Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report – Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Sep 14, 2016
Citizens for Responsible Spending Chairman Barney Bishop III today Tuesday the creation of the Post-Hurricane Recovery Best Practices Task Force, SunshineStateNews.com Publisher Nancy Smith reports.
Florida Homeowners’ Insurer Olympus Insurance Co., a leading Florida Homeowners Insurer, has promoted Bradley Burton to Executive Vice President, Insurance Journal reports.
A coalition of Democratic and Republican Lawmakers are the latest to come out against proposed strict Rideshare Regulations ahead of a critical vote by the Public Transportation Commission Wednesday. Christopher O’Donnell reports for the Tampa Bay Times’ “Bay Buzz” blog.
Florida had the Nation’s Third-Highest Rate of Uninsured people — 20 percent — in 2013, the year before the Affordable Care Act required all eligible Americans to enroll in Health Insurance or face Tax Penalties. Ron Hurtibise reports for the Sun-Sentinel.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that information issued by the Governor and State Agencies has not been timely or accurate — cases announced as “New” are often several weeks old, because of a time lag in diagnosis — and excludes details that Public Health Experts say would allow people to make informed decisions and provide a complete picture of Zika’s foothold in Florida.
The amount of Florida’s Citrus Grove Acreage fell by 4 percent over the past year and the number of trees by 3 percent, both to the lowest levels in 50 years, Kevin Bouffard reports for the Lakeland Ledger.
It’s a contest no City or County wants to win: Who dumped the most sewage after Hurricane Hermine brushed by Tampa Bay nearly two weeks ago? Charlie Frago and C.T. Bowen report for the Tampa Bay Times.
The most tumultuous Election Season in a generation is now heading into the homestretch. FloridaPolitics.com Publisher Peter Schorsch analyzes the landscape.
Now that the criminal side of a fiasco is coming to a close, the Legislative side needs to ramp up by asking: Who is responsible? FloridaPolitics.com Publisher Peter Schorsch asks the question.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court Tuesday struck down the “Opt Out” Provision of the State’s Workers’ Compensation Law, ruling it is an unconstitutional special law that gives Employers the authority to single out injured workers for inequitable treatment. The Associated Press’ Tim Talley reports via The Daily Progress.
Due to the State of Emergency and the historic flooding in parts of Louisiana, the Commissioner of Insurance is promulgating Emergency Rule 28, which retroactively suspends Statutory Provisions of the Insurance Code.
Funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Florida and Puerto Rico, which have been hit the hardest by Zika, runs out at the end of the month and will create a vacuum against the Zika Public Health Emergency, Officials with National Obstetrics and Pediatric Groups said during a media call sponsored the U.S. Health and Human Services. Liz Freeman reports for the Naples Daily News.
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