Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement regarding the vote by the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors to increase rates by an average of 8.3 percent statewide. CFO Patronis has two appointees on the Board and appoints the Chair. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis: Citizens Rate Hike a Sad Result of Deceptive AOB Practice
Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis issued the following statement on organization session.
“I’m thrilled to start my second session as your CFO and look forward to working with the 2019 legislature to help build a better, stronger Florida. In just one year, we secured PTSD benefits for our first responders, helped make it easier for Floridians to protect themselves from fraud, and worked to make Florida a leader on issues impacting our finances and economy. We aren’t stopping there. The work we’ve done and our commitment to fiscal responsibility has earned Florida a AAA credit rating from all three credit reporting agencies for the first time.
“We must continue this progress, but there are key issues we can’t go another year without addressing. Cancer rates among our firefighters are alarming. Assignment of Benefits fraud has taken hold of our property insurance market causing rates to rise. Hurricane Michael insured losses grow every day. I look forward to tackling these, and many other, issues facing our state, no matter who supports our work or actively works against us. Challenges will not deter our goal of protecting your money, our first responders, and our state’s economy.”
With only days left until the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis urges federal leaders to include a flood mitigation requirement as they seek long-term solutions for the Florida subsidized program. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis: Flood Insurance Solution Must Include Mitigation
The holiday season is here and that means charitable donation scams are too. Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis warns Floridians to be on alert for online charitable donation scams, typically using reputable crowdfunding websites such as GoFundMe, RocketHub, or YouCaring. [Read more…] about CONSUMER ALERT: Don’t Fall Victim to Holiday Charitable Donation Scams
Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis has been on the ground in the Panhandle affected counties since the day following Hurricane Michael’s landfall. [Read more…] about CFO Jimmy Patronis: Hurricane Michael Recovery Updates, Two Weeks Since Landfall
Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis conducted an aerial survey of Hurricane Michael damage with Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford’s office. [Read more…] about CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Aerial Survey of Hurricane Michael Damage
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement on recommended measures for Hurricane Michael healthcare assistance from the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.
“It has been one week since Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle and I have been on the ground hearing heartbreaking stories of families in need of help. As Chair of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, the board must waive premiums for the over 5,600 children in the Children’s’ Health Insurance Program and full pay enrollees in the storm affected areas. This could save lives and help these families rebuild after this catastrophic storm.
“Governor Scott fully supports this recommendation and I applaud his leadership in this effort. We must do everything we can to ensure that children impacted by Hurricane Michael have access to healthcare without more financial burden on their families.”
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis joined President Donald Trump in Lynn Haven today as he received updates on disaster response and recovery efforts. [Read more…] about CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Joins President Donald Trump in Lynn Haven
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis warned that scammers and crooked contractors are already out, preying on families in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis: Scammers, Crooked Contractors are Already Preying on Families After Hurricane Michael