Tag: David Altmaier
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Michael MolineSeptember 8, 2016
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4min9
If you get an email from Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier, don’t reply. Do notify the Department of Insurance Regulation hotline at 877-693–5236. The department issued an alert Thursday warning that somebody is sending emails over Altmaier’s name, seeking to rip off consumers. “A fraudulent email, appearing to be sent from OIR Commissioner Altmaier, has […]

Michael MolineAugust 29, 2016
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3min3
A group representing insurance agents has urged Florida regulators to investigate the solvency of American Colonial Insurance Co., one of the private insurers tapped to take over property coverage from the state’s insurer of last resort. The Professional Insurance Agents of Florida cited a letter dated Aug. 5 in which, the group said, American Colonial informed […]

Michael MolineAugust 17, 2016
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6min16
Three candidates won nomination Wednesday to sit on the Florida Public Service Commission. Their names go to Gov. Rick Scott, who will make the final selection. Conspicuously absent from the final cut was Jeffrey Bragg, previously Scott’s top pick for state insurance commissioner. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater didn’t support him for that post and the job eventually went to […]

Michael MolineAugust 16, 2016
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7min15
Trial attorneys mounted an ardent defense Tuesday of Florida Supreme Court rulings blamed by business interests for threatening an increase in workers’ compensation insurance premiums of nearly 20 percent. Mark Touby, a Coral Gables attorney who helped persuade the justices to eliminate a limit on attorney fees in workers’ compensation cases, insisted during a public […]

Michael MolineAugust 16, 2016
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2min4
A leading open-government advocate offered strong support Monday for a legal challenge to a proposed workers’ compensation insurance premium increase of nearly 20 percent. “I think he’s got a cause of action,” First Amendment Foundation President Barbara Peterson said of Miami attorney James Fee, who is challenging the rate hike on open-government grounds. Fee filed suit in Miami-Dade […]

Michael MolineAugust 15, 2016
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5min7
An insurance industry council moved Monday to block a legal challenge to proposed workers’ compensation premium increases of nearly 20 percent, warning that delay would threaten the solvency of Florida’s system for compensating injured workers. The state Office of Insurance Regulation is scheduled to take up the rate hike Tuesday morning in Tallahassee. Delay, the […]

Peter SchorschJuly 10, 2016
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5min4
Florida’s new insurance commissioner has a rare, meaningful and high-stakes opportunity to earn his chops and establish his credibility for years to come. He can demonstrate he has the mettle to stand up to the insurance industry to the benefit of both consumers and the business community. How often does that happen? Just three months […]

Peter SchorschMay 1, 2016

8min3
Among the four top statewide officials, no one walked away a winner from last week’s battle over the next insurance commissioner. Neither Gov. Rick Scott nor CFO Jeff Atwater got the candidate he wanted, with both settling on the third name Atwater threw out at Friday’s emergency Cabinet meeting, David Altmaier. And that was by a design that Atwater himself, […]


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