Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Dec 2, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
Florida Peninsula Insurance Company proudly announced today that it has expanded its Boca Raton headquarters by approximately 6,000 square feet, bringing the total office space to over 20,000 square feet. In addition, Florida Peninsula will be adding up to 40 new jobs including positions in human resources, marketing, claims, accounting and underwriting.
The 2015 Insurance Regulation Report Card, the R Street Institute’s annual publication, assigns scores in 10 different areas including solvency monitoring, anti-fraud efforts, rating and underwriting freedom, minimizing politicization of regulation, consumer protection and fostering competitive markets, Insurance Journal reports.
With President Barack Obama giving a nod to Miami, even a slightly exaggerated one, before world leaders in Paris, South Florida officials kicked off their own climate summit Tuesday in one of the region’s most vulnerable cities: Key West. The Miami Herald’s Jenny Staletovich reports.
Better buckle up for this one: A car-insurance website claims Florida does not have the worst drivers in the nation. It does not even rank in the top 10. Or top 30. Charles Elmore reports for the Palm Beach Post.
A Florida Senate bill determining the fate of dogs who cause severe harm to people passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Amaris Castillo reports for the Bradenton Herald.
Disagreement between two doctors in the Florida House over health policy flared up Tuesday, derailing a bill that would expand pharmacists’ role in health care. The Miami Herald’s Michael Auslen reports for the “Naked Politics” blog.
A blue-ribbon panel appointed by Governor Rick Scott has spent months gathering testimony from academics and heath care providers on how to improve the state’s health care delivery system but the Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding won’t be issuing any recommendations.
Governor Rick Scott paid a surprise visit to the House finance and tax committee on his birthday Tuesday to push his $1 billion tax cut proposal. His appearance at a legislative committee, a rarity for a governor, underscores how much of a priority the tax cut is for his administration, PoliticoFlorida.com’s Daniel Ducassi reports.
Senator Joe Negron of Stuart will be designated the Florida Senate president December 2.
The Florida Supreme Court will decide whether a Gadsden County pari-mutuel permitholder should be allowed to have slot machines without the express permission of the Legislature, in a case with widespread implications for gambling throughout the state. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via CBS-Miami.
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