Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, June 19

Jun 19, 2013


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


8:30 a.m.-Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association (“FWCIGA”) Investment Committee meetingOrlando, Florida.

9:30 a.m.–FWCIGA Board of Directors meeting.  Orlando, Florida.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to meeting conclusion–Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology meeting.  (Continued from June 18).  To view the meeting notice, click here.  To view the agenda, click here.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida seeks Citizens Property Insurance inspector general applicants

Governor Rick Scott has tasked Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel with conducting a nationwide search for the new citizens inspector general, the Crestview News-Bulletin reports.


Affordable Care Act “Get Covered” Campaign Launches in Tampa

A national movement to find the uninsured and get them plugged into benefits under the Affordable Care Act kicked off Tuesday night at a house party  in Tampa, Carol Gentry reports for Health News Florida.


New poll shows Governor gaining on Crist

Florida voters probably aren’t going to start liking Gov. Rick Scott, but an improving economy can help him win re-election next year if enough of them are skeptical of ex-Gov. Charlie Crist’s change of parties and positions, according to a statewide poll released Tuesday, Bill Cotterell reports.


Attorney General Bondi Sues Nationwide Pools for Alleged Deceptive and Unfair Practices

Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that her office has sued Nationwide Pools, Inc. and its owner Keith Stuart, alleging that the company has violated Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.


Orlando International Tops In Florida Airport Gun Seizures

Orlando International Airport has stopped more armed passengers trying to board flights than any other Florida airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration, reports Henry Pierson Curtis for the Orlando Sentinel.


Former State Representative Ronald Brise Among 24 Public Service Commission Applicants

At least 24 people have applied for two seats on the Public Service Commission, including Art Graham and former state Rep. Ronald Brisé, whose four-year terms are ending in January, Bruce Ritchie reports for The Florida Current.


Proposed Rules Would Hamper Florida House Democrats From Disciplining Dissenters

Revisions have been made to proposed rule changes that could have the effect of purging moderates from the Florida House Democratic Caucus, even as their author tells Eric Giunta of Sunshine State News they might not even see the light of day.


Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Caps Public Adjuster Fees 

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has issued a bulletin to all Oklahoma-licensed public adjusters advising them not to charge customers more than 10 percent of the total claim settlement.


Guy Carpenter:  Alternative capacity to reach 15% of property catastrophe reinsurance

Guy Carpenter & Co. L.L.C. has said that alternative reinsurance capacity likely will reach 15% of the global property catastrophe reinsurance market in 2013, rising from just 8% in 2008, reports via Business Insurance.


Aetna to stop selling individual health plans in California

Aetna Inc. will stop selling individual health insurance policies in California next month, just weeks after opting out of the exchange that is being established as part of the national health care reforms, a state regulator said Tuesday, the Tampa Tribune reports.



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