Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, October 24
Oct 24, 2011
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- Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
- Daily Florida Insurance-Related Bills Filed for 2012
- Daily Insurance-Related News
There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
SB 638 relating to (the repeal of) Florida Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Authority by Senator Alan Hays
SB 638 would repeal provisions relating to the Florida Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Authority. Effective Date: July 1, 2012
HB 4085 relating to Workers’ Compensation by State Representative Matt Caldwell
HB 4085 would abolish Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Administrator and delete an obsolete transitional requirement for certain policies of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association. Effective Date: July 1, 2012
HB 4087 relating to the Repeal of a Workers’ Compensation Independent Actuarial Peer Review Requirement by State Representative Ben Albritton
HB 4087 would repeals a provision of law relating to the duty of Financial Services Commission to contract for a periodic report regarding actuarial peer review and analysis of the ratemaking process of any licensed rating organization that makes rate filings for workers’ compensation insurance. Effective Date: July 1, 2012
You’re in good hands. Your insurer is on your side, because it’s like a good neighbor.
The Atlantic hurricane season is winding down without a disaster for Florida, but evidence continues to build that the state’s taxpayers will get walloped sooner or later.
Despite the sweeping Gulf of Mexico view from Tony and Kathy Zumbano’s ground-level kitchen – and the fact that a hurricane could pummel it with crashing 10-foot waves – the federal government does not consider their home a high flood risk.
Wherever there’s a hurricane, Tampa lawyer William F. “Chip” Merlin is there.
Florida-based homeowners’ insurance provider Security First Insurance Co. has received approval from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation to begin offering renters insurance in Florida.
Florida lawmaker seeks to modify Real ID requirements for driver’s licenses.
Data analyzed by a Florida State University suggests that government-run hospitals may more expensive to run, but some members of a commission created to study the issue want additional analysis done of the data.
On Thursday, the Senate Budget Committee heard the latest budget projections, which have it working with a shortfall of $2 billion.
The leisure and hospitality sector drove job gains but 977,000 Floridians remain unemployed.
Florida’s economic-development agency has paid $37.9 million to six companies for thousands of jobs that were never created and is now attempting to renegotiate their contracts in the hope of still saving some of them.
A statewide program established in 2009 to require mediation in residential foreclosure cases isn’t working and should be significantly changed, a panel set up by the Florida Supreme Court concluded Friday in a report that warns of another deluge of foreclosure cases.
Life for migrant farm workers in the United States, including in South Florida, has always been pretty slim pickings.
Facing a session that will start two months earlier than usual, lawmakers ramped up their fundraising efforts in the third quarter of this year, especially in the House.
The fight between the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the Florida Chamber of Commerce centers on how much sales tax online travel companies should pay for the rooms they sell in the state.
It is a lazy, rainy day in Tallahassee and Colin Au, the president of Genting Americas, has arrived in town on a mission – to meet with every one of the state’s 180 legislators to explain why Miami needs a “destination resort” with one of the world’s biggest casinos.
State lawmakers are again wading into the debate over Internet sweepstakes cafes, even as local officials weigh their own proposed ordinance to ban the facilities in Hillsborough County.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is retaining his elected post.
A Houston lawmaker on Friday called for an investigation of State Farm after homeowners alleged in a lawsuit that the insurer wrongfully denied more than 100,000 roof-related Hurricane Ike claims.
Insurance regulators in Arizona have seized the main subsidiary of private mortgage insurer PMI Group Inc., which will begin paying claims at just 50 percent.
The first Mexican truck bound for the U.S. interior crossed at the international bridge at Laredo, Texas, on Friday, carrying electronic equipment destined for suburban Dallas and fulfilling a controversial provision of the 1994 North American Free Trade Act.
The Justice Department is right to defend as essential the century-old ban on direct corporate contributions to political candidates for federal office.
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