Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Aug 9, 2016


Kevin McCarty, Former Florida Insurance Commissioner Joins the Advisory Board of MBF Healthcare Partners

MBF Healthcare Partners announced that Kevin McCarty, Former Florida Insurance Commissioner and Former President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners has joined its Advisory Board and will work with the Company in identifying Managed Care opportunities throughout the United States.


Insurance Fraud Arrests Made in Miami

Several arrests were made Monday as Miami Police targeted Insurance Fraud suspects after a months-long investigation, WTVJ reports.


Puerto Ricans in Florida Could Pick the Next President

The Presidential Election could come down to Florida’s rapidly growing population of residents from Puerto Rico, a reality that has set off a political gold rush in the Sunshine State.  CNN’s Chris Moody reports.


Florida Officials Decry Talk of “Rigged” or “Hacked” Election

In response, Florida Election Supervisors on Monday issued a rare “Open Letter” to reassure Voters in the Nation’s biggest battleground state that safeguards are in place to prevent that from happening.  The Tampa Bay Times’ Steve Bousquet reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.


In Zika fight, Scott Haunted by Public Health Cuts, Rejection of Medicaid Expansion

Scott and his Office have steadfastly rejected criticism that any of the cuts have reduced Florida’s front-line capacity to manage the challenges of the fast-spreading virus, saying his budget cuts have only made the state more efficient, Christine Sexton and Marc Caputo report for Politico Florida.


Florida Authorities Bust Baby Formula Theft Ring

It’s the kind of crime that’s enough to make you spit up: A Florida couple was convicted of charges that they systematically ripped off about $2 million worth of baby formula.’s Jim Rosica reports.


North Carolina Tackles Insurance Rate Evasion Fraud, Updates Captive Laws

North Carolina has made several changes encompassing Fraud, Captives and Flood Insurance Regulations to its State Insurance Laws, Insurance Journal reports.


Court Upholds 25% Rate Increase Rejection for North Carolina Homeowners

North Carolina’s Insurance Commissioner had plenty of justification to reject a 2014 request by Insurers to raise Homeowners’ Premiums by an average of 25 percent, the State Court of Appeals ruled August 2.   The Associated Press’ Emory P. Dalesio reports via Insurance Journal.





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