Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, December 20
Dec 20, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
Florida’s quasi-governmental property insurer is resisting a statutory requirement that they start issuing an HO-8 policy due to a disagreement with regulators over rates and concerns that the policy’s reduced price could make it attractive to consumers despite the policy’s limited coverage.
Imperial Holdings agreed to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit against the company for $12 million, with most of that covered by insurance.
Confie Seguros, a personal lines provider serving Hispanic consumers, recently acquired four regional insurance brokerages in Florida and one in Nevada.
Florida’s minimum wage is going up by 12 cents per hour to $7.79 on Jan.1 due to an increase in the cost of living.
In a nation with a growing number of laws restricting voting practices, Florida stood as exhibit A in a hearing Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The governor said during a morning interview on CNN that the election law he signed in 2011 needs to be re-examined.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is dropping her effort to force a newspaper reporter to testify in a criminal case involving a former aide to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.
Lawyers for the Legislature asked a Leon County judge on Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit seeking to scrap the current districts for the Senate because the Florida Supreme Court had already rejected a challenge to the lines.
The legislation would make significant changes to the controversial law, including explicitly allowing police officers to detain those who claim the stand your ground defense, but it faces an uphill battle to get through the Legislature.
Florida is taking the first step toward making SunPass and E-ZPass, the dominant toll collection in the Northeast and Midwest, talk to each other.
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority said it will issue interim guidelines for national regulators and called for partial implementation of its planned European capital rules by 2014.
Texas workers’ compensation system regulators report that 56 insurance carriers have been deemed high performers in the system.
With 2013 just around the corner, a number of states are preparing to implement new insurance-related laws. Insurance Journal highlights some of the changes that will take place around the country.
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