Florida names new insurance commissioner

Florida names new insurance commissioner

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve Florida as Commissioner of Insurance, and I want to thank Governor DeSantis and the Financial Services Commission for their support,” Yaworsky said. “Florida’s insurance market is one of the largest in the world and plays an important role in our state. As Insurance Commissioner, I look forward to ensuring that the OIR remains steadfast in our commitment to fostering a stable and competitive situation for all Floridians.”

Yaworsky previously served as vice chairman of the Florida Gaming Control Commission and was chief of staff of the OIR from 2017 to 2021.

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Before joining OIR, Yaworsky served as legal counsel for the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner. He also served as an Advisor to the Office of the President Pro Tempore in the Georgia Senate from 2014-2015.

From 2006 to 2011, Yaworsky held a variety of governmental, regulatory and legislative positions in Florida, including chief of staff for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and director of governorships and cabinet aide in the Executive Office of the Governor.

Yaworsky holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Florida State University and a Juris Doctor from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He has been a member of the Georgia Bar since 2014.

Yaworsky also served on the board of directors of Family Promise of the Big Bend, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness.

Florida recently introduced two bills aimed at curbing insurance lawsuit abuse. Last year, the state passed legislation eliminating unilateral attorneys’ fees for property insurance claims.

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