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Division Director

Greg Thomas


Agent and Agency Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Bureau of Licensing
(850) 413-3137
Bureau of Investigation
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Informational Bulletins and Memorandums

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2014

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
OIR-14-01M The purpose of this memorandum is to remind insurers authorized to write property & casualty or health insurance in Florida of the requirements of Section 624.128, Florida Statutes (2013), the crime victims exemption, and the Florida Crimes Compensation Act. Memorandum OIR April 8, 2014

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2013

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
OIR-13-02M The purpose of this memorandum is to notify insurers of the legislative changes to Section 626.99, Florida Statutes enacted in Senate Bill 166 (Chapter No. 2013-163, Laws of Florida) during the 2013 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature. Memorandum OIR August 30, 2013

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2012

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
OIR-12-01M The purpose of this memorandum is to inform Residential Property Insurers that the Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form (Form OIR-B1-1802) has been revised and is effective February 1, 2012. Memorandum OIR January 4, 2012

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2011

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
OIR-11-09M The purpose of this memorandum is to inform Florida Life and Health Insurers and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) that Florida has not enacted any statutory guidance electing to use the 50 employees as the upper limit for purposes of reporting small employer Medical Loss Ratios. This memorandum supersedes informational memorandum OIR-11-06M that was issued July 25, 2011. Memorandum OIR December 28, 2011
OIR-11-08M The purpose of this memorandum is to inform Florida Life and Health insurers and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) of the Office’s requirement that all trend factors must be included in the actuarial memorandum in table format in each filing. Memorandum OIR November 14, 2011
OIR-11-07M The purpose of this memorandum is to notify health insurers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) of the recent amendment of the federal interim final rules relating to Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Processes as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Memorandum OIR October 4, 2011
OIR-11-06M The purpose of this memorandum is to remind Florida Life and Health insurers and health maintenance organizations of the requirements of Section 627.6699, Florida Statutes, regarding the definition of "Small employer." Memorandum OIR July 25, 2011
OIR-11-05M To All Residential Property Insurers in the State of Florida: Changes to the Minimum Surplus as to Policyholders' Requirements Memorandum OIR July 1, 2011
OIR-11-04M To All Motor Vehicle Services Associations and P&C Companies Writing Auto Warranty: Reminder to Demonstrate Refunds Comply with Sections 634.121 and 634.282, Florida Statutes Memorandum OIR April 11, 2011
OIR-11-03M To All Assessable and Surplus Lines Insurers: Citizens Property Insurance Reduced Emergency Assessment Memorandum OIR April 4, 2011
OIR-11-02M To All Authorized Property and Casualty Insurers: Inform Partners in Recovery to Expedite Payment of Property Insurance Claims Following a Disaster Memorandum OIR March 23, 2011
OIR-11-01M To Life and Health Insurers and HMOs: Reminder of Section 627.6487, Florida Statutes, regarding guaranteed availability of individual health insurance coverage for eligible individuals Memorandum OIR February 28, 2011

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2010

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
OIR-10-7M To Life and Annuity Insurers: Reminder of the creation of Section 627.4605, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and the amending of Sections 627.464, 627.552 and 627.5575, F.S. as enacted in the 2010 Regular Session of the Florida Legislature Memorandum OIR October 6, 2010
OIR-10-06M To Health Insurers and HMOs: Notification of the federal interim final rule relating to Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Processes as required in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Memorandum OIR September 24, 2010
OIR-10-5M To Residential Property Insurers: Legislative Changes to the Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form Memorandum OIR August 4, 2010
OIR-10-04M To All Health Insurers and HMOs: Newly Established Federal Program May Provide Financial Relief for Employers Providing Health Coverage to Early Retirees Memorandum OIR June 21, 2010
OIR-10-03M To All Health Insurers and HMOs: Impact of Federal Health Care Legislation Memorandum OIR May 12, 2010
OIR-10-02M To All Residential Property Insurers: Revised Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form and Notice of Premium Discounts for Hurricane Loss Mitigation Memorandum OIR April 21, 2010
OIR-10-01M To All Property Insurers: Notice on Catastrophe Reinsurance Memorandum OIR April 12, 2010

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2009

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DFS-04-2009 To All Registered Sellers of Travel regarding licensure requirements to sell travel insurance and verify that the insurance company is authorized in Florida. Bulletin DFS December 24, 2009
CMS/FLDFS Joint Letter - no # Letter to facility directors who serve Medicare beneficiaries regarding prohibited agent behavior. Letter CMS/DFS September 21, 2009
OIR-09-06M For All Life & Health Insurers regarding legislative changes to Section Ch. 627.638, Florida Statutes, enacted in the 2009 Legislature. Memorandum OIR September 16, 2009
OIR-09-5M For All Life and Health Insurers: Changes Made to Sections 627.671 and 627.6741, Florida Statutes (F.S.), regarding Medicare supplement insurance Memorandum OIR August 12, 2009
OIR-09-4M For All Prepaid Limited Health Service Organizations (PLHSOs) And Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) Legislative Changes to Sections 636.035 and 641.315, Florida Statutes Memorandum OIR July 30, 2009

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2008

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
OIR-08-7M New Requirements to all Life and Health Insurers Regarding Credit Life and Credit Disability Insurance Memorandum OIR July 10, 2008
OIR-08-5M New Requirements for All Life and Health Insurers and All Health Maintenance Organizations Regarding Dependent Coverage Memorandum OIR June 30, 2008
OIR-08-4M New Requirements to All Life and Health Insurers Regarding Long-Term Care Secondary Addressee Memorandum OIR June 24, 2008

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2007

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DFS-12-2007 New Requirements for ALL Title Agents and Agencies Memorandum DFS October 1, 2007
DFS-11-2007 To All Insurance License Applicants: Informational Memorandum Regarding the Reduction of Fingerprinting Fees Memorandum DFS September 19, 2007
DFS-10-2007 Training Requirements for Insurance Agents Selling, Soliciting or Negotiating Long-Term Care Insurance Memorandum DFS August 28, 2007
OIR-07-11M Long Term Care Insurance - To All Life and Health Insurers Memorandum OIR July 30, 2007
OIR-07-10M Windstorm and Contents Exclusion - To All Property and Casualty Insurers Memorandum OIR July 17, 2007
OIR-07-09M Notice of New Legislation -
All Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) - Health Maintenance Contracts
Memorandum OIR July 9, 2007
OIR-07-08M Unauthorized Entity Warning - To All Life and Annuities Insurers Regarding Memorandum OIR April 24, 2007
DFS-02-2007 Discontinuance of 90-Day CE Reminder Letters - For All Agents and Adjusters Memorandum DFS January 25, 2007
DFS-01-2007 Flood Insurance Training - For All Insurance Agents and C.E. Providers Memorandum DFS January 25, 2007

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2006

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DFS-20-06 Prohibition of Conflict of Interest - To All Licensed Public Adjusters Memorandum DFS September 28, 2006
DFS-19-06 Licensing and Registration of Insurance Agencies Memorandum DFS October 13, 2006
No # Course Audit Updates and Other Information of Interest to Education Providers Memorandum DFS September 14, 2006
OIR-06-16M "Long Term Care Insurance Act," Implementation of Chapters 627.94076, 627.9407(7)(b)(c), and changes to 627.9404, F.S. - To All Life and Health Insurers Memorandum OIR July 7, 2006
OIR-06-14M Life Expectancy Providers - To All Florida Licensed Viatical Settlement Providers, Brokers and Others Memorandum OIR July 6, 2006
OIR-06-13M Freedom to Travel Act - To All Life and Health Insurers Memorandum OIR July 6, 2006
OIR-06-10M Use of Credit Reports and Credit Scores by Insurers - To All Property and Casualty Insurers Memorandum OIR May 22, 2006
OIR-06-03M Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act of 2005 - To All Property and Casualty Insurers Memorandum OIR February 10, 2006

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2005

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DFS-05-001 Marketing Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans - To All Companies and Insurance Agents Memorandum DFS December 27, 2005
No # Course Offering and Roster Submission Compliance Reminder Notice - To All Continuing Education and Pre-licensing Providers Memorandum DFS October 26, 2005
OIR- 05-017 Reminder of Statutory Requirements Regarding Certificates of Title Upon Payment of Total Losses for Motor Vehicles and Mobile Homes - To All Property and Casualty Memorandum OIR October 10, 2005

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2004

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
OIR-04-023 "Healthy Lifestyle Rebates," Implementation of Chapters 627.6402, 627.65626, and 641.31(40), F.S. - To All Accident and Health Insurers and HMOs Memorandum OIR December 15, 2004
DFS-04-007 Emergency Adjuster Licensing - To All Property and Casualty Insurers, Independent Adjusters and General Lines Agents Memorandum DFS September 13, 2004
DFS-04-006 Co-location of Adjusters and the Department of Financial Services - To All Property and Casualty Insurers Memorandum DFS September 10, 2004
DFS-04-005 Insurer Access to Adjusters - To All Property and Casualty Insurers Memorandum DFS September 10, 2004
A & A Memorandum Continuing Education on Unauthorized Entities Training Memorandum DFS September 1, 2004
DFS-01-2004 Unlicensed Public Adjusting Prohibited Memorandum DFS August 17, 2004

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2003

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DFS-03-004 Policy Countersignature - To All Property, Casualty and Surety Insurers and General Lines Insurance Agents Bulletin DFS November 12, 2003
DFS-03-001 Unlawful Inducements - To All Insurance Companies and Agents Transacting Title Insurance Bulletin DFS February 26, 2003
OIR-03-003 Certificate of Insurance - To All Property and Casualty Companies Memorandum OIR February 21, 2003

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2002

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DOI-02-001 To All Insurance Companies and Agents Transacting Surplus Lines Insurance in Florida: Violation of Prohibition Against Charging Fees in Addition to Premium Bulletin DOI April 16, 2002

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2001

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DOI-01-002 Executive Order Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Permit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism Bulletin DOI October 9, 2001

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2000

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DOI-00-001M To All Licensed Viatical Settlement Provider Companies and All Licensed Viatical Settlement Brokers - Notice of Requirement to Report Fraud Memorandum DOI February 3, 2000
DOI-00-001 To All Property and Casualty Insurers - Wind Exclusion Endorsements Bulletin DOI February 1, 2000

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1997

Number Description Type Origin Date Issued
DOI-97-007 All Surplus Lines Agents: Eligibility Requirements for Exporting Risks Bulletin DOI June 16, 1997

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