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  Vol. 10, No. 2 - Fall 2021


Dear Fellow Floridians:

The 2021 legislative session resulted in new laws to protect Florida's insurance-buying public, including laws regarding telephone solicitation.

Laws were created or amended to provide additional disclosure and protections to consumers including the purchase of surplus lines policies and changes to public adjusting contracts which now allow consumers more time to cancel those contracts.

Many changes were made to the Florida Statutes that directly or indirectly affect our licensees. Please take time to review some of those changes we've highlighted in the In The Know and Compliance Corner sections of this issue.

After the Condo collapse in Surfside, we've had a number of staff members from Insurance Agent & Agency Services near the site to assist with insurance claims and performing consumer service work. Thank you all for your hard work and answering the call to serve your fellow Floridians. Your help and assistance has been greatly appreciated. Here’s a picture of me with Maria Guido-Hernandez while she is hard at work helping Surfside survivors with their insurance claims.

Surfside 2021

Hurricane season is in full swing. Now is the time for adjusters to make sure their licenses are in compliance. All licensees should act now to prepare their personal and business properties in the event a storm makes landfall in Florida. My PrepareFL website offers useful information and resources for Florida's licensees and consumers.


Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida

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