Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Wednesday, September 7
Sep 7, 2011
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10:30 a.m.–Florida Division of Agent and Agency Services Proposed Rule Hearing; Proposed Rule 69B-221.010 would provide guidelines that distinguish between the specific activities a bail bond agent whose license is under a temporary order of suspension may perform while discharging liability on previously effected bonds, and those actions that shall constitute unlicensed activity. To view the hearing notice, click here.
Mother Nature may be dropping some hints in the wake of Hurricane Irene that now could be a good time to create a national catastrophe fund, local leaders say.
The Southern District Court of Florida recently issued an opinion discussing the amount of detail required to state a claim for breach of contract in Florida in a Hurricane Wilma claim.
Brown & Brown of Central Michigan, Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., has acquired substantially all the assets of Public Employee Benefits Solutions, LLC, of Saginaw, Mich.
Hundreds of thousands of drivers rumble over Florida roadways each day.
A battle is brewing over the right to offer HMO coverage to state employees.
Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich said Tuesday she is seriously considering a 2014 run for governor.
A Senate committee is recommending that the Legislature clarify a phrase in the Florida Constitution that has played a key role in a recent local government law challenge.
Despite a flood of legal paperwork, calling for judges around the state to throw out Florida’s drug statute, two more state trial judges – both in Orange County – have upheld its constitutionality.
A Florida elections panel says that politicians should be barred from campaigning if they owe money to the state.
Governor Rick Scott, who said he did not know about the 1 percent transaction fee charged by MyFloridaMarketPlace, says he will review the fee after he hears a complaint that the fee is an unfair tax on small businesses.
The seven-member Environmental Regulation Commission was established by the Legislature in 1975 but has seen its rule-making role substantially reduced.
A circuit judge’s ruling saying that lawmakers can allow slot machines anywhere in Florida is being appealed.
State Representative Matt Gaetz has proposed the repeal of the Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act.
Check out the host committee for Rick Perry’s Florida fundraising swing that starts in Tampa on Tuesday.
Alex Sink, Florida’s former Chief Financial Officer and the Democratic candidate for governor in 2010, has endorsed Audrey Gibson in the District 1 special election.
For many, Labor Day symbolizes the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall.
Connecticut officials have announced that several more insurance companies have agreed to waive higher-cost hurricane deductibles for coastal property owners whose homes were damaged by Tropical Storm Irene.
State Farm Insurance is charging some of the highest premiums for homeowner coverage in North Texas despite the company’s repeated claims – in court and the public arena – that its rates are fair and competitive with other major insurers.
Ending unlimited medical and rehabilitation benefits for people injured in auto accidents in Michigan would save consumers on insurance premiums, but at a significant cost to the state in lost jobs and overall economic activity, according to a report commissioned by opponents of the idea and released today.
Coastal homeowners are no strangers to insurance companies raising rates because of losses from disasters like Hurricane Ike.
Recent catastrophe losses have provided momentum for reinsurance rates to harden, and demand for reinsurance is expected to pick up leading Moody’s Investors Service to revise the sector’s outlook to “stable” from “negative.”
Hurricane Irene kept the dueling compacts in the surplus lines implementation battle from holding a summit at what would have been the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ summer meeting last week.
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