Tag: Florida Insurance Commissioner

Michael MolineSeptember 8, 2016

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 […]

Jim RosicaApril 18, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet now have 67 names to pick from for state Insurance Commissioner. They decided to take more applications for the job after the March 29 Cabinet meeting, setting an April 15 application deadline. Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater had each favored two different candidates: Retired executive Jeffrey Bragg and state Rep. Bill […]

Peter SchorschMarch 31, 2016

A seven-hour Cabinet meeting ended this week with Gov. Rick Scott declining to second the motion made by CFO Jeff Atwater to appoint Rep. Bill Hager the state’s next Insurance Commissioner. Instead, the governor declared he would like to reopen the application process to solicit new candidates. As FloridaPolitics.com reported last month, 55 candidates applied for the […]

Jim RosicaMarch 29, 2016

With no clear winner between finalists Jeffrey Bragg and Bill Hager, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday decided to keep taking applications for state Insurance Commissioner. Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam agreed to extend the deadline to April 15. The next Cabinet meeting is […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 15, 2016

Only two of the 25 applicants aiming to replace outgoing Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty answered “yes” to the state’s two pre-screening qualifying questions as of Monday. Kirk Schmidt, of Jefferson City, Missouri, is president and CFO of an insurance company after having been chief financial examiner for the Missouri Department of Insurance, he said in his […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 5, 2016

Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano said Tuesday’s resignation of Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty means Floridians will be “losing one of their greatest advocates.” Fasano, a former longtime Republican state lawmaker, issued a news release shortly after news broke that McCarty would be leaving the post he’s held since 2003. “During my many years as a state legislator, […]

Phil AmmannJanuary 15, 2015

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty is reportedly on the chopping block as the Rick Scott administration continues to attempt to put its new team on the field as it enters a second term. McCarty’s alleged transgression? Actually having the audacity to protect Florida’s insurance-buying public by not rubberstamping every self-serving scheme insurance lobbyists try to […]


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