Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, November 5
Nov 5, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters is proud to welcome Florida’s former CFO Alex Sink as Keynote Speaker for its End of the Year Conference.
Whatever effect, if any, that Hurricane Sandy may eventually have on Florida insurance bills, premiums are already spiking for Fred Goetz and hundreds of thousands of his fellow residents.
With people in the New York metropolitan area still suffering from the effects of Sandy, Floridians are empathetic.
Officials at the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. say nearly 150,000 of its policyholders have been assumed by five smaller insurers in October as the state-backed Citizens’ continues to shed policies in its downsizing efforts.
In a state where legal action often goes hand in hand with presidential elections, the Florida Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit early Sunday to force the state government to extend early voting hours in South Florida.
Four days left until Election Day, and 3.5 million votes have already been cast in Florida, a high-profile Senate race gets a Holocaust controversy and a Central Florida House race gets nasty.
- The Florida Current’s Campaign Profile: Democrats hope to pick up South Florida House seat
- The Florida Current’s Campaign Profile: Ex-Representative Frank Farkas-Democrat Dwight Dudley waging “a dogfight”
Lawmakers pledge to spend most of Florida’s direct payment on housing measures, but two-thirds of the payment won’t hit the market until next year.
J.R. Kelly has served since 2007 as public counsel in the Florida Office of Public Counsel. Among its functions, the office challenges rate hikes sought by electric utilities regulated by the state Public Service Commission.
The Broward County Marine Advisory Committee has delivered a pretty callous message to the families of people who’ve died at the hands of irresponsible or inexperienced parasail operators.
Superstorm Sandy capped what’s been a pretty impressive couple of years for U.S. natural disasters.
When the National Hurricane Center declared Sandy a “post-tropical storm” just before it made landfall, a lot of homeowners across New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Maryland may have saved a lot of money.
- Hurricane Deductibles Won’t Apply for Sandy in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, D.C.
- New Jersey insurance regulator: Count on us, count on insurers after Sandy
- New Jersey Governor Christie signs order prohibiting insurance companies from imposing high deductibles
- Insurance process begins in Connecticut
- Five questions with Maryland Insurance Commissioner Therese M. Goldsmith
Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy (formerly known as Hurricane Sandy) made landfall over Atlantic City, N.J. at 8:00 p.m. EDT on October 29, 2012 with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour.
Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced that Ron C. Henderson has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Advocacy for the Louisiana Department of Insurance.
The Texas Department of Insurance is declaring “War on Hail” with a symposium to be held in Irving on November 27.
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