Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, November 6
Nov 6, 2012
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12:30 p.m.–Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (“FIGA”) Finance and Audit Committee meeting; Tampa, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
2:00 p.m.–FIGA Board of Directors meeting; Tampa, Florida. To view the meeting notice, click here.
As millions of Floridians head to the polls on Tuesday, about 175,000 homeowners will face another stark choice: Stay with Citizens Property Insurance Corp., or allow a smaller private company to take over their policy.
Hurricane Sandy certainly earned the superstorm moniker.
A South Florida money-laundering network secretly transferred more than $30 million in illegal Medicare profits through a remittance firm with shell companies in not only Canada and Trinidad, but also in Mexico, according to court records filed Monday.
In September 2011, eight months into her job as Florida attorney general, Pam Bondi made her first visit to the Miami office of her agency’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
So far, more than 4.5 million Floridians have already voted, sometimes after waiting in hours-long lines.
- Blog: Florida confounds the candidates in the run-up to Election Day
- As Florida voters face long lines, Florida Governor Rick Scott stands firm
- Blog: Florida Democrats settle federal voting lawsuit with Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach
- Blog: Miami-Dade elections supervisor asked for — but wasn’t granted — special directive from state for absentee ballots from Florida voters hit by Sandy
Lawyers for industrial consumers on Monday questioned Progress Energy Florida’s approach to calculating how much insurance money the utility can expect in 2013 to help pay for power to replace output from a crippled nuclear reactor.
House Appropriations Chairwoman Denise Grimsley’s campaign for a Senate seat this year has received relatively little attention.
Maria Cruz’s work schedule for cleaning large retail stores was easy to understand — seven days a week, eight hours per day.
Jamie Williams leans over, snatches a hard, green tomato off a staked vine and slices through the middle in a swift, rote motion he’s repeated hundreds of times through the years.
The state is considering whether to appeal a judge’s decision against a law that requires Florida-resident U.S. citizens to pay out-of-state tuition if they depend on parents who are illegal immigrants.
For the insurance industry, there is more at stake in the November 6 election than who goes to or stays in the White House and Congress.
Insurance companies and their trade groups are continuing to talk to state regulators about the decision of several jurisdictions to tell insurers they cannot impose hurricane deductibles for losses suffered from Superstorm Sandy.
The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation today warned Detroit-area drivers they may have unknowingly purchased fraudulent automobile insurance policies from unlicensed insurance agent Shaker Uddin Sadeak, though an unlicensed insurance agency named Al Baraka Enterprise in Southfield.
Although federal disaster-relief officials have paid out about $200 million to residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy, many storm victims are getting the unwelcome news that they don’t qualify for federal money.
Medicare officials are encouraging 525,000 beneficiaries to switch out of these 26 Medicare Advantage and drug plans that have received low ratings for three consecutive years and enroll in better plans for next year.
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