Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, November 1

Nov 1, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Insurance-Related News


Claims from Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. Northeast could boost insurance rates in Florida, some worry  

A surge of insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast could boost rates in Florida, some insurance professionals fear.                                     


Florida finance, insurance agencies seek more money in budget request

State agencies responsible for regulating the finance and insurance industries are asking for more money in the 2013-2014 fiscal year to replace services that have been cut in recent years because of the recession.


Blog:  Florida Governor Rick Scott Could Cost Florida Hospitals Billions

Rick Scott’s decision to opt out of participating in the expansion of the Medicaid health insurance program in Florida could cost public hospitals billions and billions of dollars.


Florida bankers seek liquidity standards relief

The Florida Bankers Association is touting an agenda that begins and ends with protecting its members’ financial interests.


Arguments set in challenge to Florida drug testing law

A federal appeals court in Atlanta is set to hear arguments in a legal challenge to a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test.


Thousands descend on Florida, swing states to monitor polls in Obama/Romney showdown

It won’t just be voters heading to the polls this week in Florida and other swing states, but thousands of lawyers and volunteers scrutinizing how ballots are handed out, scanned and stored inside precincts.


The Florida Current’s Campaign Profile:  New Florida district has 3-way race for open House seat with Democrats hoping for a gain

From the potato fields of Hastings to the modest condos at Ormond-by-the-Sea, a new House District in northeast Florida has produced a wide-open race among three challengers.


Blog:  The five most interesting Florida House races not found along the I-4 corridor

As with most election cycles, the majority of action is in the Florida’s most populated region, up and down I-4.


Blog:  Florida Realtors and Dean Cannon helping Chris Dorworth group

A new political group paying for television ads promoting future Republican House Speaker Chris Dorworth has picked up another pair of five-figure checks:  $50,000 from the Florida Realtors and $25,000 from a fund controlled by outgoing Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park.


Blog:  Could Hurricane Sandy disrupt elections? Federal Emergency Management Agency preparing for that possibility

FEMA is preparing for that possibility, reports Politico’s Alex Guillén.


Allstate Profit Quadruples as Storm Claims Costs Decline

Allstate Corp., the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, said third-quarter profit quadrupled on reduced disaster claims in the period before Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast.


USA Today Column:  Hurricane Sandy reminds us of coastal hazards

Superstorm Sandy will almost certainly join the pantheon of “costliest storms in history.”



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