Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, July 22

Jul 22, 2013


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


    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.



      Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


      Florida Among States Allowing Electronic Proof of Insurance

      Florida recently joined a growing list of states that allow electronic proof of insurance via smartphones for motorists at traffic stops, Insurance Journal reports.


      Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate group seeks to solve woes over insurance claims

      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.


      Florida Agents Challenged to Profit on Homeowners Business, Independent Agents Say

      Many Florida independent insurance agencies are challenged to make money on the initial placement of the homeowners insurance policies, Insurance Journal reports.


      Brevard County plans to ask homeowners to help pay for dune repairs

      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


      As vigil continues at Florida Capitol, protestors gain allies

      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.


      Mike Fasano not confident about Pasco tax collector appointment

      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.


      Florida Attorney General seeks dismissal challenge to new death penalty delay law

      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


      Florida GOP Gearing up for 2014 With New Staff

      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


      Florida deploys technology to weed out benefits scammers

      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.


      Insurance Industry Told Terrorism Backstop Won’t Be Renewed Until 2014

      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.


      Companies Must Disclose CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios Under Securities and Exchange Commission Proposal

      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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