Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, December 12
Dec 12, 2011
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Citizens Insurance customers believe they are overpaying by thousands to insure their property with policies that cover less.
Over the past dozen years, Florida has spent more than $33 million putting anchors under aging mobile homes to keep them from blowing away.
Florida lawmakers are considering allowing surplus lines carriers to participate in the depopulation programs of the state’s largest homeowner insurer in an effort to reduce its policyholder rolls.
Governor Rick Scott said he is concerned about Florida’s state-backed property insurer providing discounted coverage on new construction projects in high-risk areas.
The issue of personal injury protection insurance fraud was back before legislative committees in the Florida Capitol this week.
During their next legislative session in January, there is a chance state lawmakers could enact a ban on texting while driving.
New premiums and copay proposals for Florida Medicaid beneficiaries, including $100 for every non-emergency emergency room visit, are among the highest in the country and a new study warns it could cause hundreds of thousands to drop out because they can’t afford to pay them, according to a report released Wednesday by Georgetown University.
Former Republican state Senator Nancy Argenziano challenged a provision of Florida’s new election law that’s preventing her from running for Congress as a Democrat in a lawsuit filed Friday.
Governor Rick Scott wants tighter control over Florida’s 24 work force agencies, including Brevard workforce.
In response to criticisms from her fellow members of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee last week, Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, says she will significantly alter SB 710, the destination casino resort bill she’s sponsoring.
Louisiana has allowed its largest insurer of homes to raise its rates by an average 7.8 percent.
The Deptment of Health and Human Services on December 2 held firm on a final health system reform rule limiting health insurers’ use of premium dollars to pay administrative expenses, continuing to prohibit insurance broker fees from being excluded from the calculation.
When a paddlewheel dinner boat called the Crystal Queen sailed its maiden voyage in waters off the coast of Atlantic City in the early 1990s, the Coast Guard certified 153 passengers and crew members as a safe load.
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