Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, September 10
Sep 10, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board members voted Friday to move forward with a plan to use surplus funds to lend up to $350 million to private companies that take over their policies, but not before the plan was criticized as “corporate welfare” by one of the state-run company’s biggest detractors.
Prompted by public criticism over pricey hotels and high-end meals, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will roll back executive travel privileges and adhere to federal government expense guidelines for reimbursement, the company’s CEO announced Friday as part of a wider effort to restore confidence in the state-backed insurer.
Before Tropical Storm Isaac hit Collier County as an overblown rainstorm, law enforcement officers prepared for the worst.
Wind patterns in the atmosphere have shielded Florida from every hurricane that has formed for nearly seven years.
Less than two years after a new Florida law imposed tougher regulations on the sale of annuities to older investors, state officials say consumer complaints and enforcement actions triggered by dubious marketing practices have fallen, an indication the law may be having its intended effect.
Bonnie Sorensen, director of the Volusia County Health Department, is taking the lead in controlling the Duval County tuberculosis outbreak.
Having to fill prescriptions is a necessary evil for hospital patients when they get discharged, but some Southwest Florida hospitals can make that chore go away.
For Governor Rick Scott and the Republican Legislature, the issues in a $2 billion public-pension lawsuit heard by the Florida Supreme Court on Friday are a legal thicket of union collective-bargaining rights and of political power to set state budgets in tough economic times.
The search for a new Florida Education Commissioner is on a fast track, but the search firm hired to screen potential candidates may ask for more time
Governor Rick Scott will be touring schools across Florida to talk to teachers, students and parents about improving education.
The Republican Party of Florida has locked in $2 million worth of television advertising time for Senate candidate Dorothy Hukill, in what will be one of the most expensive legislative races in Florida this fall.
Some political experts are having a tough time assessing Florida’s U.S. Senate race.
Losses from Hurricane Isaac will not be as severe as they were from Hurricane Gustav for Louisiana residents, says the state’s insurance commissioner.
The Answer Spot addresses post-Hurricane Katrina questions.
Texas investigators have opened a criminal probe into how State Farm handled what may turn out to be thousands of insurance claims from Gulf Coast homeowners involving damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008, officials said.
Nearly four years after Hurricane Ike made landfall near Galveston Island, coastal residents are still filing claims and hundreds of lawsuits.
Gaurav D. Garg will join Mercer effective 12 September as Region Leader, Growth Markets, incorporating Mercer’s businesses in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, where Mercer presently has operations in 20 countries, it was announced today by Julio A. Portalatin, Mercer President and CEO.
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