Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News

Residential Credit Solutions, American Western Home Insurance sued over alleged breach of contract

A Florida husband and wife are suing a residential loan servicing company and an insurance company over claims they profited illegally from force place insurance plans.  Robbie Hargett reports for


Florida is ground zero for alternative flood insurance program

A series of developments in the state Legislature, Congress, and the finicky insurance industry could make Florida ground zero for a concept unthinkable over the past several decades: A robust, secure and profitable residential flood insurance market.  Jerome Stockfish reports for the Tampa Tribune.

Physician groups oppose Aetna-Humana merger

The American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association have requested that Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation reject Aetna’s application to acquire Humana’s Florida-based insurance providers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.


Florida Department of Revenue Director Resigns

Marshall Stranburg, executive director of the Florida Department of Revenue, told his employees on Monday that he’s quitting the post to take a position in Washington, Jim Rosica reports for


Florida’s coming war on collective bargaining for state employees

When Miami State Representative Carlos Trujillo was interviewed on Spanish language radio station Actualidad 1020 he announced that Republicans will ask voters in 2018 to eliminate collective bargaining for state employees from the Florida Constitution.  Francisco Alvarado reports for


Damage from sinking land costing California billions

Four years of drought and heavy reliance on pumping of groundwater have made the land sink faster than ever up and down California’s Central Valley, requiring repairs to infrastructure that experts say are costing billions of dollars.  Scott Smith reports for the Washington Post.

Maritime “Repo Men”–A Last Resort for Stolen Ships

Tens of thousands of boats or ships are stolen around the world each year, and many become part of a global “phantom fleet” involved in a broad range of crimes.  The New York Times’ Ian Urbina reports.




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