Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, June 30
Jun 30, 2011
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9:00 a.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) Claims Committee meeting. Teleconference: 877-866-0039. To view the meeting notice, click here.
(CANCELED) 10:00 a.m.–Florida Surplus Lines Service Office National Clearinghouse Committee meeting. Agenda includes issues pertaining to the proposed national surplus lines tax clearinghouse. To view the meeting notice, click here.
1:00 p.m.–Citizens Actuarial and Underwriting Committee meeting. Teleconference: 877-865-3696. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has lined up another $900 million to help pay claims if a major hurricane hits Florida, reports the News Service of Florida.
The state’s Public Service Commission on Wednesday will discuss its search for a new executive director.
State and local firefighters are continuing to battle more than 200 fires throughout Florida, but recent rains have lowered the threat in much of the state.
From April 2010 through June 20, 2011 there were 82 domestic catastrophes. During this fourteen month period domestic insurers have protected consumers against catastrophe situations such as earthquakes, flooding, an oil spill, severe weather, tornados, tropical storms, seasonal storms, and wildfires.
Three insurance agency employees have been arrested in Florida for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in auto premiums.
The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a public hospital’s appeal of a $2 million malpractice verdict in the death of an infant.
The federal government has advised Florida Deputy Secretary for Medicaid Roberta Bradford that the state’s demonstration waiver will be approved until July 31. The letter says the feds look forward to working with state to finalize extension of the waiver
When Florida lawmakers approved a Medicaid overhaul last month, they decided almost all beneficiaries should enroll in HMOs or other types of managed-care plans.
When she thinks about how much care $35 million would buy, Mary Ellen Grant shudders. And then she gets angry.
To each side in the Citrus Memorial Health Systems oversight debate, the argument seems clear.
A Florida federal judge has struck down a provision of state campaign finance law that attempted to negate an advantage for millionaire candidates like Rick Scott by providing matching tax dollars to their opponents.
Wednesday’s announcement that state Sen. Don Gaetz will be the next Senate president wasn’t a real shocker for those who follow Florida politics.
The Florida Supreme Court considered Wednesday whether Gov. Rick Scott exceeded his authority in suspending state agency rule making.
Hustling to make a Friday deadline, state social service officials met Wednesday to map out and get last-minute public input on broad policy guidelines as Florida begins drug testing new applicants for welfare benefits, reports Michael Peltier of the News Service of Florida.
Florida will take another step into an era of declining expectations from its cash-strapped state government this week when the most austere in a series of tight annual budgets goes into effect.
Solantic, the urgent care chain founded by Gov. Rick Scott, said Wednesday it had completed the sale of its privately owned medical care centers to New York-based equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
Florida ranks 18 in nationwide CNBC analysis; state scores well for transportation and infrastructure and workforce but ranks poorly in education and regulatory/legal categories.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, viewed as a potential contender for governor, says he has no interest in running for governor in 2014 against incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. Scott’s low poll ratings have already fueled speculation that the governor could draw a primary challenger.
A task force in Tallahassee will explore ways of saving tax dollars by consolidating law enforcement agencies
After eliminating thousands of rank-and-file jobs from the state work force, Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature are turning their cost-cutting attention to a more politically sensitive area: law enforcement.
Florida’s beaches in 2010 were a little less clean than in 2009, according to an annual report that ranks beaches around the nation.
Signature Art Gallery Owner Mary Maida on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Leon County court, charging two state agencies with breach of contract for refusing to pay for photographs ordered for the new 1st DCA courthouse in Tallahassee.
Jeb Bush Jr., son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, recently launched Florida Hispanic Outreach, aka SunPAC; its mission is to “promote the core Conservative values of free enterprise, limited government and fiscal and personal responsibility, in Florida and throughout the United States.”
It took a special legislative session for them to agree, but Texas lawmakers have passed reform legislation for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.
Alternative reinsurance products Industry Loss Warranties are increasing in demand after a slowdown in catastrophe bond issuance left cash-rich investors wondering where to put their money.
Consumer advocates are questioning whether the Treasury Department should include an actuary as a member of the proposed Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, citing a potential conflict of interest, among other concerns.
About 500 people have contacted the Alabama Department of Insurance regarding April’s devastating tornadoes.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau in a recent report identified the 10 types of insurance policies that generate the most questionable claims-those insurers referred to the organization for additional review based on one or more potential indicators of fraud.
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