Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, August 30
Aug 30, 2011
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10:00 a.m.–Florida Surplus Lines Service Organization National Clearinghouse Committee meeting. Agenda includes issues pertaining to the proposed national surplus lines tax clearinghouse. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Florida was spared Hurricane Irene’s wrath, but that doesn’t mean homeowners here won’t have a price to pay down the road.
Most homeowners are required by their lenders to have property insurance from a rated company.
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. is an insurance holding company specializing in property and casualty insurance products.
While we’ve dodged a bullet with Hurricane Irene, today Florida is in a precarious position.
Hospitals, doctors, lawyers and auto carriers are included on the list of those asked to serve on a working group that will examine Florida’s no-fault insurance law.
Eight years after lawmakers overhauled the state’s medical-malpractice laws, groups are preparing for a possible showdown in the Florida Supreme Court about the constitutionality of a cap on legal damages.
Health-Insurance reform was the focus of a small rally Monday in front of the Orange County Courthouse.
Dr. Frank Farmer, the Department of Health Secretary, also announced on Monday that the state would begin enforcing a portion of the state’s new prescription drug law that requires the use of counterfeit-resistant prescription pads.
A merger negotiated behind closed doors between a private hospital and public facility spawned a controversy in the Florida Legislature last year and helped lead to the creation of a gubernatorial committee on taxpayer-funded hospital districts.
Under the leadership of Florida Governor Rick Scott and the state’s Republican-dominated Legislature, Florida has rejected at least $19 million to implement parts of the controversial federal health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
- Read the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s Report on Early Experiences Implementing New Medical Loss Ratio Requirements
The economic downturn has put intense stress on Palm Beach County’s health care safety net, leaving about 28 percent of people 64 and under without any health coverage, according to a report to be heard by Palm Beach County and Health Care District boards at a joint meeting today.
The Securities and Exchange Commission sued two Florida men, claiming that they had defrauded teachers and retirees in a $22 million Ponzi scheme by posing as a private equity fund while enriching themselves.
City officials say utility charge needed to maintain drainage control system
Incensed over stormwater fees levied last year, hundreds of Palm Bay residents contacted an Orlando law firm to support a soon-to-be-filed class action lawsuit to stop the controversial charges.
The hearings on the Aqua Utilities Florida Inc. requested rate hikes are expected to draw hundreds of protestors and could be politically charged.
With 50 percent of its owners owing a total of more than a half-million dollars in overdue maintenance fees, a suburban West Palm Beach condo association wants to seize control of delinquent units, bypass owners when it comes to rent collection and possibly even rent units through a third party.
Senator Joe Negron criticizes the current system of having an appointed education commissioner.
With lawmakers set to be in Tallahassee in only a few weeks for a round of committee meetings, lawmakers are starting to file legislation that will be seen in the 2012 legislative session.
A proposal to tax bottled water was filed Monday in the Florida Senate, re-igniting a water war that has pitted Senator Evelyn Lynn against bottlers and business groups.
Florida counties have probate rules that could cause a lengthy delay and expensive disbursement to settle the estate of a Canadian who dies owning property there.
Fitch Ratings has upgraded the bond rating of Louisiana’s property insurer of last resort.
From the vantage point of many, Irene’s blow was softer than anticipated.
Governor Robert Bentley Monday announced a commission designed to study the devastation from last April’s tornadoes and come up with suggestions for improving Alabama’s preparedness for future storms.
Fraud-fighter Linda Webb, an expert in fraud investigation, has developed an idea for a TV show set to kick off soon.
As he walked the length of the twin home’s basement in Elkins Park on Monday, Seth Straff took stock of the damage Hurricane Irene had wrought – destruction far beyond the mud squishing under his feet.
With the some of the finest automobiles ever on display at car events across the country over the summer, it would be easy to forget there’s more to be concerned about in the collector car world than the price of gasoline and the next mechanic’s bill.
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