Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, December 5
Dec 5, 2012
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2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.–Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance. To view the Committee Packet, click here.
- Introduction of Committee members and staff by the Committee Chair
- Overview of the Committee’s jurisdiction by the Committee staff
- Introduction of Agency Heads and brief discussion of top priorities
- Commissioner Drew Breakspear, Office of Financial Regulation
- Commissioner Kevin McCarty, Office of Insurance Regulation
- Other Related Meeting Documents
(Note: This event is Webcast live on The Florida Channel)
A panel of Florida lawmakers Tuesday embraced plans by state-run Citizens Property Insurance that would give private insurers $350 million in loans to encourage them to insure Florida homeowners and urged executives to find other ways to shrink the company.
- Citizens Property Insurance loan deal draws criticism at Florida House panel hearing
- Florida’s insurance divide on display as House panel takes first look at Citizens Property Insurance loan program
- Florida Legislators May Let Citizens Property Insurance Hike Rates
Wink News investigates a warning for homeowners about a company called Homeserve USA.
Back in 2011, the Florida Legislature voted to turn its Medicaid program over to private managed care companies. That required a waiver of federal law, and Florida’s request to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been hanging in the balance ever since.
While Florida Republican leaders grapple with carrying out the federal Affordable Care Act, the state’s primary-care physicians are poised to get a raise January 1 if they treat Medicaid patients.
Governor Rick Scott’s privatization plan suffered a $90 million setback and about 1,900 state employees won at least a temporary reprieve Tuesday as a circuit judge rebuffed a joint legislative budget panel’s decision allowing the state prison system to contract out for inmate health services in north Florida.
Florida’s top elections official told lawmakers Tuesday he’ll have better answers next month to their questions about elections problems.
Department of Economic Opportunity executive director Hunting Deutsch submitted his resignation letter to Governor Rick Scott’s office Tuesday morning.
Senate President Don Gaetz told committee chieftains to run their own committees Tuesday — after routinely checking with him to weed out “bad bills” and those that have no realistic prospects of passage.
Florida will pay more than $500,000 for historical pictures originally intended to be hung in the 1st District Court of Appeal building in Tallahassee, dubbed the “Taj Mahal” after media reports in 2010 uncovered opulent features and expenditures.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles may be on the road to court after failed attempts Tuesday to settle a dispute over who will make and distribute the state’s new license tags.
Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Tuesday that Hurricane Sandy made the case for passing their version of a bill containing funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- Mississippi disaster chief tells Congress that recovery efforts need aid faster
- To access testimony from the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on Hurricane Sandy yesterday, click here.
- To read details of the “FEMA Reauthorization Act,” click here.
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are girding for sticker-shock outrage from consumers as they prepare to implement across-the-board rate increases in the flood-insurance program.
Defending his agency’s expenditures on weapons and police vehicles for use by its anti-fraud unit, Oklahoma’s top insurance regulator said the purchases help ensure the safety of investigators and are not paid for with taxpayer money.
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