Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report — Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
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10:00 a.m.–Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association Investment Committee meeting. To view the agenda, click here.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.–Florida Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors meeting. Teleconference: 888-942-8686; conference code: 5743735657#. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Since its creation, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has worked hard to balance its dual mission of providing quality insurance coverage to policyholders who do not have private market options while minimizing the financial risk to all Floridians who must pay up following a major storm or series of disasters, writes Citizens’ President and CEO Barry Gilway in this Tampa Bay Times editorial opinion.
Sun-Sentinel columnist Mike Mayo says it’s better to be “cleared out” than “taken out” of Citizens Property Insurance.
Barring a major shift among Republicans it remains unlikely that Florida will move ahead with an expansion of Medicaid, a key component of the Affordable Care Act. SaintPetersBlog.com’s Christine Jordan Sexton reports.
Florida lawmakers voted Tuesday to throw out the results of the House District 64 election, creating a vacancy in that district. Governor Rick Scott is expected to call a special election, reports Kathleen McGrory on the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.
With the combative Florida gubernatorial race behind him, Governor Rick Scott promoted five key first-term staff members to new roles in his Executive Office, SaintPetersBlog.com’s Peter Schorsch reports.
The Republican hegemony of the Florida Legislature continued Tuesday with the formal elections of the next leaders of the House and Senate, two like-minded Central Florida lawmakers who vowed to capitalize on the mandate given to them by voters, Michael Van Sickler and Mary Ellen Klas report for the Times Tampa Bay Times.
The stakes are being raised in Northeast Florida as candidates maneuver for position in the battle for an open Florida Senate seat. A statewide Republican official waded into a competitive primary on Tuesday, while a new Democratic candidate has emerged to run, Kevin Derby reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
A Gainesville political consultant is asking the Florida Supreme Court to halt its decision to force the release of 538 pages of redistricting documents, the Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports via the “Naked Politics” blog.
A new report puts Florida’s undocumented immigrants at 925,000, and the state was one of seven in the country to see that population jump in recent years. The Miami Herald’s Chris Adams reports on the “Naked Politics” blog.
Applying international capital requirements to property/casualty insurers is likely to result in higher premiums and fewer choices for consumers, according to a report released by PCI and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.
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