Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, June 27
Jun 27, 2013
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1:00 p.m.–Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Rule Development Workshop. Proposed Rule 5N-1.120 would relax Florida restrictions on security personnel from outside the state who provide emergency security services after a formal declaration of a state of emergency by Florida’s Governor or a federal agency. To view the workshop notice, click here.
Florida’s state-run insurance company moved to boost rates by nearly 7.5 percent Wednesday as part of an ongoing effort to drive more customers into the private market, reports Zac Anderson for the Lakeland Ledger.
The need for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to balance wind insurance rates with the reality of storm-hardened construction in Monroe County was highlighted with a Monday forum sponsored by the Key West Chamber of Commerce, reports Sean Kinney for KeysNet.com.
Beware of window film companies falsely advertising “hurricane protection,” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says, Palm Beach Post’s Eliot Kleinberg reports.
SaintPetersBlog.com provides a running compilation of reactions by Florida’s elected officials and politicians to yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
The Florida Department of Health cut $525,000 from its beach water testing program two years ago, leaving only an annual federal grant to pay for testing at beaches around the state, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
The chairman of the legislative Hispanic caucus Wednesday warned Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross that he’s hurting his team’s future dealings with state lawmakers by “recklessly attacking” members who didn’t support his $350 million plan for renovating the team’s stadium, Bill Cotterell reports.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board on Thursday will propose new rules for insurance accounting that seem likely to increase volatility in reported profits for many insurers and lower reported revenue for rapidly growing companies, the New York Times reports.
State Sen. Dan “Blade”Morrish has dropped his bid to become the next CEO of the state-run insurer of last resort, the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Insurance Journal reports.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy last week signed a bill that mandates the insurance department to set up a mediation program for claims disputes arising from catastrophic events. Any mediation costs will be borne by insurers, Insurance Journal reports.
Issues central to the insurance industry will be tackled as part of the ambitious three-pronged climate-change plan President Obama unveiled June 25, reports Arthur Postal for Insurance Journal.
U.S. Consul General Robert Settje told Insurance Day Summit Bermuda conference attenders that he wants to hear from the insurance and reinsurance industries about their ideas to build the Bermuda economy, reports Rebecca Zull for Royal Gazette.
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