Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Friday, September 4, 2015.

Sep 4, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

Citizens defends proposed rate hike to consumer advocate

The chief risk officer for Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance has sent a letter to the state insurance consumer advocate defending a proposed rate hike under review by the Office of Insurance Regulation, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Sun-Sentinel.


Tampa airport limo drivers want Uber, Lyft on level playing field

Limousine company officials queued up inside Tampa International Airport on Thursday to complain bitterly that rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are cutting into their business there and operating illegally curbside.  Yvette C. Hammett reports for the Tampa Tribune.


Orange County among Florida leaders for life insurance payouts

A recent study by SmartAsset ranked the counties that were benefiting the most from life insurance payouts, and Orange County came in among the top 10.  Cindy Barth reports for the Orlando Business Journal.


Florida Awarded $9.9M In 2016 Navigator Grants

Seven Floridians organizations were awarded $9.95 million to help with the third year of enrollment on the federal marketplace.  Daylina Miller reports for Health News Florida.


Florida ranked No. 10 among states with “best-funded” state pensions

Florida has tied with Iowa for having the 10th-best-funded state pension system in the country, according to a recent report by Employee Benefit Adviser. notes the ranking.


MetLife Sells Miramar Office Portfolio for $82 Million

Extending a string of large dispositions in South Florida, insurance giant MetLife has sold four office buildings in Miramar for $82 million.  Eleazar David Melendez reports for the Daily Business Review.


Legislators apologize throughout Florida for Session “dysfunction”

While leaders of the Florida House and Senate continue to clash publicly over redistricting, many rank-and-file legislators are making appearances around the state bearing a red-faced message to voters.  John Kennedy reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Insurance Industry Groups Press NAIC On “Bill of Rights”

Advocates for consumers and trade groups representing financial advisors have called on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to edit and recast a proposed “Consumer Cybersecurity Bill of Rights.”  Cyril Tuohy reports for




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