Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, April 17, 2015
Apr 17, 2015
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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.
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.
- Rick Scott’s decision to sue the feds over Medicaid gets mixed reactions
- Rick Scott says Feds are like The Sopranos, “bullying” Florida
- Pam Bondi says she’ll join Rick Scott in Medicaid lawsuit
- As health care debate rages on, House Speaker says hospitals could fail
- Democratic leader calls Rick Scott’s healthcare lawsuit “tea party gone wild”
- Jeb Bush: Feds, Tallahassee should ‘try to forge a compromise’ on Medicaid expansion, hospital funding
- 9 easy steps to understanding Florida’s Medicaid debate
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.
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 FloridaPolitics.com.
- Blaise Ingoglia and continued GOP infighting in the Florida House
- House Speaker 2020 saga continues as faction withdraws Eisnaugle support
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.
By classifying communities’ ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services, explains Sierra Star’s Alan Wileman via InsuranceNewsNet.com.
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