Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, January 4
Jan 4, 2013
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2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.–Florida Division of Administrative Hearings Rule Development Workshop; Video teleconferencing available in various locations. Proposed amendments to Rule 60Q-6.123, entitled “Procedural Rules for Adjudication of Workers’ Compensation Claims,” would strike unnecessary language intended for removal in an October 2012 revision of the Rule pursuant to s.440.45, F.S. To view the Workshop notice, click here.
Crashes are down across Florida at intersections equipped with red-light cameras, according to a new state report.
Florida spent nearly $17 million fighting Medicaid fraud in a 12-month period ending June 30 and had a net recovery of $50 million.
The state prison system announced Thursday the signing of a $48 million contract to privatize health-care services for inmates in nine institutions across South Florida, affecting about 400 state job positions.
State law enforcement officials have pledged to continue the Statewide Drug Strike Force even though funding authority for the strike force ran out on Tuesday.
As tough choices loom with the federal Affordable Care Act, Politico takes a look at how the Sunshine State, along with Idaho, Arizona, Arkansas and Maine, have dealt with preparations to implement the law.
In a drab, cramped conference room in South Florida, a 45-year-old single mother is fighting with the state to secure in-home nursing care for her severely disabled daughter – while the 10-year-old fights for her life.
Lois Frankel, the former mayor of sunny West Palm Beach, had to buy her first pair of winter boots in decades.
A circuit court judge’s ruling in a Palm Beach County case is fueling a push for legislation to address referendum challenges to local government land-use decisions.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that since 1999, more than 170 U.S. law enforcement officers died and thousands more were injured in crashes because they were struck by motorists who would not get out of officers’ way while they worked roadside situations.
The number of sex offenders registering with police has risen four times faster than Florida’s population, but state and federal law enforcement agencies have dramatically cut the number who get away, says a new legislative study of rules imposed since the rape and murder of a little girl horrified the state in 2005.
The Florida Legislature has identified elections, ethics and higher education as top priorities in 2013, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Florida’s economy is expected to kick off the new year by growing at the fastest pace in seven years, according to a Federal Reserve index released Thursday.
Homeowners in the coastal South are pushing back against insurers they say are charging too much for hurricane coverage, even as the damage from superstorm Sandy is costing the industry billions of dollars in the Northeast.
The House vote Friday on aid to Superstorm Sandy victims will only be for raising the cap on the National Flood Insurance Program’s borrowing authority.
The Ohio law firm that won $42.8 million award for a former Nationwide agent is preparing a class action against the insurer.
Premium on policies reported to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas in 2012 totaled more than $4 billion, a record volume SLSOT reported.
The Oklahoma Insurance Department is mourning the loss of former Deputy Insurance Commissioner Horace Rhodes.
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