Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Nov 6, 2013
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There are no insurance-related events scheduled today.
Florida Senator David Simmons, chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, wants customers of state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. who don’t live in Florida to pay rates on par with those of private companies, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
Florida lawmakers next year will once again consider moving from a no-fault auto insurance system to a system in which only the insurer of an at-fault driver pays for medical costs resulting from an accident, The Florida Current’s Gray Rohrer reports.
After serving two earlier stints in the job, Steve Burgess was named Tuesday as Florida’s insurance consumer advocate, Matt Dixon cites THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA for the Florida Times-Union.
Florida state officials announced Tuesday that United Services Automobile Association (USAA) will expand its presence in Hillsborough County, creating up to 1,215 new jobs and $164.3 million in capital investment by 2019, Insurance Journal reports.
Universal Insurance Holdings, the owner of Florida’s largest private property insurer, had its most profitable third quarter ever, Brian Bandell reports for South Florida Business Journal.
When it comes to climate change, one thing is certain: our oceans are rising. And South Florida is expected to be among the first regions on Earth to experience the impact. In fact, some initial preparations are already underway, WLRN’s Daniel Hicks reports.
Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation recently issued a final order approving the rate increase of 0.7 percent for workers’ compensation rates in Florida, Insurance Journal reports.
State Rep. Matt Gaetz called for a ban preventing property and auto insurers from refusing to renew of issue policies based on legal ownership of firearms, Peter Schorsch of SaintPetersBlog.com reports.
Florida TaxWatch, a bipartisan watchdog of state tax policy, will release its annual list of cost savings suggestions for the 2014 Legislative Session today, Phil Ammann reports for SaintPetersBlog.com.
A Senate select committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted recommendations to reduce water flowing from Lake Okeechobee and smothering east and west coast estuaries after speakers and senators praised the panel’s speedy work, The Florida Current’s Bruce Ritchie reports.
Florida’s Secretary of State doesn’t call his plan to remove ineligible voters from the rolls a “purge” or “scrub.” “List management” is Ken Detzner’s preferred terminology, Tampa Bay Times’ Tia Mitchell reports via the Miami Herald’s “Naked Politics” blog.
Many of the ills of the modern world – starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease – are likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts. Seth Borenstein reports for Insurance Journal.
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