Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report–Friday, October 10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


2:00 p.m.–Florida Insurance Guaranty Association Finance and Audit Committee meeting.  Tallahassee, Florida.  To view the meeting notice, click here.



    Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


    Workers With Stolen IDs Targeted in Florida Workers’ Comp Case

    Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater touted the arrests of more than 100 immigrant agriculture workers last July as an effort to crack down on the costly problem of workers’ compensation fraud.  Laura Wides Munoz reports for


    Judge:  State of Florida not liable for legal fees of redistricting plaintiffs

    A Leon County circuit judge said Thursday the state is not required to pay the attorneys’ fees of voting-rights groups and individual voters who successfully challenged a 2012 congressional redistricting plan, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Orlando Sentinel.


    Florida Ranks Last In Unemployment Benefits Payment

    Unpaid unemployment claims keep mounting in Florida, which now ranks last in the nation at providing timely relief for jobless workers, Michael Van Sickler reports for the Tampa Bay Times.


    Libertarian Wyllie sues to get into Florida governor debate

    With Florida’s gubernatorial debates getting underway, Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie on Thursday filed a lawsuit to try to get included in a televised debate next week in Broward County, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Orlando Sentinel.


    GOP a No-Show at Florida NAACP Convention

    Despite much lip service from both parties about minority-voter outreach, no Republican candidates agreed to appear at this weekend’s NAACP Convention, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders and Dara Kam report via


    Senators Take Sides in Florida Governor’s Race

    Two Florida politicians best known for their time in the U.S. Senate — former U.S. Senator Connie Mack, R-Fla., and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla. — went to bat for their candidates in the hotly contested gubernatorial race on Tuesday.   Kevin Derby reports for


    CFO Atwater faces challenge from public finances veteran

    The race for Florida Chief Financial Officer is between incumbent Republican Jeff Atwater, the former banking executive and Florida Senate president, and Democratic challenger Will Rankin – businessman, Army vet and former Ohio State Treasury official, Tampa Tribune’s James Rosica reports.


    In Rickety Boats, Cuban Migrants Again Flee to U.S.

    Not since the rafter crisis of 1994 has the United States received so many Cuban migrants, Frances Robles reports for the New York Times.


    SIFI Designations Aren’t Meant to Last Forever

    The Financial Stability Oversight Council has never outlined the steps that institutions need to take to remove their SIFI designation, Paul Kupiec points out in American Banker magazine.


    Washington Commissioner Disciplines Insurers, Producers

    Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler recently disciplined several insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations, Insurance Journal reports.



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