Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, November 27
Nov 27, 2012
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11 a.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors Budget Workshop; Teleconference: 888-942-8686; participant code: 5743735657#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
The forms used by property insurers across the state to calculate insurance discounts for homeowners are seriously flawed and must be completely thrown out, an administrative judge has found in a potentially ground-breaking ruling.
Citizens Property Insurance was created in 2002 by the state to protect Floridians unable to find private insurance coverage.
As hurricane season ends Friday, Florida’s last-resort insurer Citizens has paid $32 million in storm claims through October 31, a report released Monday shows — putting little dent in a pile of leftover money expected to grow well past $6 billion by year’s end.
Look, we’ve all had those best-forgotten moments of inebriated indiscretions, not unlike the night the gang from Citizens Property Insurance headed over to Coyote Ugly in Tampa, perhaps to discuss, over too many cocktails, how to wring more money and misery out of their beleaguered policyholders.
Governor Rick Scott has ordered an investigation into the management of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. after numerous reports of scandal and misconduct.
The board members of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. can accomplish a lot at today’s meeting by acknowledging that the state-run insurer has become a corruption-ridden scam artist that threatens Florida’s economic recovery.
An insurance company with a record of consumer confusion and accusations of deceptive advertising is papering Florida with direct-mail advertisements that look more like bills from the government.
Committee assignment are rolling out of Tallahassee, and with the decision on a state healthcare exchange still looming, the Health and Human Services Committee has a full plate.
Insurance insecurity is gripping hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents.
State Senator Joe Negron, R-Stuart, was picked Monday to serve as chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, which is regarded as one of the Legislature’s more powerful positions.
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Florida’s two largest electric utilities won state approval Monday to charge customers $294 million in costs for future nuclear facilities in 2013, despite objections from consumer advocates.
County tax collectors and two other license plate groups filed formal protests Monday accusing Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles of overstepping its authority with plans to outsource parts of its license plate operation.
Governor Rick Scott on Monday challenged Florida’s community and state colleges to develop four-year degrees that would cost no more than $10,000, which also would continue their move into an area that was once the sole domain of the state’s public universities.
State water managers have granted the owners of Adena Springs Ranch additional time to finalize their application for one of the most controversial water-consumption permits in recent memory.
The retired firefighter from Lake Mary didn’t listen to the experts, waged a grass-roots campaign against Chris Dorworth — a future House Speaker, and won.
Major insurers have turned the nonprofit Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association into a multibillion-dollar “political tool” to keep premiums high and “advance the insurance industry agenda of passing legislation capping no-fault benefits,” a class action claims in Federal Court.
Moss Point’s building official expects a court date will be set in December to start proceedings that will determine if 47 properties meet compliance regulations that require residents to elevate homes in flood plains across Moss Point.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has announced that Bob Tomlinson, the Kansas Insurance Department’s assistant commissioner, has accepted a position in the state Department of Administration.
Hurricane Sandy could cost the nation a staggering $50 billion, about a third of the cost of Hurricane Katrina – to date the most costly disaster in United States history.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently named 29 consumer liaison representatives for 2013.
Workers’ compensation for Peace Corps volunteers might improve if the Peace Corps and the U.S. Department of Labor took full advantage of the information they have about it, the Government Accountability Office says.
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