Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, June 24
Jun 24, 2011
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1:30 p.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) Information Systems Advisory Committee meeting. To view the meeting notice, click here.
The United States and Florida Constitutions give everybody the rights to due process under law and a jury trial.
When Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma hit in 2005, all that was left of homes along the Gulf Coast for miles were slabs of concrete.
Governor Rick Scott appointed Tim H. Holladay chairman of the Florida Elections Commission on Thursday.
Yesterday, Assurant Specialty, a unit of Assurant Inc. has announced its comprehensive catastrophe reinsurance program so as to shield itself from losses in 2011 that looms ahead as an above-average hurricane season.
State officials have quietly pulled the plug on a consumer-friendly website that was the sole resource for homeowners comparison shopping for the best property insurance rates.
Keeping his promise to make sure Florida is no longer the only state in America that does not require government employees to contribute to their pensions, Governor Rick Scott today signed Senate Bill 2100, pension reform legislation that will save taxpayers and participating employers $2 billion next year.
Associated Industries of Florida has named state Representative Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange) as one of 18 legislators to win its “Champion for Business” award.
Ravaged by flames, Miss Kaitlyn still fatally leans to starboard in shallow waters off Rockledge Drive, exposing the gaping hole in her hull.
One week after the state wrapped up the requisite public meetings on a new Medicaid overhaul the Senate Minority Leader sent a letter to the federal government asking that it reject the waivers the state needs to make it all happen.
Governor Rick Scott cleared another milestone as chief executive Thursday — vetoing his first legislative bill.
Coal is “on the table” as Governor Scott plans to develop a legislative package by September, a spokesman for the governor said.
The Florida Department of Transportation is accepting applications from public and private entities interested in developing transportation projects in the state.
Students at the state’s 11 public universities will pay an average of $500 more per year for tuition beginning this fall.
The Supreme Court on Thursday handed drug companies two significant victories, one limiting suits from people injured by generic drugs and the other striking down a law that banned some commercial uses of prescription data.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Thursday that it was seeking public comment on how much regulation to impose on consumer finance companies like debt collectors, check-cashing agencies and consumer credit companies.
NCOIL President Rep. George Keiser (ND) last month applied to be one of fifteen national insurance experts selected to serve on a new Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance.
Rates will go down, starting Aug. 1, for most policyholders of the Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association, the insurer of last resort for property in most of Mobile and Baldwin counties.
New York lawmakers have sent to the governor a commercial deregulation bill that allows insurers to go to market with some policies before regulatory approval.
In the area of homeowners insurance, U.S. carriers spend about $190 million dollars a year on inspection programs to support risk management of new and renewal business.
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