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Vol. 13, No. 2 - April 2024


Recently, I led a Keeping Policyholder First Insurance Roundtable in Clearwater with state legislators as well as business and community leaders to highlight the successes made to improve Florida's property insurance market. It's no secret that insurance challenges have become a nationwide crisis, driving up costs across the country as inflation, natural disasters, litigation, and fraud have caused a perfect storm for policyholders. Florida has met these challenges head on and our insurance market is improving day by day. I tell people all the time that it's like turning a giant cruise ship, it takes time to pass the needed reforms to turn the industry around but I'm thankful that we have so many great leaders in our state manning the helm. 

Secondly, I was thrilled to see Governor DeSantis sign legislation to fund and improve the My Safe Florida Home (MSFH) program. The new funding will provide grants for nearly 20,000 Floridians with special priority going to help Florida's seniors and low-income homeowners first. There is no better time than right now to harden your home against storms and cut your homeowners insurance costs. Another hurricane season is fast approaching and unfortunately, Mother Nature loves our state and it's not if but when a major storm will take aim at Florida.


Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
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Enforcement Actions

The enforcement actions included in this list reflect enforcement actions taken in December, 2023, and January, February and March, 2024. Some of the following enforcement actions were resolved through a settlement process resulting in an order for discipline. Notification of enforcement actions is in the public interest. Please check with the Department before making a decision based upon this listing as information may have changed/been updated. This listing does not reflect pending appeals or requests for hearings. The license or registration status may have changed since the filing of these orders. We suggest that searching the Licensee Search page or make a public records request to verify the current status of any license or a public records request to verify the current status of any license or registration...Read more

Compliance Corner

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Case Notes

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