Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Friday, January 06, 2017
Jan 6, 2017
Hundreds of barely regulated Sober Homes have proliferated in Palm Beach and Broward Counties over the past decade. Many are tied into very lucrative Addiction-Treatment Programs eligible for Medical Insurance Coverage
According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff alleges that in 2014 he was injured in a Workplace Accident that should have qualified him for Insurance Benefits. Wadi Reformado reports for the Florida Record.
The measure, HB 6009, would strip from State Law an Exemption Added in 2000 that allows Motorcycle Drivers and Riders to go Helmet-Less as long as they are over the age of 21 and have “at least $10,000 in Medical Benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a crash while operating or riding on a motorcycle.” Kristina Webb reports for the Palm Beach Post.
WPLG Local 10 first reported on the dangers that the Express Lanes have created as drivers move in and out of lanes and leave Law Enforcement little room to offer Citations.
According to Preliminary Numbers Released by the State, 204 Crashes last year were caused by drivers not obeying the Move Over Law — a 36 percent increase from 2015, Kristina Webb reports for the Palm Beach Post.
As Florida Lawmakers prepare to Renew their Debate over Red-Light Cameras, a new report from State Highway Officials shows an increase in vehicle collisions at intersections with the traffic-control devices. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Lloyd Dunkelberger reports via SayfieReview.com.
Authorities in Florida say three Pinellas County school buses crashed on the first day back from winter break, though no students were injured, Insurance Journal reports.
Governor Rick Scott’s Proposal to spend $5.8 Billion to beef up State Counterterrorism drew a joint Endorsement Thursday from the Florida League of Cities and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. Scott Powers reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
Bloomberg reported Thursday that a source said Bondi will take a Job in the Trump Administration, but Bondi’s Office would not confirm it. Politico Florida’s Daniel Ducassi reports.
An ongoing TCPalm Investigation found the Donors — predominantly Real Estate and Development Companies, Business Owners and Political Action Committees — have contributed $120,000 to Local Campaigns since 2015 — half of it through the Loophole. Lucas Deprile reports for TCPalm.com.
McRaith, a Former Director of the Illinois Insurance Department, was named to the FIO Post by President Obama in March 2011, Insurance Journal reports.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will appoint Jennifer Hammer as Head of the Illinois Department of Insurance to replace Anne Melissa Dowling, who is returning to the Private Sector, Insurance Journal reports.
Reinsurance pricing continued trending downward at the January 1, 2017 Renewal — across most classes of Business and Geographies, but the pace of that decline is slowing, according to Guy Carpenter & Co. Insurance Journal reports.
Two Texas Lawmakers want to tighten Public Records Laws to make it harder for Governments and the Companies they do business with to keep Financial Information secret. The Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
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