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Record Group Number: 000340
Series/Collection Number: .S 2090
Creator: Florida. Dept. of Insurance.
Title, Dates: Deputy Insurance Commissioner's subject  and correspondence files, 1993-2002.
Amount: 13 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Department of Insurance was created in 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws) to assume the duties of the Insurance Commissioner's Office.  The department was headed by the Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer and regulated all forms of insurance including rates and policy forms. It determined if companies were financially sound; tested and licensed all agents, solicitors, adjusters, and bail bondsmen; and enforced the Insurance Code, the State Fire Marshal Law, the Firemen's and Police Officers' Retirement Fund, and the Liquified Petroleum Gas Law.  In addition, the Department sponsored legislation for consumer protection and coordinated the state's property and casualty loss prevention self-insurance programs.  On January 7, 2003, the department was combined with the Department of Banking and Finance into a new Department of Financial Services under a Chief Financial Officer, a post which combined the former offices of Treasurer and Comptroller.
Summary:     This series documents the broad coverage of Department of Insurance activities and issues during the tenure of Deputy Insurance Commissioner Susanne Murphy from 1993 through 2002.  The series consists of correspondence, reports, legislation, memoranda and subject files regarding issues of concern or interest to the Department of Insurance, such as:
    -flood insurance
    -hurricane losses and the impacts of Hurricanes Opal, Andrew, Georges on Florida
    -windstorm policies and damages
    -insurance fraud
    -property and casualty rates
    -workers' compensation
    -life and health insurance policies/programs
    -Medicaid and Medicare
    -Holocaust Victims Insurance
    -auto insurance
    -title insurance
    -insurance regulation
    -insurance legislation (House and Senate versions)
    -children's health insurance programs
    -continuing education opportunities for insurance agents
    -self-insurance funds
    -long-term healthcare
    -managed healthcare programs 

    Incoming and outgoing correspondence addresses the concerns of consumer problems and complaints with various insurance companies, concerns by consumers involving insurance claims, and problems encountered following hurricanes during this time, as well as concerns directly related to Department of Insurance personnel and administrative activities.  Memoranda associated with this series is mostly internal within the Department of Insurance or with other Florida government agencies.  The subject files also include information on professional associations, insurance law, and other issues related to the insurance industry.

    The series also documents several task forces established by the Department during this time to further investigate and report on hurricanes and hurricane catastrophes; insurance accounting practices and procedures; insurance regulatory issues; risk based capital; statistical information as it related to various insurance plans; and workers' compensation.
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Subject Access Fields: Florida. Dept. of Insurance.
Health care.
Health planning Florida
Health services.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Insurance Florida
Insurance companies Florida
Insurance fraud
Insurance law Florida
Insurance, Automobile Florida
Insurance, Health Florida
Insurance, Property Florida
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Florida Government
Florida Officials and employees
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