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 Announces Major Headquarter Expansion in Boca Raton and the Addition of 40 New Jobs

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. 


Florida Fares Poorly in R-Street’s Annual Insurance Regulation Grade

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.


Far from Paris, South Florida climate talks begin in Key West

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.


Florida Drivers Not the Worst

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.


Florida Senate bill on severe injuries by dogs passes Senate Judiciary Committee

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.


Two doctors in Florida House clash openly over health care policy

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.


Governor’s Hospital Commission agrees to prepare health care “observations”

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.


Scott makes surprise House visit to pitch his tax cut proposal

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,’s Daniel Ducassi reports.


Joe Negron to be designated Florida Senate President today

Senator Joe Negron of Stuart will be designated the Florida Senate president December 2.


Florida Supreme Court To Decide On Slot Machines

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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