Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, November 18
Nov 18, 2013
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Paresh Patel was a semiretired tech guy in late 2006 when he decided to jump into something he admittedly knew nothing about: homeowners insurance, Tampa Bay Times’ Jeff Harrington reports.
Palm Beach Post’s Charles Elmore reports that Aaron Greenwood purchased a Florida home this year figuring the flood insurance premium was $4,397 a year.
A couple from Newfoundland and Labrador is entitled to make an insurance claim as passengers in a vehicle involved in an accident while they were vacationing in Florida, according to a Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador decision, TheTelegram.com reports.
Two Pasco County legislators with ties to leadership say they will push the Legislature in 2014 to pass a bill overhauling regulation of private water utilities, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
As the holiday shopping season approaches, unemployed workers in Florida seeking jobless benefits – many of whom are already experiencing delays stemming from a transition to a new computer system last month – could see additional, albeit comparatively minor, delays in December, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
Florida State Representative Jose Felix Diaz was recently named as a member of the board for the Energy Producing States Coalition. Diaz who chairs the Florida House’s Energy & Utilities Committee will be the first member of the EPSC from Florida, Peter Schorsch reports for SaintPetersBlog.com.
You probably won’t hear bankers humming “O Canada!” at any Southwest Florida bank branches — even though one Canadian bank has already established a Top 10 presence here and another is considered a likely candidate to move into the region, Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s John Hielscher reports.
Thousands of people across America are serving life sentences for relatively minor crimes. Of those, 270 are in Florida prisons, serving life after committing nonviolent crimes, Watchdog.org’s Marianela Toledo reports via SunshineStateNews.com.
The D.C. city government has named Chester A. McPherson as the new acting insurance commissioner, days after the former commissioner was fired following his statement against the White House’s administrative fix on cancelled insurance plans, Politico.com reports.
A Senate vote on legislation that would delay flood insurance premium increases for up to four years may take place next week, Arthur Postal reports for National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
With just five days remaining until liability insurance coverage for the Sorrento Police Department ends, officials in the Louisiana town are quickly running out of options to continue police protection for residents, Associated Press reports via Insurance Journal.
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