Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events

There are no insurance-related events scheduled for today.


Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance expands clearinghouse to condo units

Condo owners seeking new or renewed coverage from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will be required to first await offers from private insurers beginning December 14.  Ron Hurtibise reports for the Sun-Sentinel.


Uber deregulation doesn’t mean much for traditional Sarasota taxis

Seemingly, many of the local transportation industry rules have shifted. But at this point most of the changes appear to be more on paper than in practice for many local taxi players.    Maggie Menderski reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


$256 million urine-testing settlement means $4.7 million for Florida

Florida announced on Monday its role in a $256 million national settlement, reported by The Palm Beach Post in October, concerning a scheme of kickbacks and fraudulent claims involving unnecessary urine testing by San Diego-based Millennium Health.


POLITICO Florida recap:  Governor Rick Scott’s budget rollout

Governor Rick Scott rolled out his $79.3 billion spending plan on Monday, and POLITICO Florida provided wall-to-wall coverage.


Medical marijuana industry gets off the ground

Nearly a year behind schedule, Florida health officials on Monday selected five “dispensing organizations” to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric medical marijuana for a select group of sick patients.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via the Lakeland Ledger.


Governor Scott names new secretary for Florida Lottery

Rick Scott made Tom Delacenserie interim secretary in late August. He took over after then-Secretary Cynthia O’Connell abruptly resigned amid questions about her work habits and her use of corporate credit cards.  The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.




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