Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dec 17, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

Barred from selling Obamacare plans, Miami insurer to lay off employees

A Coral Gables-based health insurance company and dozens of its employees are the latest casualties of a Republican-led legislative gambit in 2014 to undermine the Affordable Care Act – a maneuver for which presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has taken credit on the campaign trail.  The Miami Herald’s Daniel Chang reports.


Florida’s Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Licensed in New Hampshire

Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company received a certificate of authority from the New Hampshire Insurance Department approving the company as a licensed insurance entity in New Hampshire, Insurance Journal reports.


Tom Terfinko to Retire from Florida Surplus Lines Service Office

Florida Surplus Lines Service Office announced today that Assistant Director of Agent and Insurer Services Tom Terfinko will retire effective December 31, 2015.


Cape Coral Mayor appointed to Florida Municipal Insurance Trust Board

Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki has been appointed to the board of trustees for the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust, the Cape Coral Breeze reports.


Senate gets rare good news in redistricting trial

A Leon County courtroom played host Wednesday to a rare moment in the more than three-year redistricting battle over the state’s political lines:  a legal win for the state Senate.   Matt Dixon reports for


Local legislators pitch way to get tough with sober home industry

In a new effort to rein in unsavory players in the largely unregulated sober home industry, two local lawmakers are moving to ban patient brokering, urine testing kickbacks and other dubious practices associated with the county’s booming sober home industry.  Pat Beall reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Bill filed to protect students from online marketing

A state senator has filed legislation to protect Florida’s K-12 students from websites that mine personal information online.  Jim Rosica reports for 


Talley Named Captive Program Manager at Missouri Insurance Department

The Missouri Department of Insurance has appointed John Talley as its new Captive Program Manager, Insurance Journal reports.


Wisconsin Insurance Regulators Implement Electronic Filing Tool

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners announced the State Based Systems implementation for Wisconsin, making it the 29th state to license SBS, Insurance Journal reports.




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