Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, July 22
Jul 22, 2011
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Regulators dug Thursday into the proposed sale of Florida’s largest medical-malpractice insurer, with supporters saying the deal won’t threaten competition in the market.
Cracking down on automobile insurance fraud and strengthening the property insurance market will help consumers in the long run and be at the top of her priority list, the state’s newest insurance consumer advocate said Thursday.
Just in time for the worst of hurricane season, Florida’s state-run property insurer fattened its financial cushion with one of the nation’s biggest municipal-bond offerings so far this year.
As a recognized industry leader providing Financial Stability Ratings for the Property & Casualty insurance industry, Demotech, Inc. has released the Florida Quarterly Review – 1st Quarter 2011 at the request of reinsurance brokers, regulators, agents, consumers, lenders and the Florida domiciled property writers themselves.
A large sinkhole has been swallowing downtown Leesburg and many neighbors said they are concerned.
Summary: St. Johns County Fire Station 15 has opened, which should mean better response times and lower insurance rates in the U.S. 1 North corridor.
Florida drivers are helping the Sunshine State rake in millions and might not even know about it, a Miami television station reports.
Governor Rick Scott called for a review of government operated or taxpayer funded hospitals around the state.
The JMH Health Plan, the insurance wing of the Jackson Health System, has become a huge money-loser that must be fixed quickly, board members were told Thursday.
Bureau began Thursday to ‘take over enforcement of all major consumer laws’
Representatives from the Consumer Federation of the Southeast and Florida Public Interest Research Group announced Thursday in Tallahassee the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to stand up for the American people and hold Wall Street accountable for its actions.
Governor Rick Scott’s office has tweaked its public-records cost structure, a move that in practice should reduce the charges for documents.
Lawmakers next week take the discussion of how to redesign the states political map to one of the areas most in need of updating to account for demographic change and the area probably most closely watched because of its current political competitiveness.
Former Florida House Speaker Allan Bense is considering entering the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, after numerous “very high-profile” Republicans urged him to in the wake of Mike Haridopolos quitting the race.
State economists are skipping their summer estimate of Florida’s general revenue.
The Florida Parole Commission says that roughly 11 percent of ex-felons who had their civil rights restored wound up back in prison or under state supervision.
The Florida Attorney general’s office released a cutting statement Thursday criticizing the work of two former state foreclosure fraud investigators after a week of national attention paid to the duo’s forced resignations.
Dean or Interim Dean at Florida State University since 1991, Donald Weidner has been a successful fundraiser and skilled navigator of Florida’s choppy political waters, at the same time presiding over some of the best faculty.
The implementation deadline for the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act has arrived.
- As Surplus-Lines Law Takes Effect, States Still Unprepared
- Nevada Joins Multistate Insurance Tax Sharing Plan
Legislative measures passed during the special session of the 82nd Legislature that impact the insurance industry in Texas have been signed by the governor.
Eleanor Kitzman, a former director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance, has been appointed insurance commissioner in Texas.
A $750 million Louisiana hurricane recovery program that doles out money for home elevations is being criticized for ineffective management and monitoring by the state agencies that oversee it.
The Financial Services Authority has fined Willis Ltd. nearly £6.9 million ($11.1 million) for failings in its anti-bribery and anti-corruption systems and controls, the financial regulator said Thursday.
In this report by the Heartland Institute, researchers ask two basic questions about property and casualty insurance products: How free are consumers to choose the property and casualty insurance products they want?
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