Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, December 7
Dec 7, 2011
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- Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
- Daily Florida Insurance-Related Bills Filed for 2012
- Daily Insurance-Related News
8:30 a.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (“FWCIGA”) Investment Committee meeting. To view the meeting notice, click here.
9:00 a.m.–FWCIGA Board of Directors meeting. To view the meeting notice, click here.
1:30 p.m.–Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Information Systems Advisory Committee meeting. To view the meeting notice, click here.
SB 1152 Relating to Repeal Of A Workers’ Compensation Independent Actuarial Peer Review Requirement by Senator Garrett Richter
SB 1152 would repeal provisions relating to the duty of the Florida Financial Services Commission to contract for a periodic report regarding an actuarial peer review and analysis of the ratemaking process of any licensed rating organization that makes rate filings for workers’ compensation insurance. Effective Date: July 1, 2012
The governor is relying on state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to advocate for its own reforms this year without much pressure from his office.
Governor Rick Scott said Tuesday he is concerned about Florida’s state-backed property insurer providing discounted coverage on new construction projects in high-risk areas.
Citizens Property Insurance could get a green light today to implement changes that would lead to fewer policies, higher premiums and less financial risk for all Floridians.
It’s really difficult to swallow the insurance companies arguments that in spite of six years without a hurricane, they still need to raise rates.
State changes could cause some to lose discounts
“My husband George and I are just one of tens of thousands of homeowners who, through no fault of our own, have been devastated by having defective drywall in our home,” Fort Myers resident Brenda Brincku told the congressional committee.
Florida’s property insurance crisis can be summed up in two words: Underfunded. Overexposed.
A panel appointed by Governor Rick Scott to review the role of tax-supported hospitals moved closer to a controversial conclusion on Tuesday, advancing a series of recommendations that could dramatically change the funding of public hospitals.
Facing a budget deficit Senate President Haridopolos says, “Clearly, I’m going to try to look for savings in hospitals.”
Florida Governor Rick Scott is rolling out his proposed budget for 2012.
The chairman of the House Redistricting Committee says Republicans will be more disappointed than Democrats as they review the seven maps proposed for the state’s new congressional districts.
- Proposed Florida House redistricting maps pit incumbents against each other
- House redistricting maps would add Hispanic seats
After adding on an average of $1 billion of debt per year for the past 10 years, Florida’s overall state debt dropped this year for the first time in at least two decades.
Among other things, the current draft of a proposed House Rulemaking and Regulation Committee bill would reinstate executive orders and make clear that the Legislature grants the governor the authority to oversee rulemaking by the agency heads he appoints.
Although the governor’s office has said he wants mandatory training for low-skilled workers seeking benefits, Representative Doug Holder, R-Sarasota, who is backing the bill, said the training would be optional.
A bill that would streamline permitting and remove regulatory duplication passed a House committee on Tuesday despite concerns raised by environmental groups and the Florida Association of Counties.
Florida Governor Rick Scott wants a billion dollar boost for the state’s public schools in the coming year.
House and Senate sponsors said they’ll push for changes in Florida’s drug law even if it’s upheld by the Florida Supreme Court.
A bill that would repeal the state requirement for ethanol in motor vehicle fuel passed a House committee despite opposition from managers of planned ethanol plants.
Senate President Mike Haridopolos said Tuesday that ousted Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer should receive a $123,000 severance payment at the center of a legal dispute if he is cleared of criminal charges.
There’s not enough evidence to prove defective drywall is a significant health hazard, federal officials said Tuesday.
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