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Volume 3, No. 4 - April 2014

News You Can Use

- Updating you on what's going on

Notice of Proposed Rule - Pre-licensing Education

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent & Agency Services, provided Notice of Proposed Rule for Rule Chapter 69B-227, Florida Administrative Code, relating to pre-licensing education. The notice was filed with the Florida Department of State and officially published in the Florida Administrative Register on April 21, 2014.

The purpose of the proposed rule amendments is to update the pre-licensing education rules.
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Notice of Proposed Rule - Registration of Navigators

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent & Agency Services, provided Notice of Proposed Rule for Rule Chapter 69B-211, Florida Administrative Code, relating to the registration of navigators. The notice was filed with the Florida Department of State and officially published in the Florida Administrative Register on April 10, 2014.

The proposed rule amendment provides a procedure to register navigators pursuant to section 626.9953, Florida Statutes. "Navigator" is a new category of insurance professional created to assist health insurance consumers to find insurance coverage through insurance exchanges created to fulfill mandates imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Notice of Proposed Rule - Penalties for Violations by Navigators

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent & Agency Services, provided Notice of Proposed Rule for Rule Chapter 69B-231, Florida Administrative Code, relating to penalties for violations by navigators. The notice was filed with the Florida Department of State and officially published in the Florida Administrative Register on April 10, 2014.

The proposed rule amendment provides penalties for violations of section 626.9957, F.S., regarding the conduct of health insurance navigators. “Navigator” is a new category of insurance professional created by Ch. 2013-101, Laws of Florida, to help health insurance consumers to understand the options available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Additionally, "section" is replaced with "subsection" to conform to the present convention. The new penalties are listed in Rule 69B-231.115, F.A.C., and are analogous to penalties for similar violations by other insurance licensees.
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Notice of Proposed Rule Development - Public Adjuster Apprentices

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent & Agency Services, provided Notice of Proposed Rule Development for Rule 69B-220.052, Florida Administrative Code, relating to the supervision of public adjuster apprentices and prohibited acts by apprentices. The notice was filed with the Florida Department of State and officially published in the Florida Administrative Register on April 7, 2014.

The purpose of the proposed rule is to implement Section 626.8651, F.S. The Department would like to adopt a rule that will specify when a public adjuster apprentice requires supervision by a licensed supervisory public adjuster and specify the activities that a public adjuster apprentice shall not conduct.
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Notice of Proposed Rule Development - Adjusters

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent & Agency Services, provided Notice of Proposed Rule Development for Rule Chapter 69B-220, Florida Administrative Code, relating to adjusters. The notice was filed with the Florida Department of State and officially published in the Florida Administrative Register on March 31, 2014.

The purpose of the proposed amendments is to update the rules and incorporate legislative changes to Part VI of Chapter 626, Florida Statutes. The subject area of the proposed amendments relates to the conduct of public adjusters and public adjuster apprentices as well as ethical requirements for all adjusters.
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