Florida insurance commissioner News

Top Florida Stories of 2016: McCarty Resigns as Commissioner, Altmaier Takes the Reins

Kevin McCarty’s decision to resign as Florida’s insurance commissioner at the beginning of the year after 13 years in the position rocked the state’s insurance world. It also set the stage for a political battle between Florida Gov. Rick Scott …

Top Florida Stories of 2016: The End of Florida’s Hurricane Drought

In September, Hurricane Hermine broke Florida’s hurricane drought that had lasted since 2005. The category 1 storm hit the Florida Panhandle, bringing significant storm surge to the Tampa Bay area before slowly traveling up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm weakened …

Florida Picks Deputy Altmaier to Be Next Insurance Commissioner

The Florida Cabinet has selected David Altmaier to be the state’s new insurance commissioner. Altmaier, 34, is currently a deputy commissioner within the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. He will replace Kevin McCarty, who is stepping down after 13 years …

Updated: Florida Gov, CFO at a Standstill Over Next Insurance Commissioner

For the second time in a month, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater could not reach an agreement over who will become the next insurance commissioner for the state. At the April 26 Florida Cabinet Meeting, …

Florida to Interview 2 More for Insurance Commissioner, McCarty Delays Departure

The Florida Cabinet will interview two new candidates for the soon-to-be-open Florida insurance commissioner post at its April 26 meeting, in addition to the two candidates interviewed last month. In the meantime, current Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty notified the …

Florida Commissioner McCarty Saying Goodbye: ‘It’s Been a Labor of Love’

“It’s not for the faint of heart, I can tell you that… Anyone who comes in here and thinks it’s an easy job really does not have any idea what they’re getting into. But it’s been a joy… It’s been …

Florida Gov. Rejects CFO’s Pick for Insurance Commissioner, Application Reopened

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made it known Tuesday that his choice for the next Florida insurance commissioner would not be State Representative Bill Hager. “I won’t second it,” was Scott’s quick response to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s motion to …

The Final 2: Bragg, Hager Last Men Standing for Florida Commissioner Job

For the first time in 13 years, Florida is preparing to appoint a new insurance commissioner. The pool of 55 candidates has been whittled down to just two. Per recommendation of the Florida Cabinet, Jeffrey Bragg and Florida State Rep. …

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 …