Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, August 21, 2015

Aug 21, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

NCCI Proposes Florida Workers Compensation Rate Decrease

Based upon its review of the most recent data available, the NCCI has proposed an overall average Florida workers’ compensation rate level decrease of 1.9 percent, Donovan Brown reports on


A House push for recovery care centers instead of added coverage

Legislation that would expand the role of ambulatory surgical centers and clear the path for “recovery care centers” to operate in Florida was released from bill drafting on Thursday.  Christine Jordan Sexton reports for


Florida’s congressional map remains in limbo near deadline

The Florida Legislature is still divided over how to follow a court order to redraw congressional districts. Legislators are supposed to end their special session today, the Associated Press reports via


Governor Scott blasts legislators after $85M Enterprise Florida request trimmed to $53M

Governor Rick Scott picked a new battle Thursday with his fellow Republicans, blasting legislators for cutting his request for $85 million to attract jobs to Florida next year.  Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet reports via the Bradenton Herald.


Prosecutors amend California Uber lawsuit to include background check failures

California prosecutors have amended a complaint against popular ride-sharing service Uber to include poorly managed background checks that permitted drivers with convicted murder and sex crimes to drive for the company, the Guardian Web reports via


Texas Extends Deadline in Windstorm Insurance Board Search

The Texas Department of Insurance advised today, August 181, 2015, that the deadline for applications for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Board of Directors has been extended to September 1, 2015, reports.




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