Tuesday, February 5, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier issued the following statement after being elected to serve as Vice President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Commissioner Altmaier will continue to serve as Florida’s Insurance Commissioner and his role with the NAIC is effective immediately.

Commissioner Altmaier stated:
“It is my distinct honor and privilege to join such a distinguished group of individuals as an officer of the NAIC. Florida plays a significant role in the national and international insurance community and has paved the way for innovative, consumer-oriented regulatory approaches. I plan to help thoughtfully guide the NAIC through the challenges of globalization and technological innovation while promoting state-based regulation and the same consumer-oriented principles that will continue to serve as Florida’s regulatory framework.”
Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis stated:
“Protecting Floridians from insurance fraud remains one of my top priorities and Commissioner Altmaier has been a partner in this mission.  Not only did he stand with me before and after Hurricanes Irma and Michael to empower impacted communities to protect themselves from fraud, but he works every day to rid the state of rampant assignment of benefits abuse so that we can stop insurance rates from skyrocketing. His new role will help Florida remain a top focus globally and ensure the insurance industry works for Florida families, not against them. I look forward to continuing to work with Commissioner Altmaier during my time as CFO.”  
For more information about the NAIC, please visit www.naic.org.

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