Kevin McCarty (Florida)

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Kevin McCarty
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Florida Commissioner of Insurance Regulation
In office
January 2003 - Present
Years in position 12
President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Base salary$133,158
Elections and appointments
AppointedJanuary 2003
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida (1982)
J.D.University of Florida Law School (1986)
Office website
Kevin McCarty is the current Florida Commissioner of Insurance Regulation. He has served since 2003 and is the first person to hold the office of insurance commissioner following its creation.[1] He is the immediate past President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, an elected post within the organization.[2]


McCarty has worked for the Florida Department of Insurance and its successor, the Office of Insurance Regulation, since 1991. He began his career in public service in 1988 in the Florida Department of Labor & Employment Security, where he worked on workers' compensation issues. He is the President-elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and chairs a number of NAIC task forces. McCarty has also represented the United States in the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.[1]


  • J.D., University of Florida Law School, 1986
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Florida, 1982

Political career

Commissioner of Insurance (2003-Present)

McCarty is the first person to hold the position of Florida Commissioner of Insurance Regulation since it became an appointed position. While serving in the role his focus has been stabilizing the Florida property insurance market, reforming personal injury protection law and protecting consumers.[1]

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In his official bio, McCarty cites his three main principals of the role of government:[1]

  • "Government should serve and ultimately be accountable to the people"
  • "Government should be transparent in its operations, and treat it's clients fairly and equitably"
  • "Government should promote a vibrant, competitive marketplace while protecting those unable to protect themselves"



McCarty was appointed as Florida Commissioner of Insurance Regulation by Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and the Florida Cabinet in January 2003.[3]

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