Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, July 19
Jul 19, 2011
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9:00 a.m.–Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Public Rate Hearing: Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company. To view the meeting notice, click here. To view the agenda, click here.
(CANCELED) 10:00 a.m.–Florida Surplus Lines Service Office National Clearinghouse Committee meeting. Agenda includes issues pertaining to the proposed national surplus lines tax clearinghouse. To view the meeting notice, click here.
1:30 p.m.–Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation Proposed Rule Hearing. Amendments to Rule 69L-6.021 would adopt updated and revised construction class codes, descriptions and definitions through February 1, 2011 in the Florida exception pages of the National Council on Compensation Insurance Basic Manual and the NCCI Scopes® of Basic Manual Classifications to determine workers’ compensation insurance coverage requirements. The proposed Rule also would define when an employer is engaged in the construction industry. To view the hearing notice, click here.
Almost 15 percent of money lent after ’04 hurricanes not paid back
Thousands of business and home owners who turned to the federal government for financial help recovering from the 2004 hurricanes have failed to pay back the loans, according to data The News-Press obtained from the Small Business Administration.
Two Allstate Insurance subsidiaries are seeking rate increases of more than 30 percent each.
Citing the potential financial risk of all Floridians being forced to cover property losses after a major hurricane, state officials are pushing to privatize the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
A $54 million pie awaits people whose homes were built with noxious Chinese drywall.
Florida drew a rare rebuke Monday from the federal Chemical Safety Board, for failing to enact workplace protections for state and municipal employees, following the deaths in 2006 of two plant workers at a Daytona Beach wastewater plant.
Brown & Brown Inc. reported net income for the three months ended June 30 of $37 million, or 26 cents a share, compared with $41.2 million, or 29 cents a share, in the same period in 2010.
Independent pharmacies, concerned that Florida’s planned Medicaid overhaul could elbow them out, are forming a consumer-business coalition to keep their side in talks about the drive to put 3 million Floridians into managed care.
Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos’ star-crossed campaign for U.S. Senate ended unexpectedly Monday morning, following months of missteps and the recent departure of his two top staffers.
Governor Rick Scott and the Legislature have asked state agencies to show how they would cut 10 percent of their budgets in 2012.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood turned loose almost $78 million in federal tax money to help build the much-contested SunRail commuter train during a sun-baked ceremony Monday near one of the system’s future depots.
Florida names connected to last fall’s mortgage “robo-signing” scandal are turning up on documents again.
Ever received a ticket from red-light camera after crossing through a yellow signal that seemed too short?
Two weeks after a controversial state law took effect making it illegal for government agencies to make photos or recordings of a death public, the statute will face its first test: State juvenile justice administrators have a videotape that depicts the final moments of an 18-year-old who died at a West Palm Beach lockup hours after he became ill and psychotic.
Robert Hackleman, a long-time law partner of Republican U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux, was not re-appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, Governor Rick Scott announced today.
Barbara Feingold, a Delray Beach health care administrator, was named Monday to the state’s Board of Education by Governor Rick Scott.
Governor Rick Scott for months has touted his push to grow jobs by taking a machete to thousands of government regulations that limit environmental pollution, safeguard people and police businesses.
In 1997, the Florida Legislature passed a law that made it a felony for a person with any sexually transmitted disease, including HIV, to have sexual intercourse without informing their partner of their status beforehand.
The red-striped smokestacks that tower over Port Everglades will crash to the ground in 2013, under a plan by Florida Power & Light to modernize an old, heavily polluting power plant.
Some homeowners insured by the state’s two insurers of last resort will soon receive additional payments for their Hurricane Ike claims.
Flood-insurance reauthorization legislation proposed by the leadership of the Senate Banking Committee would mandate a phase-out of subsidies while forgiving the program’s debt.
Joseph P. Lacher Jr., president of Allstate Protection, is leaving effective immediately, Allstate Corp. says.
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