Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, August 29
Aug 29, 2011
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10:00 a.m.–Florida Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services. Proposed Rule Hearing; 10:00 a.m. Repeal is proposed for Rule 69B-125.004, which relates to credit report use and disclosure in consideration of insurance applications, since it is duplicative of Rule 69O-125.004, which is administered by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. To view the hearing notice, click here.
2:00 p.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association. Investment Committee meeting; 2:00 p.m. Agenda includes a discussion on the impact of recent rating agency downgrades. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Florida’s state-run insurers can’t cover their liabilities, and all Americans may end up paying as a result.
Hurricane Irene is sparing Florida as it heads up the U.S. East Coast this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the danger is over for the Sunshine State or taxpayers across the country.
The focus of Senator Flores’ town hall meeting will be homeowners insurance laws.
Residents will get one more chance next month to formally air their concerns regarding the huge rate hike proposed by Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
While Florida requires drivers to maintain insurance the Insurance Research Council says 24 percent of Florida drivers don’t have it.
Michael J. McNerney admitted having a role in a massive viatical Ponzi scheme
A well-known Fort Lauderdale lawyer was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in what federal authorities have described as a sprawling Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors worldwide out of more than $800 million.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam named Congressional policy veteran Patrick Sheehan to serve as director of the Office of Energy and Robin Safley, a regular on the “The Usual Suspects” television political talk show, to head up school nutrition programs.
State Senator Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, has been one of the toughest critics of county commissioners in the region over his 11 years in the Florida Legislature.
Thieves have cast 33 miles of Interstate 95 into darkness in Palm Beach County by yanking out the underground copper wire needed to power the overhead lighting.
Emails from former Rick Scott campaign manager Susie Wiles show that former Governor Jeb Bush was disappointed that Scott fired the mother of an Army soldier who had just been killed in Afghanistan as well as others who worked in the governor’s office.
Eight weeks after Steve MacNamara was announced as Governor Rick Scott’s chief of staff, a copy of the new organizational chart inside the state’s most powerful political office has been posted online.
Senate Budget Chairman J.D. Alexander is hoping lawmakers face an easier budget year when they return to Tallahassee in January to craft a spending plan for 2012-13.
The group tasked with improving Alabama’s insurance market will invite input from citizens Monday evening in Mobile.
Commissioner Donelon is pleased to announce that Fitch Ratings has upgraded to A- from BBB the rating of the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation $576,965,000 assessment revenue bonds, series 2006B.
Laura L. Schupbach was named the new head of Wells Fargo Insurance Services to replace David Zuercher who is retiring at the end of this year.
Homeowners on tight budgets should prepare for another financial strain: Higher insurance bills.
As Hurricane Irene bears down on the East Coast, news stations bombard our televisions with constant updates from the National Hurricane Center.
The official candidate of liberty wants to go back to the good old days of (non-existent) federal disaster response.
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