Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) News

New AAIS Fire Risk Model Approved by Florida Regulator

Insurance advisory organization AAIS (American Association of Insurance Services) has received approval from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation for its new predictive model. The AAIS Fire Loss and Mitigation Evaluation Score (FLAMES) was designed to improve on existing methods …

Florida Market Stabilization Critical to Reducing Citizens’ Exposure: Study

Florida’s fluctuating and volatile private market may be instigating long-term policy growth for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and creating serious obstacles to its position as the state’s residual insurer, according to a new study. The 236-page “Exposure Reduction and Depopulation …

Citizens to Delay Rate Increases, For Now

Citing a flood of new policies entering Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and a growing disparity between its rates and rising rates of private insurance companies, the board of Florida’s insurer of last resort voted unanimously to postpone final action on …

Florida Approves 6.6% Rate Decrease to Workers’ Comp Rates

Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued a final order approving the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)’s filing for a statewide overall decrease of 6.6% for Florida workers’ compensation insurance rates. This applies to both new and renewal workers’ …

Florida Regulator Calls for Further Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

Florida’s insurance regulator has called for a further decrease to proposed workers’ compensation insurance rates in response to a filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). In an order issued Oct. 30, Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier said …

Florida Workers’ Comp Rates Going Down, Again

The downward trend for Florida workers’ compensation rates is set to continue next year thanks to favorable loss experiences from policy years 2017 and 2018. The latest filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) proposes an average statewide …

Florida’s Capitol Preferred to Shed Nearly 24K Policies; Regulator to Monitor Operations

Capitol Preferred Insurance Co., one of the top writers of homeowners insurance in Florida, has received approval from the state’s insurance regulator to shed 23,800 policies just weeks before the start of hurricane season. In a May 12 consent order, …

Florida Directs Workers’ Comp Insurers to Comply with COVID-19 Treatment Order

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has issued an informational memorandum to all insurers and entities authorized to write workers’ compensation insurance providing guidance on the treatment of policyholders affected by COVID-19. The memorandum is in response to Chief Financial …

Florida Regulator Outlines How Industry Can Help Insureds During COVID-19 Response

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has issued an additional memorandum related to the coronavirus outbreak to all the insurers and entities it regulates in an effort to provide general guidance on the treatment of policyholders, according to a statement …

Southeast Insurance Regulators Issue Industry Guidance for Coronavirus Outbreak

Insurance departments across the Southeast are notifying industry representatives of updated procedures and expectations in response to the coronavirus outbreak, while also acknowledging the potential for a serious impact on state insurance operations, agents and policyholders. In some cases, regulators …