Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Mar 18, 2015
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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.
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. Insurangle.com reports.
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 SaintPetersBlog.com.
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 SunshineStateNews.com.
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. SaintPetersBlog.com’s Janelle Irwin reports.
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. Politico.com reports.
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
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. RiskMarketNews.com explores the issue.
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