Capital to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report, Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Jun 13, 2017
Miami’s Shorecrest Neighborhood, near Biscayne Bay, deals with frequent flooding because of storms and high tides. Local Officials are considering forgoing the Construction of Infrastructure such as Sea Walls in the Neighborhood and instead finding ways to Relocate some Homeowners and demolish their houses. Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor reports.
What’s happening along North Florida’s Atlantic Coast is part of a larger Statewide Issue: Year after year, the Florida Legislature has allocated less funding than is requested by Coastal Areas, which struggle to come up with required matching dollars that still do not cover the high cost of beach erosion. Bruce Ritchie reports for Politico Florida.
In 2016, Blacklidge was one of Four Finalists for State Insurance Commissioner. FloridaPolitics.com’s Peter Schorsch reports.
In South Florida, the Clinical Trial will take place at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with Margaret Fischl, a UM Infectious Disease Physician and Scientist, as the Principal Investigator responsible for conducting Daily Reviews of Safety Data. Dan Chang reports for the Miami Herald.
With the State pointing to changes it has made, a Federal Judge Friday dismissed a Long-Running Legal Battle about whether Florida’s Medicaid Program provided Proper Services to Children with Severe Medical Conditions. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Miami Herald.
The Florida Health Choices Insurance Exchange never quite lived up to Marco Rubio’s Vision as it competed with a Rival Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. Now, the State-Based Exchange could fold after Governor Rick Scott Vetoed Funding intended to keep it afloat another year. Tia Mitchell reports for the Florida Times-Union.
Marketplace Leader Florida Blue says it will be back in the State’s Affordable Care Act Marketplace in 2018, but Company Officials said Premiums could be 20 Higher than they otherwise would be if Federal “Cost-Sharing” help for Consumers to cover Co-Pays and Deductibles is Discontinued. The Palm Beach Post’s Charles Elmore reports via the “Protecting Your Pocket” blog.
Recovering more than $165 Million from Medicaid Fraud last year helped a Florida Investigative Unit win National Honors. The Palm Beach Post’s Charles Elmore reports via the “Protecting Your Pocket” blog.
Governor Rick Scott will Sign Into Law a sweeping Education Bill that would steer more money to Privately Run Charter Schools. FloridaPolitics.com Publisher Peter Schorsch reports.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater formally delivered his Letter of Resignation on Monday, five months after announcing he was leaving for a job at Florida Atlantic University. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via the Palm Beach Post.
The Seibels Bruce Group, Inc. (Seibels) and Gulfstream Property & Casualty Insurance Company (Gulfstream) are pleased to announce Executive Leadership Changes with both Companies. Nan D. Brunson has been appointed Full-Time President & CEO of Gulfstream and its Affiliates, as well as President & CEO of Catawba Insurance Company.
Several parts of Legislation that would Revise and Renew the National Flood Insurance Program are drawing Opposition from PCI and other Property/Casualty Insurance Industry Groups. Carrier Management reports via the PCI SmartBrief.
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