Capitol to CourtHouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.


Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida Lawmakers to Industry:  We Want YOU to Join State Flood Insurance Market

The Florida flood insurance market has become an expensive problem for homeowners, and it’s getting more expensive every year, according to lawmakers including Brandes and Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty.  Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor reports.


Florida judge approves new map for Florida Senate districts

A Florida circuit judge has approved a new map for the state’s 40 Senate districts that could shift control away from Republicans, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster reports for


Governor Rick Scott’s script for 2016

Talking points give a small amount of insight about how Governor Scott may handle issues in the near future, Gary Fineout writes on “The Fine Print” blog.


Mayor Says Uber to Stay in Pensacola

Uber drivers currently are working throughout the City of Pensacola and specifically at Pensacola International Airport under an agreement to allow them to do so for a term of four months, Will Isern reports for the Pensacola News Journal.


Florida Health Department sued over medical marijuana records

An open-government advocate is suing the Florida Department of Health, saying the agency is wrongfully withholding public records related to the state’s awarding of licenses to grow medical marijuana in the state.’s Jim Rosica reports.


New Florida water policy expected to flow in 2016 Session

Shortly after the 2016 Legislative Session goes through its opening rituals, the House and Senate will take up a statewide water-policy proposal more than two years in the making.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via 


Ohio Supreme Court Rules Consumer Laws Don’t Apply to Insurance Company Estimates

The Associated Press reports via the Akron Beacon Journal that the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a 1990 law specifically exempts dealings between insurers and customers from the definition of a consumer transaction.


Massachussets Consumer Comments Highlight Concerns Over Home Insurance Rates

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance recently published on its website written public comments that the Division has received in conjunction with its informational hearings on the state of the Massachusetts home insurance marketplace, Insurance Journal reports.


Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame Reveals 2015 Inductees

Blown up houses, staged wrecks and bogus spine surgeries were among the damage inflicted by nine convicted scammers newly selected to the Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame.  The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud reports via Insurance Journal.



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