Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, November 13, 2015
Nov 13, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
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.
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.
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.
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 FloridaToday.com.
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.
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.
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.
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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