Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, October 17

Oct 17, 2012


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


9:30 a.m.–Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Proposed Rule Hearing;  Proposed repeal of Rule 69O-148.001, “Funding of Preneed Contracts,” which addresses the sale of life and annuity products by agents to fund preneed funeral contracts.  It limits the amount of insurance that may be written to $7,500, which conflicts with the $12,500 limit permitted under s.626.785, F.S.

10:00 a.m.–Florida Board of Employee Leasing Companies Board meeting; Orlando, Florida.



    Daily Insurance-Related News


    Citizens Property Insurance eliminates corporate integrity office

    Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has disbanded its Office of Corporate Integrity, a curious move for a state-run company that has seen a 52-percent increase in internal complaints and is being investigated for lavish executive spending and other corporate improprieties.


    Homegrown insurer looks to grow more

    Florida Peninsula Insurance Co. decided 2005 was a good time to get into the property insurance market when others were getting out.


    Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 12 in Florida

    Florida health officials have tracked down 1,026 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in a growing nationwide meningitis outbreak.


    Incoming Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wants substantive changes on education, ethics, but with softer style

    The incoming Senate President would like to eliminate committees of continuing existence, enact stricter conflict of interest rules and see the state’s higher education system produce more graduates ready to step into the workforce.


      Internal Revenue Service wins key legal battle as it seeks to collect millions in taxes from the Miccosukees

      The Miccosukee Indians must turn over loads of confidential financial records that could help the U.S. government as it seeks to collect tens of millions of dollars in taxes from tribal members who received gambling profits as personal income, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.


      Blog:  Florida Governor Rick Scott criticizes race-based education plan

      Governor Rick Scott Tuesday criticized a state Board of Education plan that includes race-based achievement goals.


      Florida Amendment 5 Would Shift Supreme Court Power

      The Florida Legislature would gain greater authority over the state Supreme Court and the rules governing state courts if voters approve constitutional Amendment 5 in the November 6 election.


      The Merits of Merit Retention:  Legal Scholars Debate Florida’s System for Choosing Justices

      Attorney Alan Orantes Frost spoke for many who attended Monday night’s panel discussion hosted by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, the nation’s premier fellowship for conservative and libertarian lawyers and law students.


      Blog:  Welcome to the world, Madelyn Starr Weatherford

      Earlier this morning, Speaker-designate Will Weatherford and his wife Courtney welcomed their third daughter into the world.  Her name is Madelyn Starr Weatherford and she is 6 lbs, 13 ounces. 




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