Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, January 10
Jan 10, 2013
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9:30 a.m.–Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Proposed Rule Hearing
- Proposed amendments to Rule 69O-170.0155 would update and revise Form OIR-B1-1809, “Health Care Provider Certification of Eligibility,” for Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) benefits to reflect statutory revisions as the result of HB 119. The changes are technical in nature. To view the hearing notice, click here.
- Proposed amendments to Rule 69O-176.013 would finalize Emergency Rule changes to Form OIR-B1-1149, “Notification of Personal Injury Protection Benefits,” in accordance with statutory revisions resulting from HB 119. Form OIR-B1-1149 now reflects that PIP benefits are allocated for emergency medical treatment and a flat $5,000 death benefit. The Form was also amended to incorporate technical edits regarding fraud reporting and billing disclosures. To view the hearing notice, click here.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made clear in his state of the state address that years of New Jersey residents helping Florida and other states recover from disasters demands reciprocity.
There’s one unpleasant and unavoidable fact underlying the seemingly endless debate about how to fix state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corporation: Many policyholders are paying dramatically insufficient insurance rates that don’t cover the true risk on their homes.
United Insurance Holdings Corp, a property and casualty insurance holding company, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, United Property & Casualty Insurance Company, assumed 15,133 policies from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the State of Florida’s primary residual market property insurance entity.
In Florida, patients on workers compensation can receive their prescription medications directly from a doctor instead of going to a pharmacy.
- Florida Medical Association Makes Its Presence Felt in Round One of Session’s Drug Dispensing Battle
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater wants Floridians to start searching through the 61,271 new unclaimed property accounts.
Florida’s agency managing the Medicaid program has released a new bottom-dollar cost estimate for President Obama’s Medicaid expansion – reversing course from recent weeks when it maintained the cost to Florida taxpayers could be $25.8 billion over the next decade.
Hospitals that serve Florida’s neediest patients stand to lose the most under a new system for how the state doles out Medicaid dollars.
Lawmakers and health-care industry representatives meet in Orlando this week for two-day conference.
Governor Rick Scott wants to zero out the production increase requirement for the sales tax exemption on industrial equipment, hoping to boost employment in the manufacturing sector.
Oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster would have killed coral reefs in the Florida Keys if the plume had reached that far south, especially when mixed with the dispersant Corexit 9500, according to new study published Wednesday.
A bill that would allow Floridians to enter “domestic partnerships” resembling marriages was filed Wednesday by Senator Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, in an apparent effort to extend at least some marital benefits to same-sex couples
Amid heavy criticism, insurer rejects ex-CEO Greenberg’s bid to have it join lawsuit against government over its own bailout.
Liberty Mutual, one of the largest insurance companies in the country, plans to phase out its regional brands this year, including Peerless Insurance in the Northeast, so it can focus on using the Liberty Mutual brand nationwide.
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