Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, February 27
Feb 27, 2013
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There are no Florida-related insurance events scheduled for today.
Hoping to convince lawmakers to make significant reforms on the politically thorny issue of property insurance, a business group has released an interactive map showing legislators how many of their constituents are covered by Citizens Property Insurance.
A cost-conscious Citizens Property Insurance is tightening its budgetary belt.
Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance has been facing serious financial problems that have also attracted a great deal of criticism to the state-run organization.
Citizens Property Insurance is on shaky financial ground because its actuarial numbers don’t add up – the value of the properties it insures exceeds the amount of money it can pay out in claims should a major hurricane hit Florida.
Getting a handle on property insurance rates is a top priority in the upcoming Florida Legislature 2013 regular session, but it’s no easy task, according to popular consensus at Monday night’s Town Hall session hosted by WLRN and the Miami Herald.
- To watch a video replay of Monday’s WLRN event, click here.
Floridians would face about $7.19 billion in post-hurricane taxes to make up the funding shortfalls of state-run Citizens Property Insurance.
The Florida Physical Therapy Association agrees Florida’s Personal Injury Protection auto insurance laws needed improvement to rid the system of fraud and abuse.
Four former WellCare executives accused of defrauding the Medicaid program of more than $30 million put up their first courtroom defense Tuesday.
A chorus of opposition is starting to take hold in the Florida Cabinet to Governor Rick Scott’s stunning support for expanding Medicaid, with Attorney General Pam Bondi saying she objects to the idea.
Barriers are breaking in the insurance market between employers and quality dental plans optimized for employee needs.
When it comes to building a more diverse and competitive state economy, Governor Rick Scott and many in the Florida Legislature deserve credit for moving our state in the right direction.
A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to lift an injunction against a 2011 Florida law that would require drug tests for people seeking public-assistance benefits — spurring Governor Rick Scott to vow an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Newly elected Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Allison Tant announced the appointment of four top deputies Tuesday, including a specialist in political social media, drawn from important constituencies in different parts of the state as the party prepares for next year’s race against Governor Rick Scott.
Legislation filed in Florida would exempt coal ash from power plants and cement kilns from being classified as hazardous waste.
Audubon Florida Executive Director Eric Draper says he’s encouraging other environmentalists not get as worked up over some bills as they have in past legislative sessions.
It took Will Weatherford 10 years to catapult from political novice to one of Florida’s most influential legislators.
Senate budget chief Joe Negron also chairs his chamber’s Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.