Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, November 13
Nov 13, 2012
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9:00 a.m.–State Board of Administration Audit Committee meeting; Tallahassee, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
9:30 a.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association Workgroup meeting; Tallahassee, Florida. Agenda includes discussion of issues and concerns resulting from recent insolvencies, including large deductible policies, collateral and employee leasing policies. To view the meeting notice, click here.
It’s a business model that is lucrative, flagrant and popular – but illegal.
Lawyers will argue before the Florida Supreme Court early next year whether the cities of Orlando and Aventura had the right to install red-light cameras before they were approved by the Legislature.
Every person in the state of Florida who has a drivers license and auto insurance needs to pay close attention to the following information.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, President Barack Obama has won re-election and a majority of Florida voters rejected Amendment 1, the effort to etch into the state constitution a permanent ban on mandatory health insurance.
Space Coast Republican Steve Crisafulli finds himself unexpectedly as next in line to be House speaker after the GOP caucus unanimously chose him to replace the defeated Representative Chris Dorworth in the line of succession.
“If there’s a problem, you try to solve it,” Governor Rick Scott says.
Incoming presiding officers Will Weatherford and Don Gaetz are turning their attention to organizing the Legislature after a campaign season that saw Republicans lose a handful of seats in each chamber.
Lenny Curry, the media-savvy chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, is telling colleagues he intends to seek a second term (his first full-term) as head of the state GOP and will publicly announce his intentions sometime before Thanksgiving.
The 2012 presidential election may be over, but that doesn’t mean Floridians are getting a break from politics.
Firebrand Republican Representative Allen West was defeated by Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy, according to the state’s vote count Saturday, but the incumbent won’t concede.
Allegations of a golf cart filled with prostitutes at a party in the Bahamas surfaced Friday in the criminal case against former Florida GOP Party Chairman Jim Greer.
The task force formed by Governor Rick Scott to review Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law holds its last hearing today, with recommendations about possible changes, if any, to shortly follow.
In a sign of its commitment to passenger rail service, Florida East Coast Industries has paid $2.5 million for downtown land it favors for a train station, the sole Palm Beach County stop on a proposed Miami-to-Orlando express line.
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement today after the Department of Health and Human Services announced it would give states more time to finish their health insurance exchange planning under the $2.6 trillion health spending law.
Louisiana’s state-run property insurer of last resort is $56 million in the red, after it covers claims for Hurricane Isaac and settles class-action lawsuits for improper handling of past storm claims.
- Louisiana insurance commissioner rejects pay increase for Citizens Property Insurance
- Opinion: Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance woes demand a fix
Kathy Donovan provides the scoop on reporting requirements for post-Sandy catastrophe claims, with updates from Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Superstorm Sandy has shut down the downtown Manhattan offices of New York state insurance regulators, causing a scramble to continue delivering essential services to the public and industry.
Amidst the power outages, gas shortages, mass transit shutdowns and school closures left behind in Superstorm Sandy’s wake, there’s one issue few people are talking about, and that’s the cost that homeowners will incur from mold damage.
The state of Louisiana sent a $3.5 million bill to the Texas company it blames for a massive sinkhole that has swallowed more than 5 acres of land in Assumption Parish and contaminated an aquifer.
Federal officials say in a report released November 9 that improvements to the New Orleans-area levee system did not cause Hurricane Isaac’s storm-surge flooding of areas in Louisiana that were not inundated during Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav.
Hurricane Sandy is forcing a re- evaluation of climate change, seawalls and the nation’s power grid.
Barack Obama was re-elected president of the United States in a close election that portends that current policies will be maintained.
Women have passed men on the nation’s roads.
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