Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, October 17
Oct 17, 2011
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10:00 a.m.–Florida Division of Insurance Agents and Agency Services (“IAAS”). Proposed Rule Hearing. Rule 69B-156.119, entitled “Application in Advertisement,” is being repealed because it is obsolete. Rules 69B-156.120 and 69B-156.121, entitled “Enforcement Procedures” and “Filing for Review,” are being repealed because they are duplicative of Rules 69O-156.120 and 69O-156.121, respectively. To view the hearing notice, click here.
11:00 a.m.–IAAS Proposed Rule Hearing. To view the hearing notice, click here. The following Rules are being repealed because they are obsolete:
- 69B-177.001: Salesmen Not to Imply Club is Insurance Company
- 69B-177.002: Persons Not Authorized to Solicit or Sell Insurance Unless Licensed as Insurance Agent
While many Central Floridians are getting ready to enjoy a beautiful weekend, some are still dealing with the affects of last weekend’s storms.
The guys who bought the “recycled” metal didn’t mind that it was stolen, and even made an enticing offer to the sellers: Tell us where we can snatch home air-conditioners, and we’ll pay you more.
Prosecutors in Florida have decided not to use alcohol breath-test results in about 100 current driving under the influence cases in Sarasota and Manatee counties after learning about problematic breath-test machines.
This is the seventh time the federal government has agreed to extend Florida’s sweeping Medicaid 1115 waiver.
After years of debate about privacy issues and deadly drug use, Florida doctors and pharmacists can start tapping into a state database today to check out patients’ prescription histories.
In a spartan, contemporary downtown office with black leather chairs and glistening metal and glass tables, A.K. Desai waxed on about the entrepreneurship of Henry Ford, the latest academic book he’s reading on health care reform, and where engineering fits in the future of Florida’s higher-education system.
Already complicated by election year politics, lawmakers return again this week in preparation for an election year special session now less than three months away.
Last week, Department of Economic Opportunity director Doug Darling told lawmakers that the state had awarded “millions of dollars” to companies in exchange for jobs that never happened, the Orlando Sentinel has found that such companies collected less that $24,000 from the state.
Officially, there are 3.5 million homes for sale nationwide.
Is casino gambling compatible with Central Florida’s family-oriented $28 billion tourism industry?
The race to fill Mike Fasano’s state Senate seat in 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most compelling in Pasco County, although it all depends on next year’s redistricting.
Say the race for the state Senate seat in Volusia County-dominated District 7 is the most competitive in Florida, and you won’t get much of an argument.
State Representative Ritch Workman has earned national notoriety for his idea to scrap a 22-year-old law that bans dwarf tossing in bars.
Voters have three candidates to choose from in the race for Mississippi Insurance Commissioner in the November 8 general election: Republican incumbent Commissioner Mike Chaney, Democrat Louis Fondren of Gautier, and Reform Party candidate Barbara Dale Washer.
Connecticut insurance regulators are working on revising hurricane deductible rules in the wake of tropical storm Irene.
Peter Levene, the outgoing chairman of Lloyd’s of London, said he believes the U.S. Treasury’s newly formed Federal Insurance Office will eventually become a national insurance regulator that would take over some duties from the states.
Legislation introduced that would place significant restrictions on domestic insurers that cede reinsurance to their foreign affiliates is being strongly opposed by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, which it says could ultimately impact capacity.
Brady Kelley, the new executive director of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, came over from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
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