Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, November 5
Nov 5, 2013
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1:00 p.m.–Florida House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee. To view the meeting notice and agenda, click here.
- Presentation on Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) policyholder takeout process and update on Clearinghouse implementation
- Presentation on Florida’s workers’ compensation rates and competitiveness in the market
1:30 p.m.–Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance. To view the meeting notice and agenda, click here.
- Presentation on Citizens policyholder takeout process and update on Clearinghouse implementation
- Presentation on Personal Injury Protection
Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Inc., a wholly-owned insurance subsidiary of HCI Group, Inc., has assumed more than 34,000 homeowners’ policies from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Florida’s state-operated insurance company, a news release reports.
A legislative committee adopted rules Monday for auditing of lobbyist financial reports, starting in 2015, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
A lawyer who headed the transition to electronic filing of court documents for public defenders was sworn in Monday as clerk of the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
From the political adviser he once called “maestro” to the U.S. senator who drove him out of the Republican Party, the Florida GOP was ready to start roughing up former Gov. Charlie Crist as soon as he formally announced Monday that he wants to return to the governor’s mansion as a Democrat, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
- GOP’s obsession with Crist could make his light shine brighter
- As Crist jumps in race, mudslinging starts
Mingling money, politics and legislation is nothing new in Tallahassee, but an email leaked last week provides a glimpse at just how much pressure Republican lawmakers are under to maintain their dominance in campaign fundraising, Michael Van Sickler reports for Tampa Bay Times.
Gov. Rick Scott’s executive order creating a task force to study transportation planning around the Orlando area is winning support from some environmentalists, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
The escape of two convicted killers who used fraudulent release documents was not an inside job at the Franklin County Correctional Institution or the Orange County Courthouse, the state’s top cop told a Senate committee Monday, The Florida Current’s Bill Cotterell reports.
A select Senate committee on Tuesday will consider a 23-page draft report with recommendations on how to protect the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries from excessive freshwater flows from Lake Okeechobee, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
Gov. Rick Scott is in Japan all week for a trade mission to promote economic ties with Florida, Steve Bousquet blogs for Tampa Bay Times “The Buzz.”
A U.S. housing regulator will bar mortgage companies from accepting lucrative payments to arrange a controversial form of homeowners’ insurance, according to government officials, Alan Zibel and Lelie Scism report for the Wall Street Journal.
Bank of America Corp has won the dismissal of an unusual lawsuit by shareholders accusing it of concealing a $10 billion fraud case brought by American International Group Inc., Reuters reports via National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com.
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