Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, December 12
Dec 12, 2013
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9:00 a.m.–Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association meeting. Lake Mary, Florida. Review claims provider performance in claims handling. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Florida homeowners struggling with sky high property insurance premiums received a stark message from the insurance industry this year: Even in hugely profitable periods, the rate hikes just keep coming, Zac Anderson reports for Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Florida insurance agencies and agents have just a few days left to decide whether or not to agree to the state-backed property insurer’s new appointment guidelines, Michael Adams reports for Insurance Journal.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty announced Rebecca Matthews has been appointed chief of staff for the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation, Insurance Journal reports.
Democrats might not have much of a chance of picking up the Florida House in 2014 but the stakes are high in Hillsborough County where an intriguing primary contest is shaping up for the seat held currently by the term-limited Betty Reed, SunshineStateNews.com’s Jeff Henderson reports.
Senator Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, has an idea to help alleviate a physician shortage in Florida, The Florida Current’s James Call reports.
In a case stemming from a 1936 agreement about building a road in then-rural Pasco County, an appeals court Wednesday upheld a ruling that the state Department of Transportation should pay more than $500,000 to CSX Transportation, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via SunshineStateNews.com.
A key Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to defuse “a ticking time bomb” in local government pension plans with a complex formula for redistributing insurance premium tax revenue now reserved for improving retirement benefits for police officers and firefighters, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
A university scientist on Wednesday wanted to do more than just tell senators about the black muck wreaking environmental havoc in the Indian River Lagoon, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
The majority of sitting Florida state lawmakers appear set to coast to victory in 2014, if new campaign finance reports are anything to go by, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
A “Festivus” pole made of 16 beer cans took its place next to a “freedom from religion” banner Wednesday in the rotunda of the Florida Capitol, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
Most economists are upbeat about next year, but just what does that mean for insurance agents in 2014? Don Jergler reports for Insurance Journal.
The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” Reuters’ Michelle Conlin reports via Insurance
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