Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, September 14
Sep 14, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Two months ago when Barry Gilway took over as president of Florida’s state-run property insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corp., he quickly learned there would be no honeymoon period.
South Florida officials are cracking down on fraudulent insurance cards after seeing an increase in the region.
Florida counties disputing their backlogged Medicaid bills could have more time to work out an agreement with the state after a stipulation was filed in Leon County Circuit Court on Monday to abate the case until the end of the year.
More people took advantage of early voting in last month’s Florida primary than in any primary before it, despite Democratic fears that fewer days of early voting would suppress turnout.
In a partial victory for voter rights and immigrant groups, Florida residents who were mistakenly removed from the voter rolls this year because the state classified them as noncitizens will be returned to the rolls and allowed to vote in November.
Longshot Democrat Joshua Smith, 22, of Hudson dropped out of the race for Senate District 18, leaving Democrats until next Thursday to find a replacement candidate.
In the Florida Senate, every vote matters.
Florida’s Department of Children and Families furthered its legal push for drug-testing welfare applicants this week, asking for a federal judge to grant a motion of summary judgment in favor of the program.
More South Florida households are going without bank accounts, according to a federal study released Wednesday.
A state-run insurance company of last resort agreed Thursday to settle two remaining class-action lawsuits tied to claims handled after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The new federal agency charged with enforcing consumer finance laws is emerging as an ambitious sheriff, taking on companies for deceptive fees and marketing and unmoved by protests that its tactics go too far.
The latest estimate of U.S. insured losses from Hurricane Isaac falls between $1 billion and $2 billion, says Risk Management Solutions.
Warming surface waters are increasing tropical cyclone intensity, so why are we being so irresponsible?
The correlation between warming surface waters and tropical cyclone intensity has been scientifically verified.
When John Feeney, head of real estate debt at Henderson Global Investors, agreed to speak at a conference earlier this year, he was pressed to say how insurers would rescue Europe’s credit-starved property industry.
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