurance market for Floridians." The following items highlight the actions taken by OIR in 2020.
  • Media Advisory - Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board Meeting

    Published: Dec 17, 2020
    The Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board will hold a public meeting via conference call to conduct regular and general business of the Board. WHEN: Friday, December 18, 2020 2:00 PM
  • OIR Approves a 6.6% Decrease to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates

    Published: Dec 2, 2020
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued a Final Order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall decrease of 6.6% for Florida workers’ compensation insurance rates. This applies to both new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of January 1, 2021.
  • Media Advisory - Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board Meeting

    Published: Nov 17, 2020
    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, November 17, 2020 2:00 PM
  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Orders Larger Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rate Decrease for 2021

    Published: Nov 4, 2020
    Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued an Order​ to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) requesting an amended rate filing to further reduce workers’ compensation rates for 2021.
  • Media Advisory - Centauri Insurance Company Public Rate Hearing

    Published: Oct 13, 2020
    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will conduct a rate hearing to hear testimony from Centauri Specialty Insurance Company and receive public comment on their proposed homeowners’ insurance rate change. WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:00 AM