Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, April 17, 2015

Apr 17, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


9:00 a.m.–Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Proposed Rule Hearing.  Proposed amendments to Rule 19-8.029, “Insurer Reporting Requirements,” would adopt the Data Call and applicable reporting requirements for the 2015-2016 FHCF Contract Year.  Proposed amendments to Rule 19-8.030, “Insurer Responsibilities,” would adopt the examination instruction forms applicable to the 2015-2015 Contract Year.  To view the hearing notice and proposed Rule text, click here

1:30 p.m.–Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council meeting.  Teleconference:  (888) 670-3525; conference code 7135858151.  Review of public comments made at preceding Rule Hearing.  To view the meeting notice, click here.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida Governor to Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Expansion

Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, said he planned to sue the Obama administration for using what he called “coercion tactics” to try to pressure the state into adopting the program, a centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act.  The New York Times’ Lizette Alvarez reports.


Florida hit by hurricanes in 20 of 27 “slow” seasons

In the past century, 27 seasons have had seven or fewer storms but Florida was hit by a hurricane or tropical storm in 20 of them.  The Sun-Sentinel’s Ken Kaye explains.


Coup against Eric Eisnaugle that isn’t continues after high-stakes confrontation

The tumultuous series of events taking place within the GOP caucus in the Florida House took a dramatic turn on Wednesday after several members pledged to Eric Eisnaugle withdrew their commitments to the Orlando Republican, several legislators tell


Changes Coming To Michigan’s Insurance Code

Michigan’s Senate Insurance Committee met Wednesday and made significant changes to a bill that proposes major alterations to the state’s current No-Fault law, WLNS-TV reports.


ISO Ratings Have Drastic Effect On Insurance Premiums

By classifying communities’ ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services, explains Sierra Star’s Alan Wileman via






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