Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, January 31
Jan 31, 2013
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3:00 p.m.–Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (“FMMJUA”) Compensation Committee meeting. Key West, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
3:30 p.m.–FMMJUA Audit Committee meeting. Key West, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
4:00 p.m.–FMMJUA Claims and Underwriting Committee meeting. Key West, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Top executives for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. pledged a more moderate approach Tuesday that includes avoiding lavish travel expenses and drastic policy changes that may frustrate homeowners.
While not declaring a solid caucus opposition, Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith said Wednesday that Democrats in the upper chamber will take a strong stand against plans to raise the cap on Citizens Property Insurance Corp. rates.
The pre-dawn traffic moved fast on Interstate 75 through Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park outside Gainesville.
The high-profile federal raid on a South Florida ophthalmologist’s office was more about potential Medicare fraud than about U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, a longtime friend of Dr. Salomon Melgen.
House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, on Wednesday said lawmakers will decide early in the coming session whether to expand Medicaid.
Florida House leaders unveiled what they hope will be behavior-changing campaign finance reform Wednesday, phasing out candidate-controlled political committees and ushering in stricter reporting deadlines, more contribution accountability and campaign contribution caps of $10,000 per election.
Strengthening ethics and campaign-finance laws and improving Florida’s universities are among the goals that Florida House and Senate leaders said Wednesday they’ve agreed to jointly pursue in the coming legislative session.
After three straight years of budget shortfalls, state economists have predicted a budget surplus for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
Since he was first elected as Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater has been advocating for reforms to the state contracting system, which spends more than $50 billion of taxpayer dollars annually.
You can gauge the start of spring in Tallahassee by the blooming of the azaleas and dogwoods.
Jacksonville-based Lender Processing Services will pay $120 million and tighten up its mortgage review process under a multi-state settlement announced Thursday.
Governor Rick Scott explained his proposed $1.2 billion increase in education funding Wednesday to a group of editors and reporters from across the state and said it ties directly into improving the economy and the outlook for jobs in Florida.
At the end of their terms, it’s unlikely that Senate President Don Gaetz and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford will be defined by their Obamacare response or their stewardship of the environment or their leadership on changes to Florida firearms laws.
Enterprise Florida, the state’s lead economic development entity will unveil Florida’s first-ever business brand following its board of directors meeting today.
Bermuda, the world’s leading domicile for captive insurers, will not apply Solvency II equivalency to the captive businesses domiciled there, announced the Bermuda Monetary Authority on Tuesday.
The images of homes devastated by hurricanes, tornadoes and severe wind storms is heartbreaking.
Auto insurers’ spending on marketing has increased substantially over the past 10 years, but a report by the consulting firm McKinsey questions whether the industry is spending too much to attract too few customers.
Unmetric, the social media benchmarking company, releases the results of its a new report detailing which insurance companies have done the best job establishing a meaningful presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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