Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, July 10

Jul 10, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.



Daily Insurance-Related News


Florida Governor Rick Scott to Visit Lloyd’s of London‎

Florida Governor Rick Scott is jetting off for foreign soil again – this time to the United Kingdom.


THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA:   Insurer Wins Excess Profits Fight

An administrative law judge has sided with a workers-compensation insurer in a battle with the state Office of Insurance Regulation about whether the company earned “excess” profits.

  • To view the final order, click here.


Appraising property insurers‎

Over the next year, about 3,500 owners of high-value homes in Florida will be searching for a new homeowners insurance company as Citizens Property Insurance Corp. carries out its plan to discontinue coverage for any home insured for $1 million or more.


Getting to Know State Representative Bryan Nelson

Lake County newest local state lawmaker, Representative Byran Nelson, R-Apopka, will gradually introduce himself to people here in the coming weeks.


Appeals court rejects Orlando red-light camera ordinance

An appeals court has ruled that Orlando’s red-light camera ordinance conflicts with state law, setting up a potential case for the Florida Supreme Court.


WellPoint to vie for Florida Medicaid patients

WellPoint Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurer, will soon have a major presence in Florida with its purchase of Amerigroup Corp., one of the significant Medicaid contractors in the state.


Florida Governor Scott wants competitive environment for cancer treatment, including at Tampa’s Moffitt

In a move that could have large implications for the state’s scientific research centers, Governor Rick Scott has sent strongly worded letters to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research and two other cancer research facilities warning them they can’t make money from expanding their brands if they want to continue to receive state funds.


Stand your ground task force coming to Arcadia Tuesday‎

The governor’s task force examining the stand your ground law will be in Arcadia on Tuesday.


Governor Rick Scott leads trade mission to Britain

‘ello Governor.  For Governor Rick Scott and an entourage of business and economic-development leaders, the phrase may be repeated throughout the week as Scott tours the British Isles to drum up business for Florida.


A battle for power in the Florida House, years in advance

What will you be doing in November 2018?


Question and Answer with Senate President Designate Don Gaetz

Having chaired the redistricting committee that drew Florida’s political boundaries, Senate President-designate Don Gaetz is spending the summer “hitting every wide spot in the road” to campaign for 32 fellow Republicans, while organizing the chamber for a two-year tenure marked by pressing needs in education, health care and costs of state government.


Orlando OKs Citrus Bowl deal; Orange is next

Orlando commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a deal crafted by Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to start renovations of the Citrus Bowl, praising the stadium’s economic effect on the community.


Blog:  CNN airing documentary on Florida voting restrictions

CNN will air a documentary in prime time Sunday on the new voting restrictions in Florida that have roused nationwide controversy.


Too big to fail:  Can Texas solve windstorm insurance?‎

But building a consensus among lawmakers on how to rebuild the Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency always has been a challenge.



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