Capital to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
Now, a coalition of Building Officials and people tied to the Insurance Industry fear HB 1021 could lead to a patchwork of requirements and higher Insurance Costs. Mike Vasilinda reports for News4Jax.com.
Sunshine State News Publisher Nancy Smith writes: “They Passed HB 937/SB 1370, proudly mandating a “Gambling is Addictive” Label on Lottery Tickets, but they couldn’t fix Assignment of Benefits?”
Atwater turned in his Formal Resignation Letter to Governor Rick Scott last week. Atwater announced back in February that he planned to step down from his elected post to take a position at Florida Atlantic University. Insurance Journal reports.
South Florida is due for rain and plenty of it over the next five days, but South Florida Water Management District Staff say they have plans in place to control additional flood water. Sunshine State News Publisher Nancy Smith reports.
The New York State Subsidiary currently functions as one of the leading Writers of Homeowners Insurance in Florida and is Licensed to offer Insurance throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Hawaii, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Michigan, Alabama, Virginia, and New Jersey. Reinsurance News reports.
A Group of Homeowners and their Attorneys asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to undo Scott’s Veto of more than $37 Million. The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.
The resolution adds Miami-Dade to a string of Local Governments and Municipal Officials seeking to counter Trump’s Rejection of the Nonbinding Agreement between 195 Countries. The Miami Herald’s Douglas Hanks reports.
Many people say they learn of the Tickets only when they discover that their Licenses have been Suspended. The Miami Herald’s Susannah Nesmith reports.
The First of Two Russian Hack Attempts in Florida last August targeted VR Systems, a 25-year-old Vendor of Voting Equipment Software based in Tallahassee that serves 64 of the State’s 67 Counties and does business in several other States. The Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet reports.
It’s unclear how many actual Dispensaries will open in Polk County. Daytona Beach News-Journal’s John Chambliss reports.
While Climate Advocates panned Trump’s Selections to head the Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department, they expressed optimism that Long, Alabama’s Former Emergency Manager, would seek to protect Americans from the increased risks of hurricanes, flood and heat waves linked to global warming. Bloomberg’s Christopher Flavelle reports via Insurance Journal.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Arbella Mutual Insurance Company did not engage in unfair settlement practices by demanding Arbitration in a Lawsuit involving an Underinsured Motorist Claim. Elizabeth Blosfield reports for Insurance Journal.
The Texas Legislature in 2013 first Approved the Licensing of Captive Insurance Companies and Authorized the State Insurance Department to impose Fees and Taxes on those Entities. Insurance Journal reports.
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