Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, September 6
Sep 6, 2012
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11:00 a.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) Market Accountability Advisory Committee meeting; Teleconference: 866-361-7525; participant code: 7849939192#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
1:00 p.m.–Citizens Consumer Services Committee meeting; Teleconference: 866-361-7525; participation code: 6487811620#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
2:30 p.m.–Citizens Depopulation Committee meeting; Teleconference: 855-312-8651; participation code: 4458606638#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
An operational audit of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. released Wednesday by Auditor General David Martin reiterated what some Citizens board members have been saying for months – that its premiums are too low to entice private insurers to take over its policies.
- To view the audit, click here.
Policyholders with state-run Citizens Property Insurance facing a double-digit rate hike, or worse, will have a chance to voice their concerns at a public hearing in Miami two weeks from now.
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a Chinese drywall maker must face claims over its allegedly tainted product, which has been blamed for causing foul odors, the failure of appliances and health problems.
In an aggressive effort to keep an invasive snail species from making a permanent home in Florida, 78,000 giant African land snails have been captured in the past year, state agriculture officials said Wednesday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner Richard Corbett cited the “pirate-like mentality” of Florida Keys live-aboard boaters before he voted in favor of a new set of rules for vessels moored off the Keys.
Homeowners insurance clearly is one of the top issues facing Florida today, and its importance was underscored by our close encounter with Tropical Storm Isaac.
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the appointment of veteran law enforcement officer and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Chief of Investigations Jay Etheridge as Deputy CFO over Law Enforcement.
Jacksonville could face a new multimillion-dollar budget shortfall because of a torrent of employee disability claims for heart disease and hypertension that has surprised city officials, a City Council panel was told Wednesday.
Aetna Life Insurance Co. is suing Jacksonville over the city’s decision to have Florida Blue provide its health insurance, a job Aetna had been doing since 1999.
With Florida gradually moving toward a statewide Medicaid managed-care system, 14 health plans are ready to compete for contracts to provide long-term care to seniors.
After filing an individual lawsuit on behalf of his customer against Progressive for the insurer’s short pay of “necessary and reasonable” charges, Collision Concepts owner Eddie Quintela of Delray Beach, Fla., has announced that Progressive has agreed to pay the shortfall.
United Insurance Holdings Corp., a property and casualty insurance holding company, announced today the appointment of B. Bradford Martz, CPA, as its Chief Financial Officer, effective October 1, 2012.
Voting-rights groups Wednesday filed another challenge to the newly redrawn Florida Senate map.
Florida’s need to make deep budget cuts because of the recession may finally be over.
The Florida Public Service Commission on Wednesday kicked off a hearing on nuclear power costs being requested by utilities by agreeing to a Progress Energy Florida motion to delay consideration of $9 million in costs associated with its Crystal River nuclear plant.
The Florida Commission on Ethics has started to impose $25-a-day fines on 632 current and former state and local elected officials, government staff and appointed officials for failing to submit financial disclosure forms by July 1.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater will host the 2012 Small-Business Leadership Forum, in partnership with The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, at Florida State University on Thursday and Friday in Tampa.
The hedge fund industry has been rushing headlong to open Bermuda-based reinsurers.
Builder: Buyers pay more for a home built to the latest standards but do not see a return in the form of lower windstorm premiums, a common gripe among policyholders who pay the same rate as those in homes built decades ago.
Louisiana’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a $257.7 million jury verdict in a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell against Janssen Pharmaceutical and Johnson & Johnson for defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, the attorney general’s office announced.
Assurant Inc. will have more capital to deploy as its business covering foreclosed homes shrinks amid an improving housing market, Chief Executive Officer Robert Pollock said.
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