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Commissioner McCarty To Co-Host Hearing On Insurance Coverage Issues In Coastal Regions
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
TALLAHASSEE - Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty along with Alabama Insurance Commissioner Walter Bell will co-host a public hearing to address issues of affordability and availability of property insurance in high-hazard coastal areas of the Southeast.
The hearing will be held Monday, Sept. 24 at the Battlehouse Hotel in Mobile, Ala. It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, but seating is limited.
"Availability and affordability are obviously very important topics to residents of the Southeast," said McCarty. "So, I am pleased to be able to co-host this event with my colleague Commissioner Bell. We are looking forward to a productive and enthusiastic sharing of thoughts and ideas."
McCarty and Bell will be joined by fellow insurance commissioners from the Southeastern zone of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Invitations also are being sent to state legislators, members of Congress, rating agencies, insurers and reinsurers.
About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. Business units within the Office are organized based on regulatory expertise and include the areas of life and health, property and casualty, specialty lines and other regulated insurance entities. It is within the Office that the mission of public protection is implemented through regulatory oversight of insurance company solvency, policy forms and rates, market conduct performance and new company entrants to the Florida market.
For more information about the Office, please visit www.floir.com.