Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
Colodny Fass’ Katie Webb, lobbyist for the Florida Property & Casualty Association, noted that there is a national compromise agreement that the insurance industry reached with the TNC industry last spring that is similar to a bill sponsored by Senator David Simmons. Mitch Perry reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
The long-running battle between health care providers and insurance companies over balance-billing patients who go out of network in emergency medical situations came to a head on Tuesday in the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee. Christine Sexton reports for Politico Florida.
Governor Rick Scott said Tuesday that he might have to use gaming revenue to reach his top priority of getting $1 billion in tax cuts after state economists predicted a slowdown in economic growth. Matt Dixon reports for Politico Florida.
Florida is the battleground state – with both a presidential and U.S. Senate elections – where the rising number of Hispanic voters could make the most difference nationally, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Scott Powers reports for FloridaPolitics.com.
Thousands of parents and children in identical green-yellow shirts rallied Tuesday in support of the state’s private school voucher program, which helps low-income and minority students attend private schools. The Associated Press’ Gary Fineout reports via the Lakeland Ledger.
The International Accounting Standards Board plans to wrap up deliberations next week on technical matters for its project on insurance contracts, David Jones reports for BNA.
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