Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, March 21
Mar 21, 2011
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Florida’s 2011 Regular Legislative Session
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10:15 a.m.–Senate Committee on Community Affairs
- CS/SB 858 Relating to Agriculture (Reinsurance) by Senator Alan Hays
4:00 p.m.–House Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee
- HB 707 Relating to Agriculture (Reinsurance) by State Representative Steve Crisafulli
One of several insurance-related bills being mulled by Florida lawmakers would institute flex rating for some insurance lines.
Once again, Florida Keys residents and business owners need to monitor the Florida legislature in Tallahassee as a significant hurricane-related disruption to their lives is becoming more eminent — the prospect of the elimination of affordable windstorm insurance.
The Home Builders Association of West Florida will host a free breakfast meeting March 29 to discuss the new regulations on aluminum branch wiring and its effects on homeowners’ insurance.
Mary Pitman, Vero Beach Letter: Homeowners Insurance coverage applies to mailbox? What’s your mailbox worth? Apparently, mine is worth $13,070.
The Florida Senate has approved a bill that would change the apportionment of damages in product liability cases so that a judge or jury must consider the fault of all parties.
Florida’s economy is recovering from the worldwide economic crisis, but slower than the experts predicted only three months ago.
Despite sinkholes, hurricanes, high unemployment, and massive housing foreclosures, Florida still ranks among the country’s three top growth states, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
While Governor Rick Scott is pushing for changes to who pays for Florida’s retirement plan for state workers, he has kept people in charge of the pension fund – and the fund’s investment strategy – unchanged since taking office in January.
Florida courts are facing an unprecedented assault on their independence this year as state lawmakers are pushing more than a half-dozen measures that could weaken judicial power and could give the Legislature and governor more influence in selecting judges from the county courthouse
House springs new Medicaid drafts at Health and Human Services Committee meeting that shifts $125 million away from statutory teaching, rural and children’s hospitals.
The Florida Senate’s immigration-enforcement bill includes a provision that blames the federal government for failing to enforce immigration laws or enact reforms, and says that failure is taking a toll on state resources.
The Legislature enters its third week of the session at break-neck speed with several major pieces of legislation already headed to the floor, or in some cases already passed, reports the News Service of Florida.
With the cap in place, Shands would save millions on insurance premiums.
Insurance rates for 113,000 Louisiana homeowners will rise an average of 6.5 percent July 1 after the board of the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation narrowly approved the increase Friday.
New York investigators arrested 668 people accused of insurance fraud last year, including a Brooklyn woman arrested after a fist fight and a surgeon who made $3.5 million by billing for working more than 24 hours a day
Desperation, greed and the lack of common sense are possible reasons insurance fraudsters try to make a fast buck at the expense of others.
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