Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Sep 22, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
- 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.–Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (“FCHLPM”) meeting. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
Some of Pinellas’ show-runners have decided sea level rise is a subject worth exploring, Devon Crumpacker reports for SaintPetersBlog.com.
South Florida lawmakers plan to do something to increase safety on our waterways. They’re just not quite sure what. Dan Sweeney reports for the Sun-Sentinel.
Florida Governor Rick Scott says he will push to spend more money on mental health and substance abuse programs, the Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.
Florida Hospital’s parent company Adventist Health System has agreed to pay $115 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle claims that it offered excessive pay and generous perks to doctors to entice them to refer patients in violation of federal law, according to a settlement agreement released Monday. Skyler Swisher reports for the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Pharmacists would have to get extra training and be encouraged to fill valid prescriptions for controlled substances under a proposed rule revamp aimed at ending the “pharmacy crawl” forced on patients who can’t get their pain medications filled. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via SayfieReview.com.
Governor Rick Scott will fly to Kentucky early Tuesday for two days of private meetings in Lexington and Louisville with unidentified business owners about moving or expanding to Florida. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via SayfieReview.com.
WalletHub, the online personal finance resource, says Florida has one of the least fair tax systems in the nation, ranking 45th overall, Tampa Tribune’s Jerome Stockfish reports.
To avoid an anticipated crush of applicants in Florida, now is a good time to apply for both first-time passports and renewals, the State Department says. September to December is the slowest time of the year. Arlene Satchell reports via the Orlando Sentinel.
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold a public hearing on a request by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to increase maximum policy liability limits, Insurance Journal reports.
The surplus lines stamping fee rate in Texas will increase next year to 0.15 percent of the gross premium amount of surplus lines insurance polices, Insurance Journal reports.
An intriguing new study is warning about how global warming will increase flooding in U.S. coastal cities, Brian Palmer reports for OnEarth.com
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rebuking an Illinois levee district over “unauthorized alterations” the federal agency says make some communities on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River more prone to flooding. The Associated Press reports via FOX KTVI-TV.
Montauk Credit Union, a large provider of loans to taxi medallion owners, was seized on Friday by New York State’s top financial regulator, Reuters’ Jonathan Stempel reports via Insurance Journal.
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