Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis News

Florida CFO to Focus On Pandemic Business Liability Protections in 2021 Session

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis said he will pursue legislation that establishes liability protections for businesses in the next legislative session slated to start in March 2021. The Florida Department of Financial Services said in a statement that Patronis is currently …

Florida Extends Order Allowing Agency Reps to Work Remotely During Health Emergency

Customer service representatives holding a particular Florida insurance license will be able to continue conducting business remotely until at least July 7. A directive issued by Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis that allows remote work by Florida agency customer service representatives …

Florida CFO Says China Owes State Financial Restitution from COVID-19 Outbreak

Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis has sent a demand letter to Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai demanding financial restitution from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for “significant harm to the State of Florida and …

Florida Clears Insurance Agency Reps to Work Remotely Amid Coronavirus

Florida’s state of emergency due to the rapid spread of coronavirus in the state, and throughout the country, has created a need for many workers to work remotely. However, certain licensed insurance employees were restricted from doing so by a …

Florida CFO Patronis Appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council

Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis has been appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC) by Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor. The NAC is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure effective and …

Sexual Harassment Scandal Rocks Florida CFO’s Office; Banking Regulator Fired

The Florida Cabinet fired the state’s top banking regulator last week, a week after the release of a state investigator’s report asserting that the official misused his public office and subjected women to sexual harassment. The firing of Financial Regulation …

Florida Gets Ready for Peak Hurricane Season After 3 Years of Major Storms

Floridians are on alert as the state heads into peak hurricane season after three straight years of being impacted by major storms. Meanwhile, the Florida Panhandle continues its recovery from Hurricane Michael that devastated the region as a Category 5 …

Miami Insurance Agent Arrested in $1.7M Fraud Scheme

A former Miami insurance agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1.7 million in insurance premiums from two insurance premium finance companies, according a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. Antonio Jesus Zoghbi, owner of Florida Insurance Agency …

12 Miami School Bus Employees Arrested in $427K Insurance Fraud Scheme

Twelve current and former Miami-Dade School District school bus employees were arrested last week for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims totaling $426,933, according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. The bus drivers and aides are accused of using …

10 Arrests Made in Florida Unlicensed Contractor, Workers’ Comp Fraud Sting

Ten individuals have been arrested in a three-day unlicensed contracting and workers’ compensation fraud sting in Pinellas County, Fla., according to a statement from Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis. The joint operation between fraud detectives with the Florida Department of Financial …