Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, October 17
Oct 17, 2013
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An auto-insurance company owned by the founder of the “1-800-Ask-Gary” referral service has been barred from writing new policies, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports via Health News Florida.
A Florida clinic owner is facing up to 75 years in prison for being involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain medical payments under the state’s no-fault auto insurance law, Insurance Journal reports.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of Nassar Faraj Hasan, 27, owner of a Tampa money service business, as part of a continuing enforcement effort known as “Operation Dirty Money,” Claims Journal reports.
When citrus canker threatened to blight Florida fruit, the government dispatched workers to chop down at-risk trees, including those in thousands of backyards, to quash the spreading bacteria, Ben Wolford reports for the Sun Sentinel.
A “special master” appointed to deal with a dispute over documents related to the 2012 redistricting process has ruled that a Republican consultant shouldn’t have to give those records to groups challenging the new political maps in court, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brandon Larrabee reports via SunshineStateNews.com.
The day after Florida launched a $63 million website to process unemployment benefits for thousands of residents, state officials sounded only positive notes, Michael Van Sickler and Brittany Alana Davis report for the Tampa Bay Times.
Despite some critics calling the proposal a rip-off for consumers, Florida utility regulators are poised to approve a far-reaching settlement with one of the state’s largest utility companies over its shuttered nuclear power plants, Associated Press’ Gary Fineout reports via Tampa Tribune.
Orlando International Airport will get a new train depot, people mover, parking garage and a renovated airside within five years under a $1.1 billion expansion that airport officials approved Wednesday, Dan Tracy reports for the Orlando Sentinel.
It appears that part of the Budget/Debt Ceiling deal in DC may include a one-year delay in the collection of a fee on employer-sponsored health insurance to fund a temporary three-year reinsurance program to ensure a more stable individual health insurance market during its first three most vulnerable years, John McDonough reports for the Boston Globe.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has named Ann Flood director of the state Department of Insurance and Financial Services, National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com reports.
Rating agencies have downgraded Tower Group following the insurer’s announcement of loss reserve and goodwill charges in excess of what was expected, Susanne Sclafane reports for Insurance Journal.
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