Office of Insurance Regulation

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

TALLAHASSEE — The impasse over Florida's next insurance commissioner ended Friday.

Remaining in-house, Gov. Rick Scott and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater — in their third attempt to reach a joint recommendation on the high-profile job — agreed to promote Deputy Commissioner David Altmaier to become the state's top insurance regulator.

NOAA

TALLAHASSEE (The News Service of Florida) — An extra charge on property-insurance and auto-insurance policies to cover claims paid for the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons will end Jan. 1.