Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, September 13
Sep 13, 2012
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There are no Florida insurance-related events scheduled for today.
State insurance regulators are battling with Premier Group Insurance over $3 million in “excess profits” earned between 2005 and 2007 that they say the company should refund to the state.
While Florida mops up widespread flooding from its wettest summer on record, Congress this week is struggling to replenish a disaster relief fund that is dwindling by the day.
A controversial list of 2,600 allegedly illegal voters has been whittled to 207, Florida election officials said Wednesday after running the names through a federal immigration database.
If tax collections are any indicator, Florida’s economy is growing at a slow, steady pace.
A legislative panel on Wednesday approved a proposal by the administration of Governor Rick Scott to spend nearly $58 million in order to privatize prison health care operations by January.
Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has repeatedly said that the task force commissioned to look into Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law will make its decision based on facts, not emotions.
Foreclosures are trending up in Southwest Florida.
A South Florida appeals court today cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit stemming from the state’s destruction of more than 247,000 citrus trees in Miami-Dade County.
New court filings in a lawsuit over Governor Rick Scott’s mandatory drug testing of applicants for welfare assistance reveal a hastily patched-together system marked by a lack of protocol and uniformity and concerns by state workers that the process was overreaching.
A shrinking workforce – not job creation – accounts for 91 percent of the drop in Florida’s unemployment rate so far this year, according to new projections from state economists.
Politics is a game of numbers: One person, one vote, and whoever gets the most votes wins was the explanation given by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 1964 Reynolds v. Sims decision, which ruled that state legislative districts must be about equal in population.
A House subcommittee late Tuesday passed legislation that would exempt commissions paid to insurance agents from the medical-loss ratio calculation mandated under the healthcare reform law.
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