Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, May 18
May 18, 2011
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10:00 a.m.–Florida Board of Employee Leasing Companies Board of Directors Meeting; Teleconference: 888-808-6959; conference code: 9226020. To view the agenda, click here.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law legislation that promises to lower costs for the state’s property insurers, including what they pay on sinkhole claims.
The insurance industry celebrated Tuesday after Governor Rick Scott signed a sweeping property insurance bill into law.
A sweeping and controversial measure aimed at reducing costs to property insurers and liability for taxpayers was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Rick Scott, who said it was a significant first step in restoring the private insurance market in Florida.
A law Governor Rick Scott signed Tuesday is expected strengthen property insurance companies that cover damages to homes and businesses from hurricanes, fires and other hazards, but critics say it’ll mean higher rates for their customers.
Governor Rick Scott signed into law on Tuesday a sweeping property Insurance bill that allows insurance companies to raise rates 15 percent annually to cover rising costs.
Governor Rick Scott signed a property insurance bill into law Tuesday that will allow insurers to raise rates up to 15 percent a year to cover reinsurance costs.
A measure aimed at reducing costs to property insurers and liability for taxpayers, sponsored by Senator Garrett Richter, R-Naples, was signed into law Tuesday by Governor Rick Scott, who said it was a step in restoring the private insurance market in Florida.
Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday signed into law a bill backed by the Insurance industry which makes it harder for homeowners to collect on sinkhole and hurricane claims.
Senator Mike Fasano, who has been a vocal opponent of Senate Bill 408, a comprehensive property insurance package that includes a substantial rate increase for homeowners, expresses his extreme disappointment that Governor Scott signed the bill into law today.
Governor Rick Scott today signed this year’s insurance “reform” bill that allegedly helps consumers by raising their prices, reducing their coverage and creating new hurdles to getting claims paid.
A panel chaired by Governor Rick Scott has agreed to file an emergency rule giving the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund more time to respond to an influx of claims from 2005 storms.
The Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund could issue up to $12 billion of bonds if needed to pay claims during this year’s hurricane season, according to estimates prepared by senior managers.
Emergency managers, government leaders, researchers and meteorologists meet this week in Fort Lauderdale at the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference.
The state Insurance regulator will have a public hearing on life insurance companies’ practices on Thursday.
Even during a troubled economy, and possibly because of it, business has never been better for Paul Colbert.
Judge Paul Hawkes on Tuesday was charged with six instances of judicial misconduct and could be thrown off the bench for actions alleged during his time at the 1st District Court of Appeal.
Governor Rick Scott said he intends to hack away at the state budget that lawmakers passed earlier this month, but defended his own decision to spend state dollars to tack his name onto highway welcome signs.
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Governor Rick Scott is expected to sign into law on Wednesday a contentious elections bill and likely spark a confrontation with federal authorities.
Two dozen Florida doctors who lost their Drug Enforcement Administration licenses as part of a federal crackdown on pain clinics still have clear Florida medical licenses.
Pasco County and SunWest Acquisition Corp. requested permission to dredge an 85-foot wide channel 4.8 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to a proposed county park and subdivision.
On a spring morning in 1995, real-estate developer B.B. Nelson walked into a Melbourne office of the St. Johns River Water Management District with a military smoke bomb.
The Florida black bear, once hunted statewide, has been legally protected as an imperiled species since 1974.
A large power plant with smokestacks up to 150 feet high has been proposed for a patch of Florida panther habitat south of Lake Okeechobee, setting up what is likely to be a bitter fight with environmentalists.
Some public school employees consider themselves and Florida’s students victims of the 2011 legislative session, calling it a massacre against quality education.
A third catastrophe risk modeling firm has weighed in on estimating insured losses from the late April tornado outbreak, putting a price tag of up to $6 billion on the insured damages.
One of the most daunting tasks facing the new federal agency charged with protecting Americans’ wallets is also the most basic: answering complaints from consumers.
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