Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Monday, March 07, 2016
Mar 7, 2016
A proposal led by Miami-Dade lawmakers to protect patients from receiving unexpected medical bills for out-of-network care — a goal that doctors, hospitals and health insurers all say they support — is in trouble in the Florida Legislature this week after a last-minute change that consumer advocates worry is undermining support for the legislation. The Miami Herald’s Dan Chang reports.
Physicians’ Assistants are being granted “full prescriptive authority,” which will allow them to write prescriptions for controlled substances. Legislation is wending its way through the Florida Legislature that would make the state the 49th to have the ability to write such prescriptions. Bruce Japsen reports for Forbes.
Florida legislators racing against the clock on Sunday reached important budget deals on everything from school construction to pay raises to state workers. The Associated Press reports via MyFox13.com.
- Budget conferees agree on general government, prison funding issues; bump state radios funds
- Record school funding takes a different path
The Florida Senate approved an alimony overhaul that would establish formulas for alimony payments and includes a controversial provision dealing with how much time children should spend with their divorced parents. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via SunshineStateNews.com.
In a historically partisan Congress, Florida’s representatives are a pretty partisan bunch, Ledge King writes for FloridaToday.com.
So if solar users are still connected to the utility grid, either to sell electricity back to the utility or other electricity users, or to receive backup power when solar can’t meet all their energy needs, are they getting a free ride on the backs of consumers who don’t use solar? William Levesque reports.
Now, through a public records request to a government employee in the “No Name” group, an email roster revealing 60 of the biggest names in local business — as well as some details of how the group conducts itself — has been released.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office is requesting that insurers voluntarily submit insurance data regarding their participation in the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, Insurance Journal reports.
The members of the Surplus Line Association of California have elected Chris Houska, Western region managing director of R-T Specialty LLC, chair of the SLA Board of Directors, Insurance Journal reports.
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