Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feb 2, 2016


Citizens Property Insurance policies approved for April takeouts

Up to 66,500 policies may be moved from state-backed Citizens Property Insurance into the private market in April for what will be the fourth “takeout” of the year.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via


Florida High Court Set to Hear Constitutional Challenge to Workers’ Comp System

The Florida Supreme Court will hear yet another case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s workers’ comp system on April 16, 2016.  Insurance Journal’s Amy O’Connor reports.


State of Florida Brings On New Prison Health Provider

State corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for more than three-fourths of Florida’s 100,000 inmates after Corizon Health walked away from a five-year, $1.2 billion contract three years early.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via


Florida Hospitals claim two bills in Legislature would hurt them

Over the objections of local hospitals and the Florida Hospital Association, the state lawmakers are pushing through legislation that would remove hospitals from the certificate-of-need process and would allow a new category of businesses to enter the health care market — recovery care centers.  Marilyn Meyer and Rick Rousos report for the Lakeland Ledger.


44 amendments filed to Florida House open-carry bill ahead of today’s scheduled floor debate

The discourse over gun rights versus gun control will be on full display in the Florida House this afternoon, the Miami Herald’s Kristin M. Clark reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.


Bill relaxes Florida development regulations

A bill that relaxes state oversight on large developments cleared a committee Monday with changes that conservationists say are an improvement over a previous version.  Isadora Rangel reports for TCPalm.


Florida lawmakers look to curb unemployment fraud

A House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at cracking down on unemployment fraud based on identity theft — a practice lawmakers say is spiraling out of control.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Margie Menzel reports via the Lakeland Ledger.  


Rodriguez amendment makes Legislature a “public nuisance” under gun bill

A Democratic state representative from Miami has proposed a mocking amendment to an NRA-backed gun bill that seeks to allow guns on college campuses.  Daniel Ducassi reports for Politico Florida.


Obama Administration Advances Retirement Advisor Fiduciary Rule

The U.S. Labor Department on Friday took the next step toward requiring brokers who provide retirement advice to follow a “fiduciary” standard of putting clients’ interests first, a move that could roil the financial services industry, Reuters reports via Insurance Journal.




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