Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, April 12

Apr 12, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


(CANCELED) 10:00 a.m.–Florida Surplus Lines Service Office National Clearinghouse Committee meeting.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

1:00 p.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation  Actuarial and Underwriting Committee meeting.   Teleconference: (866) 361-7525; participant code:  8632017402#.  To view the meeting notice, click here.



    Daily Insurance-Related News


    Dolphin Tower insurance money cloaked in secrecy

    The Dolphin Tower condominium board has money in the bank from a January settlement with its insurance company.


    Good news for non-Citizens Property Insurance customers

    Florida is moving to shift the cost of paying big hurricane losses away from Floridians who do not have insurance through the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.


    United Automobile Insurance Company Turns Non-Standard Auto Data Into Competitive Advantage with Information Builders

    Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that United Automobile Insurance Company, a national provider of non-standard automobile insurance, is using the company’s holistic, end-to-end property and casualty insurance application to combine data from both its legacy and new systems, enabling better decision-making across the organization.


    Fitch Ratings:  Florida bond rating holds at AAA, but with negative outlook

    One of three major credit rating agencies reaffirmed Florida’s “AAA” credit rating on Wednesday, but kept its outlook listed as negative and listed a lawsuit challenging mandatory contributions to public employee retirement plans among events that could cloud the state’s fiscal standing.


    Blog:  Kevin Rader, insurance company owners among several newcomers turned in big Senate campaign fundraising numbers

    In a fundraising quarter in which incumbents were hampered by a prohibition on raising money during a legislative session, several newcomers turned in big Senate fundraising numbers, reports Dave Royse of the News Service of Florida.


    Blog:  Associated Industries releases voting records report, says most “business-friendly” House since ’08  

    Associated Industries of Florida today announced the release of its 2012 Voting Records Report – a comparison of state lawmakers’ votes on legislation impacting Florida’s businesses and employers to AIF’s 2012 legislative priorities.


    Groups on opposites of political spectrum issue legislative ratings

    Associated Industries of Florida said Wednesday that two-thirds of the House — all Republicans — ranked 95 percent or higher on its legislative scorecard.


    Farmers asks for Louisiana homeowners rate hike

    Farmers Insurance Exchange, one of the largest insurers of homes in Louisiana, has asked the Louisiana Department of Insurance for a statewide average rate increase of 39 percent, according to the Associated Press.


    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Drafts National Regulations on Forced-Place Insurance

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today drafted new national regulations governing forced-place insurance.



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