Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, January 7
Jan 7, 2013
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Florida’s state-backed property insurer and state regulators have cleared the path for the insurer to begin issuing a new HO-8 policy by limiting it to low-value older homes, addressing concerns that the policies’ low rates could lead to a potential influx of policies into the insurer.
Governor Rick Scott wants to attract new property insurers to the Florida market to help drive down premiums, but new companies are hard to come by despite seven straight years without a hurricane.
Florida Today recently ran an article about property insurance rates going up, even though there are no recent storms causing such a need.
Authorities shut down yet another clinic specializing in bogus treatment. What will stricter guidelines portend for the flawed PIP system?
The first statewide study of red light cameras in Florida shows that drivers in Sarasota and Bradenton were hit with a total of 20,000 citations.
Weldon Malveau, 37, was arrested last summer after fleeing police in a Porsche and getting pulled over 11 hours later in a Monte Carlo.
In Florida, the insurance industry never gives; it just takes. The Florida Legislature must be less giving.
Florida regulators are demanding that a brain-injury treatment center with patients from across the U.S. prove that it’s financially viable, as the facility seeks bankruptcy protection.
Several Southwest Florida hospitals may be making resolutions to improve medical care because Medicare is changing reimbursement to reflect which hospitals perform well against those that aren’t.
The brutal political fight over mandatory sick time for workers in Orange County is about to move to Tallahassee, as two Central Florida lawmakers want to block locally driven efforts supporting the idea.
Hispanic market-focused insurance agency network Confie Seguros said it has acquired three insurance brokerages in Florida that will strengthen the company’s operations in that state.
Nashville’s Wade & Egbert Insurance Partners has been purchased by Florida-based AssuredPartners.
You may already know your taxes are going up this year, even if you’re not in the top 2 percent of money makers.
It was startling news for a state that gains about 3 million residents each decade.
Conceding that “we got our teeth kicked in” last year, Republican Party of Florida leaders began a 22-month countdown to the 2014 elections Saturday with a vow to shake a political “stigma” of blind opposition to President Barack Obama — while not retreating from a principled opposition to Obama Administration policies.
Deputy Majority Leader and Whip of the Florida House, Representative Dana Young, announced that Brian Logan has joined her team as Staff Director.
Hours after Representative Patrick Murphy officially took office, Biden performed his own ceremonial swearing-in for Murphy.
Reinsurance pricing at January 1, 2013 was generally stable, with only loss-affected lines and regions experiencing volatility, according to a Guy Carpenter report.
Last year may not have measured up to 2011 in terms total damages or havoc wreaked, but the nearly dozen recorded billion-dollar weather related events still ranks as impressive.
New Jersey’s Superior Court has denied a medical group’s request for a stay of the new motor vehicle personal injury protection regulations last evening.
State Senator Jim Tracy officially announced Wednesday that he will run for the congressional seat held by fellow Republican U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais, saying the embattled lawmaker has deceived his constituents and needs to be replaced with a more trustworthy representative.
“Burke’s Law,” a monthly column featured on www.claimsjournal.com, recently reviewed the South Dakota Supreme Court’s decision in Wheeler v. Farmers Mut. Ins. Co. of Neb., 2012 S.D. 83.
Fire marks are lead or copper signs that during the 18th through early 20th centuries were affixed to the exterior of buildings and embossed with the logo of their insurance carrier.
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