Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Monday, September 19
Sep 19, 2011
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2011-2012 Florida Legislative Interim Committee Meetings begin.
Florida Senators Garrett Richter and Chris Smith will remain as Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance, the Office of Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos advised on September 16, 2011, as part his overall announcement of 2011-2012 Florida Senate Committee and Subcommittee members.
The statistical date for peak hurricane season activity, September 10, occurred just over a week ago.
First of all, the state of Florida has no business being in the insurance business, which should be left to private enterprise.
Universal Insurance Holdings of North America, the company that consolidated its U.S. headquarters in the region last year, has named a new president.
Florida homeowners remain stuck in termite season. But there may be another problem threatening your property and pocketbook as much as wood-eating pests – an insurance policy that doesn’t cover damage caused by them.
If you’re in a car accident in Florida, the chances are nearly 1 in 4 that the other driver doesn’t have the insurance to cover your injuries, according to new national study.
With fewer accidents on the roads thanks to red-light cameras, shouldn’t drivers’ insurance rates go down?
Pinellas County Commissioners continue to grapple with the financial solvency of a failing EMS system. Ultimately, it will take complete cooperation by 18 cities and fire districts.
Florida’s main health care agency said Friday that if lawmakers push ahead with deep budget cuts there will be a need to cut high-profile safety net programs.
Several Northwest Florida residents will take part Monday in celebrating Don Gaetz’s designation as Senate president for the 2013-14 legislative sessions.
Blocked from running as a Democrat, Nancy Argenziano says she will challenge U.S. Representative Steve Southerland, R-Tallahassee, as a member of the Independent Party.
Florida’s jobless rate remained flat in August at 10.7 percent, with leisure and hospitality posting the largest year-over-year job gains of any sector.
Florida could lose half its delegates to the Republican Party convention in Tampa if the state decides to hold its primary before March 6.
Casino operators across the country are waiting on a key court ruling that could determine how hard it will be to crack the Florida market, even as lawmakers prepare to return to Tallahassee to ponder how much gaming should be allowed in the Sunshine State.
Senator Greg Evers, R-Crestview, filed SB 238 on Wednesday to repeal a requirement in state law for gasoline to have 10 percent ethanol.
More than one month after Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi sought the assistance of fellow Republican and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater to probe the abrupt firings of two top attorneys fighting foreclosure fraud, questions continue to dog the circumstances surrounding their ouster.
Introducing U.S. Representative C.W. Bill Young at a Pinellas County GOP fundraiser a few minutes ago, state Senatore Jack Latvala appeared to say that Young intends to run for re-election.
State Insurance commissioners are preparing some stern words of advice for members of Congress who are trying to reduce the federal budget deficit: Don’t touch Medicare supplemental insurance.
The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that Steadfast Insurance Co. has no obligation to defend and indemnify Arlington, Virginai-based energy corporation AES Corp. in a climate change suit.
Missouri homeowners hit by damaging storms now have stronger protections in place under two new state laws that recently went into effect, insurance regulators announced. The laws allow insurance companies to better serve hard-hit areas and protect consumers against unscrupulous repair contractors.
Richard Savino has been elected president of Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc.
The Labor Department is signing agreements to share information with nine states and the Internal Revenue Service as it gets more aggressive in its program to crack down on businesses that cheat workers out of their hard-earned wages.
Some school districts around the country that still offer behind-the-wheel drivers’ education to teens may be putting them at risk in unsafe cars.
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