Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, March 14
Mar 14, 2014
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Caps placed on how much money people can receive in cases where a doctor’s mistakes led to a patient’s death were declared unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brendan Farrington reports via SaintPetersBlog.com.
To the relief of thousands of Florida homebuyers and property owners, a steep increase in flood insurance rates will be scaled back under legislation that cleared Congress on Thursday, William Gibson reports from the Sun-Sentinel’s Washington Bureau.
One day after the House inserted a provision restricting the “assignment of benefits” – where a homeowner signs over the benefits of an insurance claim to a contractor to make fixes to a home, usually in the case of an emergency like a pipe burst or leak – into a bill aimed at informing consumers of their rights regarding insurance claims, the Senate struck the provision from its version of the bill, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty announced the appointment of Rich Robleto to serve as Life and Health Deputy Commissioner and Harvey Bennett to serve as Communications Director for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Insurance News Net reports.
Senator Greg Evers predicted that a plan to overhaul the mammoth Florida Retirement System would pass the “same day it snows” in Miami, The Florida Current’s Arek Sarkissian reports.
Both the House and Senate on Thursday moved to adopt nearly all of the vehicle and driver’s license fee reductions called for by Governor Rick Scott in his budget request, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
With their bill to suspend Florida’s new education benchmarks stalled in the Legislature, opponents of the Common Core State Standards are pursuing a new strategy, Kathleen McGrory reports for the Tampa Bay Times.
State Representative Ben Albritton and his wife, Missy, move their family to Tallahassee for every session, Bill Rufty reports for the Lakeland Ledger.
U.S. and Japan Establish Bilateral Insurance Dialogue, the NAIC reports.
In a letter to U.S. members of the Steering Committee of the Financial Stability Board, the NAIC requested support for strengthening U.S. participation on the board by allowing regulatory input and expertise in discussions that impact U.S. insurance markets and policyholders.
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