Volume 2, No. 4 - June 2011

News You Can Use

- Updating you on what's going on

Changes to MyProfile System

The changes to MyProfile will go live online at the beginning of July. We will e-mail all licensees more detailed information prior to implementation of the changes with guidance on creating your new account. For this reason, we are reminding you that it is essential to have your correct e-mail address on file with us now through your MyProfile account so you do not miss this upcoming important communication. The major enhancement allows you to create your own username and password; eliminating the need for logging in with a social security number or federal employer identification number. You will only need to enter that information when you create your new username and password. At the same time, you will also set up some security questions and answers to easily retrieve your password in the event you should forget it in the future. The new system will allow you to use any internet browser you wish, including your mobile device. This means you can use Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or any of the other browsers in use today - and not limited to just Internet Explorer.

CFO Atwater Joins Florida Marlins, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes on the Ball Field to Promote "Protect Your Home Base"

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater joined the Florida Marlins and Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) on the field to announce the "Protect Your Home Base" initiative, encouraging Floridians to prepare and protect their homes and families before the beginning of hurricane season on June 1. This signature event is one of several highlighted in FLASH's 2011 Great Hurricane Blowout preparedness campaign to raise awareness about strengthening homes and safeguarding families.
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CFO Jeff Atwater Prevails at Fourth District Court of Appeals Against Vero Beach Senior Scammer

Florida CFO Jeff Atwater announced that Mitchell Storfer has been stripped of his insurance licenses for participating in an annuity scheme that generated more than $100,000 in commissions for him and his agency, Seniors Financial International, Inc. of Vero Beach. This follows a yearlong appeal by Storfer to the Fourth District Court of Appeals (DCA) that the Department's Division of Legal Services successfully fought.
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CFO Atwater Announces Business Roundtables in Recognition of Small Business Week

In recognition of National Small Business Week, May 16-20, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced his office will host a series of summer small business roundtables. CFO Atwater recognizes the critical role small businesses play in Florida's economy and wants to get direct feedback on how the state can create a more business-friendly environment, including removing regulatory barriers and fostering ideas for helping new and existing businesses grow.
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CFO Atwater Applauds Legislative Leaders for Passing Legislation to Keep Money in the Pockets of Floridians

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater commended state policymakers for supporting key legislative initiatives he proposed this Session that will help keep more money in the pockets of Floridians.
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Florida CFO Jeff Atwater Sending Help to Alabama

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced that he is deploying a team from the Department of Financial Services to assist residents of Alabama impacted by last week's tornadoes.
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Make Sure You Get Official Notices From Us

Add FloridaAgentLicensing@MyFloridaCFO.com to your e-mail software's Trusted or Safe Senders List to ensure you are able to receive all notifications from us. Licensees who have a valid e-mail address on file with us, as required by law, receive important e-mail notifications when something that affects your application, license, continuing education, or appointment(s) occurs.  Additionally, we can keep you informed with warnings regarding new schemes and scams being marketed to licensees.  You can update your contact information through your MyProfile account.  We want to keep you informed in a timely manner of pertinent information important to you. You are still required to abide by the Florida Insurance Code regardless of whether you read the information we provide.


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