Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, July 22
Jul 22, 2013
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9:30 a.m.–Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Proposed Rule Hearing. Tallahassee, Florida. Rule 69O-142.022 would develop the “Notice of Estimated Premium Impacts from the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” required by CS/SB 1842, which amended s.627.410, F.S. The Notice will be required to be sent to all individual and small group non-grandfathered health plans or health maintenance organizations. To view the hearing notice, click here.
Florida recently joined a growing list of states that allow electronic proof of insurance via smartphones for motorists at traffic stops, Insurance Journal reports.
The heart of hurricane season is approaching, and for some homeowners the toughest part will be dealing with their insurance companies if they get hit, reports Kathleen Haughney for the Sun-Sentinel.
Many Florida independent insurance agencies are challenged to make money on the initial placement of the homeowners insurance policies, Insurance Journal reports.
Brevard County is considering a new approach to pay for repairs to beach dunes areas that protect homes from storm surges: having oceanfront homeowners chip in, Dave Berman reports for FloridaToday.com.
Dream Defenders, a statewide group of college students and young professionals that met Thursday night with Gov. Rick Scott, won’t be abandoned as they continue to push for a special session to end racial profiling, said Adora Obi Nweze, president of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP during a Friday rally at the Capitol, Michael Van Sickler reports for Tampa Bay Times.
The decision on whether to appoint state Rep. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, to finish the term of late Pasco tax collector Mike Olson can’t be an easy one for Gov. Rick Scott, reports Tampa Bay Times’ Political Editor Adam Smith.
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject a challenge to a new law aimed at reducing delays in carrying out the death penalty, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports in SaintPetersBlog.com.
The Republican Party of Florida is gearing up for a new campaign season and attacking Democratic candidates as public attention turns to the 2014 elections, writes Kevin Derby for SunshineStateNews.com.
Florida has long been known as a haven for scammers intent on stealing benefits of every kind – from food stamps to Medicaid. But state officials are striking back with a new program that relies on demographic data to weed out criminals, Laura Green reports for the Palm Beach Post.
The property/casualty insurance industry should not count on Congress reauthorizing the federal terrorism reinsurance program this year or in time for January renewals, according to a key insurance lobbyist working on the issue on Capitol Hill.
Public companies would be required to disclose how much more their chief executives are paid than rank-and-file workers under a rule to be proposed next month by U.S. securities regulators, according to two people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports in Insurance Journal.
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