Florida appoints a new insurance commissioner

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

Yaworsky previously served as Vice Chairman of the Florida Game Oversight Commission and OIR Chief of Staff from 2017 to 2021.

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Prior to joining the OIR, Yawersky served as a legal advisor for the Georgia Bureau of Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner. He also served as Counsel to the Pro Tempore Chief’s Office in the Georgia Senate from 2014-2015.

From 2006 to 2011, Yawersky served in Florida in a variety of government, regulatory, and legislative positions, including chief of staff for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations, director of appointments for the governorship, and ministerial assistant in the executive office of the governor.

Yawersky earned a BA in Social Sciences from Florida State University and a JD from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He is a member of the Georgia Bar Association since 2014.

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

Florida recently introduced two bills that seek to limit insurance claim abuse. Last year, the state passed a law eliminating one-way attorney fees for property insurance claims.

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