The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FOIR) has approved two more Bermuda-based reinsurance companies, Aspen Insurance Ltd. and AXIS Specialty Ltd., to become an “eligible reinsurer” under Florida law and thereby operate in Florida’s property catastrophe reinsurance market with reduced collateral. Ceding insurance companies may now receive full credit on their financial statements for their Aspen or AXIS Specialty property catastrophe reinsurance ceded without full collateral. These approvals bring to fourteen the number of reinsurance companies approved under this program.In re Aspen Insurance Ltd., Case No. 117338-11-CO (FOIR May 6, 2011) and In re AXIS Specialty Ltd., Case No. 117743-11-CO (FOIR May 23, 2011).