Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, March 15
Mar 15, 2012
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(CANCELED) 10:00 a.m.–The Florida Surplus Lines Service Office National Clearinghouse Committee is scheduled. To view the meeting notice, click here.
An analysis shows that about half of the nation’s 3.7 million people who are at risk of more frequent coastal flooding live in Florida, according to the Times report.
- To access the New York Times article, click here.
The insurance industry’s wish list for the 2012 session was industrywide but just two issues deep: Limiting third-party “bad faith” lawsuits against insurance companies and changing the state’s no-fault system, known as personal injury protection, or PIP, which has been riddled by fraud for more than two decades.
With tremendous changes already in the pipeline, it may not have been surprising that Florida lawmakers this year showed restraint when it came to health care.
It might have been the most expensive quorum call in the history of the Florida Legislature.
Legislators shouldn’t have to completely revamp the map of new Senate districts rejected by the Supreme Court as the head of the Florida Democratic Party contends, the president of the Florida Senate said Wednesday.
Florida’s overhaul of the Medicaid system likely will take longer than expected, with some beneficiaries not enrolled in HMOs or other types of managed-care plans until 2015, according to a revised state timeline.
- Feds question Florida’s Medicaid privatization plans
- Blog: Clocking ticking for governor to sign controversial Medicaid legislation
Yesterday, the federal government released guidelines that would allow states the flexibility to create a blueprint for their mandated health insurance exchanges.
Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and representatives of police chiefs and sheriffs associations said Wednesday that 2011 legislation and funding that targeted prescription drug “pill mills” is showing signs of success.
State Representative Greg Steube, R-Bradenton, has been excused from the Florida Legislature’s special session this week because he’s getting married this weekend.
This past summer Governor Rick Scott mapped out his vision for Florida’s future transportation plans, calling for more funding for seaports and new tolls to pay for new roads or the expansion of existing highways.
Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham and Nathaniel P. Reed of Hobe Sound were among the speakers in November during an environmental rally outside the Capitol.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said soon after the start of the legislative session that when it came to energy issues, he planned to “under-promise and over-deliver.”
J.D. Alexander will resign March 31 as president and chief executive officer of Atlanticblue Group, a family-owned land management company in Lake Wales, the company announced late Wednesday.
Close to four years after the New York Department of Insurance proposed its disclosure rule for producer compensation, a risk-management association and an independent-agents group remain at odds over the implications of Regulation 194, issuing dueling statements over its impact.
New Orleans area parishes and others hit hard by hurricanes Katrina and Rita should be able continue to use an expedited process to award public works contracts, according to a bill approved Wednesday by a Louisiana Senate committee.
Mississippi’s Monticello and Lawrence County have achieved new fire insurance ratings.
At a time when businesses have taken on traditional government tasks, from running schools to space launches, North Carolina’s Supreme Court is being asked to decide what tasks a municipality can perform and still remain protected from lawsuits.
The California Supreme Court ruled that a public school district may be vicariously liable for the negligent hiring, retention and supervision of a guidance counselor who allegedly sexually abused a student.
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