Good evening party leaders,
As you may have heard or seen in recent reports, the financial condition of our party is poor. When I took over just three weeks ago, I could not have imagined the extent of debt and operational dysfunction that existed in our party structure. In those weeks, I have committed my time to getting a firm and complete grasp of the situation, lowering our overhead and putting in place policies and procedures that will help us avoid getting to this place ever again. I learned, among other things, that our employee’s health insurance policy had been canceled effective 12/1/2020 for non-payment of premiums.
Since then, my number one priority has been to secure the funding needed to reinstate health insurance coverage for current and former employees covered by our policy. I am happy to announce that as of midnight tonight, our group policy will be reinstated retroactively to 12/1/20, as if there was never any lapse in coverage. Employee claims, including those made during the cancellation period will now be covered.
Florida Democratic Party
~~Kari Lerner, Lee County DEC State Committeewoman