Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, August 14, 2015.
Aug 14, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials toured recently flooded areas of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties on Thursday as city and county officials added up the cost of the recent 11-day deluge and subsequent flooding. Christopher O’Donnell and Geoff Fox report for the Tampa Tribune.
After the Senate blocked the idea this year, the House likely will renew a push in 2016 to let patients stay overnight at ambulatory-surgical centers and could again seek to open the door for longer-term recovery centers. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via Health News Florida.
The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud on Thursday announced multiple arrests related to a large-scale personal injury protection fraud scheme spanning across Central Florida. Cindy Barth reports for the Orlando Business Journal.
Despite sharp criticism from a Florida congresswoman that it would disenfranchise black voters, the Florida House is moving ahead with a substantial overhaul of the state’s 27 congressional districts. Gary Fineout reports for the Associated Press.
- Senator proposes big changes to Tampa Bay area Congressional districts
- How redistricting Special Session could end if the Florida House and Senate pass different maps
In the past century, more than 1,880 square miles of Louisiana land has turned into open water an area nearly the size of Delaware. And the loss continues unabated, with an estimated 17 square miles disappearing on average each year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Associated Press reports via Advisen.com.
Investigators says technology known as scanner boxes can override keyless entry systems now popular on vehicles. These small, handheld devices can be used to pop some factory-made electronic locks in seconds, allowing thieves to get into the vehicle and steal personal items left inside, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Insurance Journal reports.
The owner of a Baton Rouge body shop said insurance company State Farm is pushing him to use after-market parts on cars it repairs under their policies, which he says could potentially void drivers’ warranties and depreciate cars’ values, according to WAFB. The New Orleans Times-Picayune notes the story.
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