Kevin McCarty News

Candidates Wanted: Florida Insurance Commissioner Application Posted Online

The search is on for the next Florida insurance commissioner – the first one to be appointed to the office since current Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty took office in 2003. McCarty announced on Jan. 6 he would leave office in …

Florida Group Calls for Transparency in McCarty Replacement Search

The Florida Association of Insurance Reform has asked Gov. Rick Scott and his Cabinet, which consists of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, State Attorney General Pam Bondi, and State Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam, to allow for input on the search …

Industry Reacts to McCarty Resignation, Contemplates His Next Move

Insurance industry reactions to Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty’s decision to resign have been rolling in since the long-time state regulator announced Jan. 5 that he would step down from his position after 12 years in office. “The privilege of …

McCarty Replacement Rumors Start Swirling; Successor Has ‘Huge Shoes to Fill’

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty’s successor has yet to be announced, but whoever takes over will have his or her work cut out for them when McCarty leaves office after 12 years on May 2. “These are some pretty huge …

Florida Insurance Commissioner McCarty to Resign After 12 Years in Job

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty announced today that he is resigning effective May 2, 2016 after 12 years in the post to pursue other job opportunities, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). McCarty has served as …

McCarty Receives ‘Insurance Man of the Year’ Award from LAAIA

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty was presented with the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (LAAIA) “Insurance Man of the Year” Award on Dec. 4. According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR), the award was presented to …

Florida Taxi, DMV Battle over Ridesharing Insurance Issue Takes Interesting Turn

The Florida ridesharing lawsuit filed by two taxi companies and an individual against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) is getting more contentious by the day. Two motions have been filed by the plaintiffs – Florida …

McCarty Earns Lifetime Achievement Award from Florida Association

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty was recognized with a lifetime achievement award for his 27 years of public service by FAIR, the Florida Association for Insurance Reform on Sept. 17. McCarty was the first non-elected insurance commissioner for the state …

Florida Approves Citizens’ 2016 Rates With Minor Adjustments

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved a slate of 2016 property insurance rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. In an order signed September 8 by Florida Commissioner Kevin McCarty, FLOIR set the rates for Citizens multi-peril and coastal …

Florida Commissioner McCarty Touts State Regulation Before Congress

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty championed flexible state insurance regulation and warned against “one-size-fits-all” bank-like regulation for insurers in recent testimony before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., on both domestic and international insurance issues. McCarty …