Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, November 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

Florida insurers asked to huddle on flood insurance

Florida property insurers are being invited to a December  9  gathering in St. Petersburg designed to help more of them explore offering flood insurance, an area dominated by the federal government’s program, the Palm Beach Post’s Charles Elmore reports via the “Protecting Your Pocket” blog.


Florida Issues Final Order for NCCI to Decrease Workers’ Comp Rates by 4.7%

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved an overall decrease of 4.7 percent in workers’ compensation insurance rates in Florida. Following the disapproval of its original rate filing request, the National Council on Compensation Insurance submitted additional information for the OIR’s consideration, Insurance Journal reports.


Florida Joins International Information Exchange Agreement

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has joined as the 55th jurisdiction internationally to be admitted as a signatory to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding, Insurance Journal reports.


Melbourne levels playing field for Uber, taxis, limos

Rather than changing with the times, Melbourne’s licensed taxi, limousine and shuttle companies are relying on government to keep regulatory barriers high and protect their businesses from app-based competitors like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, City Hall officials believe.  Rick Neal reports for


Florida Senate throws a curve in redistricting, but trial looks likely

Florida Senate leaders threw a curve Thursday in the upcoming courtroom fight over drawing district boundaries for the chamber – asking a judge to appoint an outside expert to craft the plan.  The Palm Beach Post’s John Kennedy reports via the “Post on Politics” blog.


Five Questions for Jack Latvala

Since his return to the state Senate five years ago, Jack Latvala hasn’t shied away from controversy.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via the Tampa Bay Times.


Why Presidential Candidates May Pass on Florida’s Primary

Florida’s win­ner-take-all rule means that, un­less a cam­paign has a reas­on­able chance of com­ing in first in the bal­lot­ing, every dol­lar and every hour of campaign staff time spent on Flor­ida will likely go to waste.  S.V. Date reports for the National Journal.


Florida Hunt Kills 38 Mother Bears

Among the dead in Florida’s recent bear hunt included 38 mother bears, whose bodies showed evidence of milk production, indicating the hunt left behind orphaned cubs, the Sun-Sentinel reports.




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