Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, August 19

Aug 19, 2011


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.


Daily Insurance-Related News


Miami Court favors adjuster accused of gouging on hurricane claims

A Miami-Dade Circuit Court has shot down attempts to form a class action against a North Bay Village-based public adjuster accused of overcharging on supplemental hurricane claims.


Universal Insurance Enters Georgia Homeowners Market

Georgia residents will soon have another choice when it comes to purchasing homeowners insurance.


One more year on the road for no-fault auto insurance

As criticism mounts against the state’s no-fault auto insurance law one leading House Republican says legislators should give personal injury protection one more shot before it is eliminated.


National Council on Compensation Insurance Asks for 8.9 Percent Rate Hike for Florida’s Workers’ Compensation

Florida’s workers’ compensation rates may go up 8.9 percent on Jan. 1, 2012.


Blog:  State Senator Negron says he’s open to changes in his Medicaid plan

State Senator Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said he is open to changes in the Medicaid overhaul he helped craft this past spring as the state and the Obama administration continue to hammer out differences it has over a waiver the state needs to move forward with the program.


Hospitals fight for state funds for low-income emergency patients

Whether you have low-income health insurance or no insurance at all, hospitals can’t turn you away if you have an emergency.


How can Florida doctors survive in an HMO world?

State Representative Darren Soto and Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Liz Dudek will host meeting at the Florida Hospital in Orlando to discuss how Medicaid changes impact their practices.


Local gun rules coming off the books

The worry is that someone upset about not getting a building permit could walk into a municipal building and whip out a gun to show their displeasure.


Redistricting may push some Florida lawmakers out of their districts

New rules approved in November were designed to take the politics out of the once-a-decade chore of redrawing Florida’s political lines.


District 1 Senate seat up for grabs

Residents living in Florida Senate district 1 being vacated by Senator Tony Hill, have until August 22 to make sure they are registered if they want to vote in a special election September 20, according to Volusia County Supervisor of Election Ann McFall.


Governor Rick Scott’s original transition e-mails were accidentally deleted, state now says

The email accounts of Rick Scott and most of the governor-elect’s transition team were deleted soon after he took office, potentially erasing public records that state law requires be kept.


State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale backs Huntsman for president

State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale picked the right horse back in the 2008 Republican presidential primary race when she got behind John McCain long before he emerged as a front-runner.


Local officials ask legislators for a ‘breather’ on new state mandates

The requests were varied, but in many cases the refrain was the same – let the dust settle in 2012.


Governor Scott shuts down shooting of ‘Lockup’ reality show at Florida prison

More than a week after they began filming at a Panhandle prison, Governor Rick Scott has sent MSNBC’s Lockup crew packing.




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