Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, December 8
Dec 8, 2011
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- Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
- Daily Florida Insurance-Related Bills Filed for 2012
- Daily Insurance-Related News
(CANCELED) 10:00 a.m.–Florida Surplus Lines Service Office National Clearinghouse Committee meeting. To view the meeting notice, click here.
SB 1190 Relating to Insurance Premium Taxes by Senator Alan Hays
SB 1190 would exempt contributions to surplus that are collected from its policyholders by a mutual property and casualty insurance company domiciled in Florida from insurance premium taxes under certain circumstances. Effective Date: July 1, 2012
HB 941 Relating to Commercial Lines Insurance Policies by State Representative Doug Holder
HB 941 would authorize an insurer to transfer a commercial lines policy under certain circumstances. The bill provides construction. Effective Date: July 1, 2012
Senators Mike Fasano and Garrett Richter sparred over their ideas about how best to deal with Florida’s homeowners insurance problem, much as they did in this year’s session.
A proposal to allow surplus lines insurers to take policies out of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation passed its first committee Tuesday, but not before lengthy and pointed exchanges between supporters and vocal industry critic Senator Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey.
Governor Rick Scott wants to know why residents of Florida should continue to subsidize property insurance for ritzy homes built in high-risk areas.
Independent agents in Florida are concerned that an appointment contract offered by a Florida homeowners insurer that recently assumed thousands of policies from another company could result in a loss of those clients.
For years Florida has been on the precipice of disaster because of the risks posed by the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund.
State leaders and regulators are relying on faulty data to develop legislation to fight automobile insurance fraud, according to a study released this week by the Florida Consumer Action Network.
A plan to make changes to personal injury protection insurance inched forward Wednesday as committees in both the House and Senate took testimony but no votes on bills backers say are needed to lower costs in a fraud-riddled system, reports Michael Peltier of the News Service of Florida.
Masked men were in the state Capitol Wednesday concealing their identities because they investigate the fastest growing insurance fraud in the state.
Despite a majority contingent of speakers testifying on behalf of dispensing physicians, HB 511 — a bill limiting how much dispensing physicians can charge for their repackaged drugs — sailed through the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee on Wednesday.
A Naples insurance agent who took money from homeowners and businesses for bogus insurance policies while free on bail for the same crime was given a chance Wednesday to avoid a hefty state prison term – Pay up.
About 800,000 people may be forced out of the state’s Medicaid program if they must pay the $10 per month premium proposed by the Florida Legislature last spring, according to a report released today.
Dogs and cats. Oil and water. Gators and winning. All are things that don’t mix, but perhaps none repel one another like physicians and trial lawyers.
Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday unveiled a $66.4 billion budget proposal for Florida that would propose cuts in nearly every area of state government to free up money for K-12 education.
A legal challenge to a Florida law requiring drug testing of welfare applicants now is a class action case
The challenge to the health care overhaul relies in part on the story of a Panama City business owner who closed her auto-repair shop in August and filed for bankruptcy the next month.
Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, has some work to do before the hyped casino resort bill she’s sponsoring will make it through its first Senate committee.
There is no knowledge or evidence that Iranian arms dealers are laundering money through banks chartered in Florida.
Auto repair shops are stepping up their efforts against insurance companies, which they argue are controlling their prices by steering customers toward preferred businesses that do their bidding.
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