Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sep 29, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


  • 9:00 a.m.–Florida Cabinet meeting.  Click here to view the complete agenda.    
    • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation agenda
      • Approval of contract with proposed consultant to conduct Worker’s Compensation Peer Review  
      • For final adoption:
        • Proposed amendments to Rule 69O-166.031, “Mediation of Property Insurance Claims,” would cross reference Florida Department of Financial Services’ Rule 69J-166.031, which comprehensively addresses mediation of residential and commercial property insurance claims. Whereas the two rules used to be identical, the DFS rule changed.  Amendments to the OIR rule also would maintain the penalty for an insurer’s failure to appear at the mediation conference. 
  • Florida Citizens Property Insurance (“Citizens”) Committee meetings.
    • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.–Depopulation Commmittee.  Teleconference:  (855) 312-8651; conference code:  6201359987#.  To view the meeting documents, click here.
    • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.–Market Accountability Advisory Committee.  Teleconference:  (866) 361-7525; conference code:  7849939192#.  To view the meeting documents, click here.
    • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.–Finance and Investment Committee.  Teleconference:  (866) 361-7525; conference code:  2478401990#.  To view the meeting documents, click here.
    • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.–Audit Committee.  Teleconference:  (866) 361-7525; conference code:  3877541849#.  To view the meeting documents, click here.
    • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.–Actuarial and Underwriting Committee.  Teleconference:  (866) 361-7525; conference code:  8632017402#.  To view the meeting documents, click here.
  • 1:00 p.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association Audit Committee meeting.  Tallahassee, Florida.  To view the meeting notice, click here.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Mayor says Uber, Lyft will be legal in Miami-Dade by end of year

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will be legal in Miami-Dade by the end of the year, Mayor Carlos Gimenez predicted Monday as he promised a major rewrite of county taxi laws that would deregulate “a substantial part” of the cab industry.  The Miami Herald’s Glenn Garvin and Doug Hanks report.


Governor Rick Scott calls for more regulation of hospitals

In his latest dispute with Florida hospitals, Governor Rick Scott called for additional regulations, including a requirement that they disclose more information about prices charged to patients.  The Associated Press’ Kelli Kennedy reports via the Naples Daily News.


Florida Workers’ Comp Fraud Sting Leads to 9 Arrests

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud announced nine arrests following a multi-agency workers’ compensation sting in Manatee County, Florida, Insurance Journal reports.


Redistricting ruling could come next week

After closing arguments in a three-day hearing over the shape of the state’s congressional districts, a Leon County judge said Monday he will try to choose a map to recommend to the Florida Supreme Court next week.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Brandon Larrabee reports via


Eisnaugle seeks to curtail Speaker power amid House leadership fight

Amid an ongoing intra-GOP fight to become House Speaker in 2020, State Representative Eric Eisnaugle is unveiling proposals for weakening the power of the job he’s seeking.  Gray Rohrer reports for the Orlando Sentinel.




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