Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, December 5
Dec 5, 2011
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is acting on a suggestion from Governor Rick Scott and moving toward decisions designed to shrink the size of the state-backed insurer and a corresponding risk to taxpayers.
Republican legislators from Florida and a trade group for Bermuda insurers are renewing their concerns about the potential high cost of raising taxes on offshore insurers as a means of addressing budget deficit and debt concerns.
A Bay Area couple has filed a lawsuit against state-backed Citizens Insurance for breach of contract.
Florida hasn’t been hit by a hurricane in six years, but a long “hurricane tail” continues to lash the insurance industry, a new report shows.
This week marked the end of the hurricane season and six years without a direct hurricane hit in Florida.
More than a month after a fire knocked out their electricity, residents of a Sunset Point Road condo complex remain frustrated and in the dark.
At 83 years old, Gene Bachman believes he is a victim of fraud.
January is the new target date for final approval of the state’s Medicaid 1115 extension.
The recession of the past couple of years put more Florida residents into poverty and resulted in a decrease of median family income in much of the state, the U.S. Census Department reported Tuesday.
Senate Democrats published a video Thursday heavily criticizing Attorney General Pam Bondi’s handling of foreclosure fraud cases in the state.
A month after being sworn in, Republican Rick Scott unveiled his first budget proposal as Florida’s governor, a lean – and, some said, mean – blueprint that included wholesale layoffs and deep spending cuts.
State Senator Steve Oelrich told the Ocala Star Banner that he’ll run for Congress if preliminary changes to congressional districts remain in place.
The trial of the former chair of the Republican Party of Florida is set for next July.
With budget and redistricting drama sure to clog up the 2012 state lawmaking session, Representative William Snyder thinks the Florida Legislature’s best chance to enact immigration reform might have come and gone with his bill’s demise last May.
In a new email, District 3 candidate Mike Yost says that the state Senate’s proposal for Florida new congressional map fails to meet equal protection standards, specifically in the district for which he is campaigning.
State legislators have launched a bipartisan effort to combat Florida’s homelessness crisis, which garnered national attention this past weekend.
Former South Florida political power broker Alan Mendelsohn will be able to go back to his medical practice after serving a federal prison term for wire fraud conspiracy and other crimes, a state medical licensing board decided on Friday.
After failing to develop hard estimates on how the destination casino resort bills would affect Florida’s revenue, state economists decided to reconvene next week to arrive at a settled figure.
Opponents of gambling on quarter horse barrel racing in Florida won another preliminary legal victory Friday as the number of lawsuits and administrative complaints filed over the issue continues to grow.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ request for an exemption from the medical loss ratio provisions of the healthcare reform law for insurance agents has been rejected
A new insurance commissioner has allowed State Farm to charge higher rates and deductibles in Texas.
Most U.S. health insurers last year would have satisfied the much-disputed spending rules under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform, according to a new report by a congressional watchdog agency.
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