Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Oct 25, 2016


Florida Hurricane Matthew Insurance Claims Now Worth Nearly $550 Million

The number of Insurance Claims following Hurricane Matthew has now surpassed 91,000, with Estimated Losses rising to $549 Million.  Matthew Moline reports for


Florida Group Offers Recommendations Post Hurricane Hermine

On Monday, a Group of Former Politicos, Lobbyists and Business Owners released recommendations on how to improve response, logistics and communications following the wrath of Hurricane Hermine.  Tamaryn Waters reports for the Tallahassee Democrat.

Trump Took $17M in Insurance in 2005 for Florida Storm Damage Few Remember

Donald Trump said he received a $17 Million Insurance Payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his Private Club in Palm Beach, but The Associated Press found little evidence of such large-scale damage.  The Associated Press’ Jeff Horwitz and Terry Spencer report via ABC Action News.


Mosaic Signs Consent Order For Sinkhole Repair

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection signed a consent order with Mosaic Company formalizing the steps already agreed to in dealing with the Sinkhole at the New Wales Plant and the fallout from that.  The Lakeland Ledger reports.


Florida Spirals Away From Trump

With the GOP Nominee trailing in Poll after Poll and lacking a Ground Game, a low turnout may be Trump’s only hope of carrying the State.  Marc Caputo reports for Politico Florida.


Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Tackles Guardianship Amid Complaints

Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga on Monday announced Members of a Task Force that will focus on the growing concern about Guardianships in Florida’s Courts.  John Pacenti reports for the Palm Beach Post.


PolitiFact Florida Examines Al Gore’s Warning About Utilities’ Plan For Solar Amendment

The Former Vice President said the State Measure gives Utilities the power to kill Net Metering, the Tampa Bay Times reports.


South Florida is a Focus of Obama Human-Trafficking Initiative

South Florida is the Third-Most-Active Region for Sex Trafficking in the Country, with Minors often the Victims, according to the Justice Department.  McClatchy’s James Rosen reports.


Progressive’s Barbagallo Elected Chair of PCI

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Elected New Officers to its Board of Governors this week during the Association’s Annual Meeting. John Barbagallo, Commercial Lines Group President, Progressive Insurance Group, was elected PCI’s Chair; Kurt Bock, CEO, Country Financial, was elected First Vice Chair; and Pete McPartland, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Sentry Insurance, was elected Second Vice Chair, Insurance Journal reports.


Former Vermont Regulator Donegan Joins NCCI as Chief Regulatory Services Officer

Susan Donegan has been named as the New Chief Regulatory Services Officer for the NCCI, Insurance Journal reports.



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