Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Monday, February 06, 2017

Feb 6, 2017


Leaky Pipe Problems Pose Risk to Florida Homeowners Insurance

Florida’s Homeowners’ Insurance Landscape has been treated gently by Mother Nature in the last Decade, but the Industry sees demons approaching that are increasing the cost and reducing access to affordable Property Insurance, especially in South Florida.  The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports.


Time to Bring Florida Water Damage Claims Abuse Under Control

It is possible, or even likely, that Florida is at a critical juncture when it comes to dealing with Abuse of the Legal Right called “Assignment of Benefits,”, the Palm Beach Post Editorial Board writes.


Chasing Beach Funds: $50 Million For Coasts Just a Start

Seven months after a passing Tropical Storm Colin walloped Manasota Key’s Beach, Residents have banded together to rush construction of Seven New Sea Walls to hold back the Gulf of Mexico.  Ryan Mills and Eric Staats report for the Naples Daily News.


The Insurance Industry’s Image Problem and How They Can Fix It

The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Florida Insurance Summit held in Miami this week included a Panel with Journalists who cover Florida, Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor relates.


Greg Steube: Local Rental Rules Hurt The Economy

Opponents of Florida Senator Greg Steube’s Bill claim that Short-Term Rentals invite the potential for “Party Houses,” when justifying the Restrictions enacted by the Cities. carries his op-ed today.


Legislature to Hear This Week Bills Regulating Ridesharing Companies

Will 2017 finally be the year the State of Florida implements a Statewide Regulatory Framework for Ridesharing Companies Uber and Lyft to operate under?  Mitch Perry reports for


Florida Health Care Price Project Raises Conflict Concerns

Governor Rick Scott’s Pledge that Florida Residents deserve to know what they pay for Medical Care through a better State Website is generating national interest.  Liz Freeman reports for the Naples Daily News.


Florida Lawmakers to Look at Membership-Based Primary Care Model

What if you could pay for Access to Primary Care Physicians with a Flat Monthly Fee, similar to how you pay for Access to a Health Club?  Ron Hurtibise reports for the Sun-Sentinel.


Omnibus Gun Bill Broken Into Smaller Proposals


The Florida Legislature’s most ardent Gun Rights Supporter is reworking his strategy to Loosen Gun Regulations during the 2017 Session.  James Call reports for the Tallahassee Democrat.




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