Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, May 7
May 7, 2014
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled today.
President Barack Obama has approved federal financial assistance for residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, NorthEscambia.com reports.
Regulators have approved Southern Oak Insurance to select up to 10,000 policies from state-run Citizens Property Insurance in July, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, who also serves as Florida’s State Fire Marshal, recognized May 4 to 10 as Arson Awareness Week 2014, Claims Journal reports.
County taxi cops made good on their threat to issue fines and citations against Lyft and Uber drivers over the weekend. Some drivers got $100 fines, some $500.
Milberg LLP today announced that the United States Department of Justice and a whistleblower represented by the firm have reached an agreement with Florida-based Baptist Health System Inc. (“BHS”) to resolve civil fraud liability under the Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) for $2.5 million.
Allstate Insurance Company is launching a recruitment campaign to appoint 61 new agency owners in Florida this year, InsuranceNewsNet.com reports.
A federal appeals court this week rejected arguments that the Seminole Tribe of Florida should be exempt from state taxes when fueling up vehicles on nontribal lands, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via SunshineStateNews.com.
A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a challenge to Florida’s teacher evaluation system, The Florida Current’s James Call reports.
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are being advised by staff members to approve Florida Power & Light’s plan to build two nuclear reactors at the Turkey Point complex in Miami-Dade County, THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via the Orlando Sentinel.
Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will connect its policyholders with experienced, licensed and insured local contractors in a program with The Home Depot, The Advocate reports.
Allstate Insurance, Northbrook, Illinois, has been assigned a patent (8,719,134) developed by five co-inventors for an insurance rating plan, InsuranceNewsNet.com reports.
Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy is taking a stand against a bill being heard in the House Insurance Committee that would make it harder for state residents to collect unclaimed life insurance benefits, InsuranceNewsNet.com reports.
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