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Florida Hires J. Robert Hunter to Help Set Insurance Rates

Perennial insurance industry critic J. Robert Hunter has been hired by the state of Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation to determine rate reductions that are...
February 21, 2007

Perennial insurance industry critic J. Robert Hunter has been hired by the state of Florida's Office of Insurance Regulation to determine rate reductions that are required to be adopted by all Florida residential property insurers as mandated by recently passed legislation.

Hunter, an actuary who formerly served as the insurance commissioner of Texas, has 45 years of insurance industry experience and presently serves as the insurance director of the Consumer Federation of America. Hunter's contract comes on the heels of recent legislation signed last month by Gov. Charlie Crist mandating cuts in Florida property/casualty rates. The new state law also expands the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund by $16 billion.

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty called Hunter's body of work "legendary" and characterized him as "one of the great minds on issues surrounding the insurance industry."

"I want to make sure consumers get the full benefit from the reforms," said Hunter, "while also making sure insurers retain rates which accurately reflect the risk they are bearing.  This law is a significant achievement, and I am honored to be asked to help implement the legislation."

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