Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Tuesday, March, 1, 2016
Mar 1, 2016
A bill that offers protections to Citizens Property Insurance customers is headed for the Florida Senate floor a year after Governor Rick Scott vetoed a measure with similar aims. Charles Elmore reports for the Palm Beach Post.
President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law a bill that revised the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System, giving 17,044 acres of pristine Collier County shoreline federal protections. Bartholomew Sullivan reports for the Naples Daily News.
This week, state legislators can pull Florida consumers from the middle of disputes between insurers and medical providers who are out of their networks, patient advocates say. They can end surprise medical bills in situations where the patient has no choice about who provides care, Charles Elmore reports for the Palm Beach Post.
Facing a nearly $400 million cut in the coming fiscal year, House and Senate budget negotiators late Monday agreed on a plan for divvying up money in the Low Income Pool program, which helps pay for hospital care for poor and uninsured patients. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via SayfieReview.com.
Haggling over the finer points of a new state budget began moving upstairs Monday, as lawmakers worked to complete a deal on a spending plan set to weigh in around $80 billion. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brandon Larrabee reports via SayfieReview.com.
Education budget talks broke down late Sunday after a day in which negotiations on the overall state spending plan seemed to slow on several fronts. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brandon Larrabee reports via SayfieReview.com.
Michigan’s insurance and financial services regulators say the number of consumer complaints is on the rise and that more than 7,400 consumers were assisted during January alone, Insurance Journal reports.
Wisconsin’s Office of the Commissioner of Insurance announced that Cari Lee has been appointed as division administrator of Regulation and Enforcement. Lee supervises both the Bureau of Market Regulation and the Bureau of Financial Analysis and Examinations, Insurance Journal reports.
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