Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, March 29

Mar 29, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

9:00 a.m.–Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Public Rate Hearing.  Amica Mutual Insurance Company has requested a 24.4 percent overall rate increase for its homeowners line of coverage.  The proposed rate increase would be effective May 1, 2012 for new business and renewal business and is not uniform.  To view the hearing notice, click here.

10:00 a.m.–Florida Agency for Health Care Administration State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council meeting.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

(CANCELED) 10:00 a.m. –Florida Surplus Lines Service Office National Clearinghouse Committee meeting.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

(CANCELED) 10:30 a.m.–Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council meeting,  State Board of Administration (Hermitage Conference Room, Room 116, 1801 Hermitage Blvd, Tallahassee).  Call-in:  1(888)808-6959; Conference code 4765251363



Daily Insurance-Related News


Florida’s building codes rated best in hurricane protection

Florida ranks highest among 18 hurricane-region states for building codes and their enforcement, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety says.


Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi front and center in fight against health care law

Blessed with sound bite sensibilities in an all-male scrum of long-winded gray suits, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi stood out in Washington this week as the unofficial spokeswoman for the 26 states that challenged the health care law to the Supreme Court.


Florida must pay for autism therapy for poor kids, judge says

Florida health care regulators have left autistic children from impoverished families at risk of “irreversible” harm by refusing to pay for a critical therapy that can help them lead more normal lives, a Miami federal judge has ruled.


Florida Governor Scott signs jobs package with business tax breaks

Governor Rick Scott signed four bills Wednesday he dubbed his “jobs package” that is designed to help drive down the unemployment rate.


Florida Supreme Court accepts public pension case

A divided court announced Wednesday that it will hear a challenge of a law passed last year that requires public employees to contribute 3 percent of their paychecks to their retirement.


Florida Governor Scott taps Department of Children and Families chief for new cost-cutting role

Governor Rick Scott announced Wednesday that he is tapping current Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins for a new role focused on streamlining state government and cutting costs.


Florida’s lifeline assistance program to undergo revamp

Florida’s Lifeline Assistance telephone discount program for low-income consumers is being revamped to strengthen protections against waste, fraud and abuse.


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