Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, April 17
Apr 17, 2014
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Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty issued a memo to insurance companies last week reminding them to waive deductibles for crime victims, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
Two of the country’s top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards, Associated Press’ Jennifer Kay reports via the Tampa Tribune.
With less than three weeks left in the legislative session, Uber is making an aggressive push to get its priority bills across the finish line, Kathleen McGrory reports for the Tampa Tribune.
Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year’s legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is making a last-ditch effort to get it done, Tia Mitchell reports for the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.
The Bowden case is one of seven tobacco cases that Avera & Smith has tried under the precedents set by the 2006 Engel case decision in which the Florida Supreme Court established that tobacco companies had created a defective product and conspired to conceal information about the addictive and harmful nature of cigarettes, Carla Vianna reports for the Gainesville Sun.
The Missouri Department of Insurance appointed two veteran regulators to key leadership posts. Carrie Couch has been named the acting director of the Consumer Affairs Division and William Leung has joined the Division of Insurance Company Regulation as the life and health actuary, Insurance Journal reports.
The flood insurance market has a long way to go before it becomes viable for profit-driven carriers and investors, says Deloitte in its newest white paper. Karen Tallon reports for Insurance Journal.
Excluding the acts of children from homeowners’ insurance should not be allowed in Louisiana, argued state Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans. The state Senate Insurance Committee, despite the opposition of the insurance companies, agreed, advancing Murray’s Senate Bill 69 to the full Senate for consideration, The Advocate reports.
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