Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, February 4
Feb 4, 2013
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(CANCELED) 11:00 a.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors meeting. Agenda includes discussion of the 2013 Finance Plan, including risk transfer and pre-event financing. Teleconference: 888-942-8686; conference code: 5743735657#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Florida lawmakers are planning next week to release a draft version of a property insurance reform bill.
The report from the Office of Insurance Regulation says Citizens Property Insurance Corp. should bring its vendor contracting and travel spending policies in line with state policies.
Ah, Florida. The sun. The sand. The insurance bills bigger than whole countries pay, including India and Russia.
Citizens Insurance is a hard company to like, but if its leaders are to be believed, Floridians are about to see it take a more “moderate” approach to hiking premiums and slashing coverage, even as it helps create a more competitive insurance marketplace.
There have been almost 34 times as many reported sinkholes in Hernando County between 2005 and 2012.
More than a million Florida homeowners are reaching deeper into their pockets to pay for Citizens Property Insurance.
The Herald-Tribune has published several articles relating to Citizens Property Insurance and its ongoing battle to raise rates and to shed clients. But there has been shamefully very little written about what could be done to reverse premium increases.
When Candy Sargent’s teenage son was involved in a fender bender recently, she learned that if she wanted the accident report quickly, it would cost her.
Former state Senator Durell Peaden has been chosen as the new chairman of Florida Health Choices, which is planned as a new online marketplace for people to shop for health coverage.
The Republican senator from Altamonte Springs said the argument is compelling to use other people’s money to pay the cost of health insurance for 900,000 Floridians.
Governor Rick Scott proposed a health-care budget Thursday that would trim payments to hospitals and carry out some parts of the federal Affordable Care Act – but he did not take a position on whether the state should go along with a major expansion of the Medicaid program.
Senator Jack Latvala, the head of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, told the Herald/Times that he can’t support a House plan to eliminate one class of political committees and raise campaign contribution limits to $10,000 per election because it will exacerbate the arms race of money in politics without sufficient reforms.
- Blog: Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford says Florida Senator Jack Latvala ‘posturing’ over Committees of Continued Existence
Florida Legislators write the laws but they also write the exemptions. Until now, that has included providing the public the list of legislative salaries and their contracts.
A work group has officially recommended that Florida do away with its “Communication Services Tax” and replace the $1.5 billion in revenue by raising the state’s sales tax from 6-percent to 6.34 percent.
Beverly Douglas, 64, is not a physician. But she can do some of their work.
In a major ruling offering a definitive settlement to a long-standing constitutional question, the Florida Supreme Court announced Thursday that it has ruled unanimously in favor of the Legislature, not the state university system’s Board of Governor, as the body established to set tuition policy.
While releasing a proposed education and business friendly $74.2 billion budget — derided by critics as smacking of “pre-election year gimmicks” — the group backing Governor Rick Scott’s 2014 re-election has posted that $1.27 million was added to its coffers in January.
Two incumbents and two newcomers have filed papers this week to run for House seats in 2014, according to the state Division of Elections website.
Former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer wants to call several high profile witnesses in his criminal trial, including former Governor Charlie Crist and several former legislative leaders, recaps the News Service of Florida.
California is continuing its efforts to reduce the cost of forced-place insurance, pressuring QBE Insurance Corporation to reduce its rates by 35 percent effective March 15.
President Barack Obama has signed into law a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims.
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