Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, July 5
Jul 5, 2011
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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.
Homeowners Choice, a Florida-based provider of homeowners’ insurance, has named a familiar executive to be its new chief executive officer.
After dropping out of school in his native Mexico, Luis Aragon crossed the U.S. border as an illegal immigrant at age 16 in search of work.
State Reprsentative Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, will host a series of constituent forums Thursday and Friday to address aluminum wiring and how it affects property insurance.
Manny Fernandez was defending an insurance company in Miami-Dade court when a witness, speaking in a halting, Ecuadorian accent, got emotional when he recalled seeing his roommate mauled in a construction accident.
What might be obvious to many Florida motorcyclists is now official: The Sunshine State is the country’s best state to ride.
As the boat rocked in the swells off Fort Lauderdale’s beach, Lauren Chubb and her sister-in-law Sky Prince wriggled into harnesses.
In a first for the state, University of Florida President Bernie Machen wants to establish a health insurance program just for university employees to cut costs.
Months after Florida lawmaker Daphne Campbell promised to crack down on Medicaid fraud, state agents are now carrying out her pledge by focusing on an unexpected target: Campbell’s own health-care business.
Hailed by business groups, governor green-lights Central Florida commuter project
Brushing off criticism from taxpayer and tea party groups, Governor Rick Scott gave the go-ahead to the controversial SunRail commuter train on Friday.
Workers at the Kennedy Space Center always knew the end of the shuttle program would bring hard times to Florida’s Space Coast.
According to the Department of Management Services, 519 of the 1,662 employees have already been placed in different positions.
A push for privately developed and operated campgrounds in Florida state parks, a concept that worries some environmentalists and lawmakers, shifts this week from bureaucratic offices to local public meetings that will consider the fate of De Leon Springs, Honeymoon Island and two other sites.
Imagine you’re Governor Rick Scott.
Florida’s wealthiest governor is a lot less rich these days.
From Marc Caputo: Governor Rick Scott breaks into a broad smile when he tells The Shark Tank blog that he’s going to be a grandfather soon — a boy!
In at least 44 states, insurance policyholders can hire their own adjusters, called public adjusters, to help settle claims after a loss.
Owners of more than 400 homes and businesses in South Texas will be notified that their windstorm insurance reviews were done by a bogus inspector.
Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon I. Ito has ordered all homeowner insurers to submit new rate filings after an Insurance Division review found that rates were “excessive” when compared to National Association of Insurance Commissioners data.
Catastrophe risk modeler Eqecat is ready to release significant updates to its North Atlantic hurricane, Canada earthquake and Asia typhoon models.
Pennsylvania has extended workers’ compensation coverage to allow officers of a limited liability company and partnerships to obtain the insurance.
New York Attorney General has issued subpoenas to at least nine leading life insurers to examine whether the firms have adequately ensured payouts on policies of some deceased customers, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.
Let’s stipulate this upfront: Everybody hates motorists who run red lights or who speed recklessly.
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