Florida CFO says proposal will put brakes on fraud after storms

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer is calling for a major overhaul in the way insurance is handled to prevent fraud in wake of Hurricane Ian.

State CFO Jimmy Patronis said he plans to introduce new legislation in the upcoming session to address everything from bad public adjusters to helping consumers understand exactly what they’re signing.

The announcement comes as new insurance claims come in every day in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

As of Wednesday, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation revealed there have been 553,242 reported claims since Ian made landfall, with an estimated $6.45 billion in insurance losses. Of those claims, 386,426 were for

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