Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, November 5

Nov 5, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Insurance-Related News

Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink to Speak In Fort Lauderdale Today at Public Adjusters’ Conference

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.


Astronomical insurance? This man fought back

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.


Dealing with Sandy damage? Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate offers advice

With people in the New York metropolitan area still suffering from the effects of Sandy, Floridians are empathetic.


Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Sheds Almost 150,000 Policies in October

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.


New York Times Blog:  Democrats Sue to Extend Florida’s Early Voting

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.


The Florida Current’s Campaign Roundup:  Finish Line

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.


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, lawmakers agree on foreclosure settlement spending

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.


Florida’s public counsel sees threat in Florida Power & Light rate-case settlement

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.


Editorial:  Regulate parasail operators

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.


Insurance Companies Rethink Business After Sandy

Superstorm Sandy capped what’s been a pretty impressive couple of years for U.S. natural disasters.


Controversy Over Hurricane Deductibles May Just Be Beginning

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.


Wind v. Water Damage:  Forensic Meteorology’s Role in Post Sandy Claims

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.


Ron C. Henderson Named Louisiana Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Advocacy in Louisiana

Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon announced that Ron C. Henderson has been appointed Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Advocacy for the Louisiana Department of Insurance.


Texas Declares “War on Hail” with Mitigation Symposium

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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