Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


  • Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (“Commission”) meeting.  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Tallahassee, Florida.  Teleconference:  (888) 670-3525; conference code:  7135858151.  The Commission’s Executive Committee will meet to prioritize various ideas and issues for consideration in developing the 2015 Standards and Acceptability Process, followed by a full Commission meeting to discuss the recommendations. The Commission’s Flood Standards Committee will then meet to discuss actuarial flood standards.  To view the meeting notice, click here.


Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida Launches Third Attempt to Redraw Congressional Map

The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, still angry at being forced into action by the state’s highest court, launched yet another bid on Monday to reshape the state’s congressional districts.  Peter Schorsch reports for


Broward County, Uber to go headlight-to-headlight Tuesday

With a week to go before Palm Beach County’s August 18 showdown withUber and other businesses like it, Broward County meets today to revisit the conditions Uber says forced it to leave there.  Elliot Kleinberg reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Gaetz:  Lawmakers’ coverage should mirror Medicaid

There’s no doubt where Matt Gaetz stands on Medicaid expansion to Florida’s 800,000 uninsured adults,’s Christine Sexton reports.


Scott panel to focus on ambulatory surgical centers

A health-care panel formed by Governor Rick Scott will meet Wednesday and focus, in part, on ambulatory surgical centers — an issue that has spurred debate in the Legislature.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via


Affordable Care Act Cited as Reason Why Florida Senate May Close Staff-to-Campaign Revolving Door

The Florida Senate is considering changing its policies related to legislative employees who take time off to work on their boss’ campaigns, according to a memo sent to Republican senators and staff by the Senate Majority Office on Monday afternoon.  Ryan Ray reports for


Tensions rise over Florida water supply, regional authority

When the authority responsible for aquifers, wetlands and rivers of Central and North Florida meets today in Orlando for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, it will be amid rising distrust for the agency and resurging conflict between the two regions.   Kevin Spear reports for the Orlando Sentinel.


In Florida, failure to pay fees can result in suspended license – and then more fees

In Miami-Dade County, 29 percent of drivers currently have suspended licenses, the Miami Herald’s Rosalind Adams reports.


Forbes names The Villages No. 1 for business, careers

Forbes named The Villages No. 1 in its list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers.  The magazine rated 201 metro areas with populations under 260,500, the Orlando Sentinel notes.


Louisiana Department of Insurance to Host Post-Katrina/Rita Summit

The Louisiana Department of Insurance is hosting an event to discuss the property/casualty insurance market as the state marks the 10 years that have passed since Hurricanes Katrinaand Rita caused more than $28 billion in insurance losses in Louisiana.




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