Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mar 18, 2015


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.—Florida House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee meeting.  To view the agenda, click here.  Agenda includes consideration of the following bills and proposed committee substitutes, among others:

  • HB 1025 relating to Firesafety for Agricultural Buildings
  • HB 1053 relating to Motor Vehicle Insurance
  • HB 1133 relating to Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services
  • PCS for HB 669 relating to Insurance Claims
  • PCS for HB 895 relating to Flood Insurance
  • PCS for HB 1013 relating to Maximum Reimbursement Allowances for Workers’ Compensation Medical Services

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.–Florida Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors meeting.  Teleconference:  888-942-8686; Conf ID: 5743735657#.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

12:00 p.m.–FMAP Board of Governors meeting.  Teleconference: 888-942-8686 Participant Code: 5743735657#.  To view the meeting notice, click here.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Florida’s Citizens Now Accepting Alternative Mobile Home Valuation Tools

In response to concerns from mobile homeowners, Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance is now accepting different valuation strategies from policyholders to make certain their mobile and produced residences are appropriately covered. reports.


Florida Medicaid chief wants to have tentative agreement with feds by mid April

Florida’s top Medicaid official said on Tuesday he wants to have a tentative agreement with the federal government on how much Florida can expect to receive in supplemental Medicaid dollars by early to mid April.  Christine Jordan Sexton reports for 


Amendment 1 Spending Plan Lands Mixed Reviews

Florida’s natural springs would get $50 million, the Kissimmee River is in line for $30 million, and a wastewater plan for the Florida Keys is up for $25 million, under a newly released House proposal that would help carry out a voter-approved increase in conservation dollars.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via


Write-in candidate bill passes first committee stop

A bill that removes the requirement that write-in candidates live within the district of the seat they’re seeking has passed its first committee stop.  Members of the House Government Operations Subcommittee passed House Bill 4043 Tuesday morning with no discussion.’s Janelle Irwin reports.


Debbie Wasserman Schultz won’t run for U.S. Senate

Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Tuesday she won’t run for a Senate seat in Florida next year, leaving Democrats without a candidate known statewide to vie for the post Marco Rubio is expected to leave to run for president. reports. 


It’s Time for Insurance Reform in Louisiana

Thanks to government suppression of price signals, the dangers posed to coastal Louisiana have been purposely rendered invisible to those most vulnerable, Right Street’s Ian Adams blogs for Insurance Journal


Insurers, Reinsurers Differ on Government Terrorism Timing

The U.S. government should make a determination whether a loss event is an “act of terrorism” in either days or months, depending which sector of the insurance and reinsurance industry you ask. explores the issue.


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