Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, October 27
Oct 27, 2011
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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.
The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is “dangerously overexposed” and should be downsized because unpredictable market conditions could prevent it from selling enough bonds to pay claims, according to the agency’s executive director, Jack Nicholson.
The article “Fla. hurricane fund has $3.2 billion shortfall” (Oct. 18) should be a wakeup call for every business owner, homeowner, renter, charity, church and automobile policyholder throughout the state.
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Two of Arcadias oldest businesses are joining forces.
Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott will discuss a “well-documented report” on personal injury protection fraud and abuse at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
The highly anticipated bill to allow three destination casino resorts in Broward and Miami-Dade counties was filed Wednesday after a nearly month-long bill drafting process.
The congressman from Fort Myers would be taking on four challengers already hoping to get the nod to run against U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, who leads polls against all of them.
The establishment of a State Gaming Commission and a Department of Gaming Control would create a sprawling new bureaucracy to oversee what promoters hope to parlay into a multibillion-dollar industry.
Attorneys for a group of state employees and public-sector unions told a Tallahassee judge Wednesday that lawmakers did not have the authority to make “fundamental” changes to state employee pensions.
Nearly a year after the so-called “Hometown Democracy” amendment was soundly defeated in the state of Florida, the group that backed it has unveiled a website detailing the negative effects of urban sprawl in various counties throughout the state.
Drivers in Alabama insured through State Farm will be paying slightly less for coverage beginning next month.
New York’s largest health insurer has agreed to publicly share the previously secret details of its requests for insurance-rate hikes, ending a standoff with state regulators.
Local governments hungry for revenue are signing contracts with red-light camera companies that put profit over traffic safety, according to a new study by a national public interest advocacy group.
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