The Florida Department of Financial Services offers a wealth of information for consumers and individuals as well as businesses operating within the state of Florida. This information is provide free of charge by the Florida Department of Financial Services and can be accessed through their website or by visiting a state office and requesting a written copy of the information.
The website of the Florida Department of Financial Services is broken down into several sections including a section for consumers, for agents and adjustors, for state vendors and for employers. Under each section there is additional information that provides relevant, current information on the topic as well as links to other resources.
Under the consumer section of the Florida Department of Financial Services there are several very informative articles on consumer credit, financial news and information, credit scams and illegal schemes, insurance policies and terminology as well as information on Medicare and life and health insurance.
There is also the opportunity to ask a specific question regarding insurance or financial issues with regards to a consumer issue or question on insurance. The site also provides contact information should a consumer feel that they need to file a complaint regarding a financial service or insurance service within the state.
A company directory makes it simple for Floridians to check their insurance company or agent out with the Florida Department of Financial Services. All that is required is the company name to complete a search which will show if the company is listed and approved by the state as well as meets all state requirements as an insurance provider. The consumer alert section keeps people in Florida alerted to online, mail and in person scams and cons that are discovered across the state. It also provides consumers with numbers to contact if they feel they have been targeted by one of these schemes.
Adjustors and appraisers can also use the Florida Department of Financial Services website to find out what their insurance education requirements are and to ensure that they have a continuing education and renewal information submitted to continue with their license. New insurers in the state must meet all the requirements as set forth by the Florida Department of Financial Services.
Employers can also benefit from using the site to find all the most current and up to date changes in worker’s compensation including claims, payments and regulations. There are workshops and training sessions that the employers can participate in to familiarize themselves with worker’s compensation in the state.