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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 …

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 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 …

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 …