Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, February 5
Feb 5, 2013
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s editorial on January 27, titled “Citizens vs. the market,” misinterprets many of the so-called “problems” existing in Florida’s property insurance marketplace.
State regulators have knocked Citizens Property Insurance Corp. for unnecessary travel costs, failing to negotiate on multimillion-dollar vendor contracts and spending more than $10,000 a month on vacant office space.
State regulators knocked Citizens Property Insurance Corp. this month for unnecessary travel costs, failing to negotiate on multimillion-dollar vendor contracts and spending more than $10,000 a month on vacant office.
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Florida regulators have released a report into the state-backed property insurer, finding that the company failed to sufficiently negotiate outside vendor contracts, review travel and other expenses, while giving it high marks for responding to policyholders’ claims.
Citizens Insurance is a hard company to like, but if its leaders are to be believed, Floridians are about to see it take a more “moderate” approach to hiking premiums and slashing coverage.
Backers of manufactured homes are behind a bill filed in both chambers — Senate Bill 378 by Senator Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, and House Bill 573, by Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater — that would require coverage from Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
The days of calling Tampa’s outdoor concert venue the “1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre” are coming to a close.
New legislation proposed in nearly half the country to allow cell phones to show digital coverage
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America has announced that as nearly half of all of the state legislatures across the U.S. are considering making changes to their laws so that auto insurance customers will be able to use their smartphones in order to provide proof of coverage instead of having to carry the printed cards.
MDW Insurance Group expands its footprint throughout South Florida after the acquisition of long- established insurance provider, McCartney Insurance Agency.
The federal government has approved a long-term care waiver for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Program.
Florida lawmakers heard Monday from two organizations that could serve as partners in running an insurance exchange under the federal health overhaul.
Since at least 1976, when Dennis Jones was first elected to the Florida Legislature, there has been a doctor of chiropractic serving in either the House or Senate.
Asserting that “voter confidence must be restored,” Secretary of State Ken Detzner recommended Monday that the Florida Legislature roll back major changes it made in election laws two years ago and reduce long lines at polling places.
The St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections is being sued for access to public records related to Representative Patrick Murphy’s win.
Fewer Florida prison inmates are re-offending after their release, Corrections Secretary Mike Crews said Monday.
New York City is beginning a $15 million program to clean up at least 2,000 homes that became contaminated with mold after they flooded during Superstorm Sandy.
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