Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jun 25, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.



    Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


    Citizens Property Insurance rates rising in South Florida; water claims blamed

    If not for higher water damage claims in South Florida, Citizens Property Insurance would have been able to reduce property insurance rates for most homeowners here, the Sun-Sentinel’s Ron Hurtibise reports.


    Florida appeals court tosses out key workers’ comp ruling

    A South Florida appeals court Wednesday overturned a circuit judge’s constitutional ruling that threatened a major underpinning of the state’s workers-compensation insurance system.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via Orlando Sentinel.


    Objection!  Health insurer dividends topping $400M spark Florida rebuff

    Florida regulators have objected to more than $400 million in dividends health insurers sought to pay parent companies out of state.  In some cases, regulators have blocked payments, records reviewed by The Palm Beach Post show.  Charles Elmore reports.


    No more pickups at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale airport, Uber tells drivers

    Uber drivers no longer will pick up passengers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, a withdrawal the company had hoped would keep Broward County from heading to court.  The Sun-Sentinel reports.


    Governor Rick Scott’s budget vetoes leave lawmakers reeling

    Lawmakers critical of Governor Rick Scott’s record number of vetoes say the cuts in state spending have real impact in Florida communities that now face loss of jobs and resources dependent on now-eliminated funding.  Tia Mitchell reports for the Florida Times-Union.


    Census data:  Florida growth last year driven by Hispanics

    Florida grew by more than 290,000 residents from July 2013 to July 2014.  More than 141,000 of those new residents were Hispanic, WFTV reports.


    Seminole Tribe:  We won’t close down blackjack at casinos

    The Seminole Tribe of Florida told Governor Rick Scott and other state officials on Wednesday that it will keep blackjack and other card games in place at its casinos despite the looming end of a deal the tribe inked five years ago.  The Associated Press’ Gary Fineout reports via




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