Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016


Demolition Possible for Some St. Augustine Homes

Some homes in St. Augustine, Florida could be demolished because of damaged suffered during Hurricane Matthew, the Florida Times-Union reports via the PCI SmartBrief.


Florida Beaches See $77M in Hurricane Damage

Over 500 miles of Florida Beaches were damaged by two Hurricanes this year, the Naples Daily News reports via the PCI SmartBrief.


Citizens Pencils in Reinsurance Budget Amid Uncertainties

Florida Citizens Property Insurance has tentatively set aside $70M to spend on its Reinsurance Buying in 2017, as it faces rising losses from Water Claims and Assignment of Benefits Litigation, Insurance Insider reports.


Joe Negron Envisions Block Grant System for Medicaid in Florida

Senate President Joe Negron wants to start preparing for a day when Congress turns the Medicaid System into a Block-Grant Program.  Michael Moline reports for

·         Senators Working on New Medicaid Framework That Could Expand Coverage


Florida Highway Patrol Warns of Traffic Citation Scam

In a News Release sent Tuesday night, the Agency said a Company representing itself as the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles – or DHSMV – demands payment for “Citations.”  The Associated Press reports via


Florida Was One of The Nation’s Fastest-Growing States in Last Year
New figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Florida’s Population Grew by 1.8 percent in the last year.   The Associated Press reports via the Naples Daily News.


Florida Utility Regulator Lands New Job in Charge of Florida Parks

An outgoing State Utility Regulator is landing a New Job to Head Florida’s Parks System after the Old Director was abruptly demoted.  The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.


Seminole Tribe Pays State Nearly $20M in Gambling Money

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has paid the State nearly $20M this month in Gambling Revenue Share, according to Public Records released Tuesday.  Jim Rosica reports for

·         Federal Judge Won’t Change Mind on Blackjack Decision


Congressional Puerto Rico Task Force Releases Final Recommendations

A Bipartisan Congressional Task Force heavily influenced by Florida’s U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio released its Final Report Tuesday on dealing with Puerto Rico’s Economic Collapse offering scores of recommendations for helping the U.S. Territory, its Economy and its People.  Scott Powers reports for


Palm Beach County To Congress: Reimburse Us For Protecting Trump

The Palm Beach Post Reports that the County is sending a Letter to Congressional Members asking for help in getting reimbursed for resources devoted to securing Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s Palm Beach Mansion.


Mostyn Law Seeks New Trial Following State Farm Win In Hail Suit

Following a Summary Judgment Loss, the Mostyn Law Firm is asking for a New Trial in a Hail Lawsuit against State Farm Lloyds.  David Yates reports for the SE Texas Record.


Insurance Policy Shell Game Kickback Scheme Gets Bank Executives Barred by Federal Reserve for Financial Crimes

The Federal Reserve Board has barred two Former Employees of Regions Bank from employment in the Banking Industry following their Indictment for Financial Crimes involving Insurance Policy Kickbacks, Colodny Fass’ reports.




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