Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, June 18

Jun 18, 2013



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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


    9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. until meeting conclusion–Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology meeting.  Review of computer models submitted under the Standards and Acceptability Process for 2011; modeler presentations on new software platforms and hurricane modeling of storm surge.  To view the meeting notice, click here.  To view the agenda, click here.

      10:00 a.m.–Florida Department of Revenue Rule Development Workshop.  Tallahassee, Florida.  Proposed amendments to Rule 12B-8.016 provide clarification on how the retaliatory tax comparison is made among items that are, or would be imposed upon Florida insurers, or upon the agents and representatives of such insurers, as compared with items from the insurer’s state of domicile that are directly imposed upon similar insurers, or upon the agents or representatives of such insurers.  To view the Workshop notice, click here.



        Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


        Florida Citizens Property Insurance CFO resigns

        Sharon Binnun, chief financial officer of state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp., has resigned, reports Gray Rohrer for The Florida Current. 


        Florida National Flood Insurance Program Payouts Lag Nationally

        Over the past 35 years, Florida’s property owners have helped prop up the National Flood Insurance Program, paying four times more than what they have gotten back in claims, reports Jeff Harrington for the Tampa Bay Times.


        Florida Among State That Now Allow Electronic Proof of Insurance

        Florida was recently added to the number of states that allow electronic proof of insurance via smartphones, Insurance Journal reports.


        Litigation Continues Before Florida Supreme Court in Redistricting Case 

        The Florida Supreme Court Monday granted a request for an expedited review in a case seeking to shed light on how lawmakers redrew legislative districts for the 2012 election, The Florida Current’s James Call. 


        Critic Says Nuclear Plant Construction Law Change Depends on Public Service Commission Not Being Captive to Utilities

        A leading critic of a state law that allows utilities to charge customers for nuclear plants that may never be built said Monday that a law change depends on more vigilant oversight by the Public Service Commission to be effective.


        Governor Scott’s popularity increases in new Florida poll, but still behind Charlie Crist

        Governor Rick Scott’s poll numbers are showing signs of improvement, but he would still lose to former Gov. Charlie Crist by 10 points if the 2014 election were held today, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, Steve Bousquet reports for the Tampa Bay Times.

        U.S. Immigration bill would let part-time Canadian s stay in Florida longer

        Florida already is the top destination for Canadian snowbirds, and more could flock to the Sunshine State soon.



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