Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Monday, July 18, 2016
Jul 18, 2016
If David Altmaier’s first two months are any indication, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet were right to make Altmaier the State’s top Insurance Regulator, the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board writes.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has suspended from Office the Mayor of the Central Florida City of Tavares after he was charged with Insurance Fraud, the Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
Premiums are expected to rise by a lot for thousands of Floridians who have insurance to cover the cost of staying in a nursing home or assisted living facility, CBS-Miami reports.
State Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha’Ron James is seeking to file a friend-of-the-court brief in a constitutional fight about a new law that forces Life Insurers to take additional steps to determine if policyholders have died. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via WUSF.
Allstate Seeks Nearly 65 New Agency Owners in Florida This Year; Agency Owners Projected to Hire More Than 250 Sales Professionals.
Florida insurance agents are trying to bolster the industry’s track record in attracting college graduates by employing a new state law that aligns college courses with the state’s licensing requirements, Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor reports.
AssuredPartners, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Florida Insurance Specialists of Lake Mary, FL in conjunction with Challenge My Rate.com. FIS focuses on personal insurance and has a reputation for quick closings and a niche for high value homes.
The owner of Lightning RV Supply Company says he can’t believe the irony after his Southwest Florida Warehouse was destroyed by lightning, Insurance Journal reports.
Florida’s 99 Delegates to the Republican National Convention are the third-most of any State. They include Public Officials, Donors, Party Activists and various GOP Insiders. Other prominent State Leaders will attend the convention to network or participate in the ceremonies. Zac Anderson reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
With a population of more than 20 million, Florida is the country’s largest swing state. And its population is changing — thanks to Puerto Rico. Greg Allen reports for NPR.org.
Florida’s first legal harvest of marijuana is stored in multiple vacuum-packed, 441-gram bags in a freezer on the outskirts of Tallahassee. The Associated Press reports via FloridaPolitics.com.
The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida’s St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from political and economic decisions made over the past 140 years. The Associated Press reports via FloridaPolitics.com.
Local Bankers say the Market has gotten more competitive — as long as you’re in the pool of customers with good credit who meet higher Regulatory Standards. Jeff Harrington reports for the Tampa Bay Times.
The race for the 4th Judicial Circuit state attorney is one of the biggest local elections going on this year. But for many long-time political observers in Jacksonville, it is a unique race that hasn’t occurred before. Larry Hannan reports for the Florida Times-Union.
Insurers say the Index is too simplistic to truly measure affordability, Insurance Journal reports.
The Federal Government sued a homeowner for nearly $25 million on Thursday, contending his negligence sparked a 2013 fire in the mountains east of Los Angeles that forced 5,000 people from their homes. The Associated Press reports via CapitalPress.com.
Just because a person lives in the house does not mean he is an insured under the Homeowners’ or Personal Auto Policy, Insurance Journal’s Christopher Boggs explains.
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