Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Monday, November 2
Nov 2, 2009
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Some 5,400 Florida homeowners who lose their insurance next week because of the collapse of American Keystone will receive offers of coverage from a competitor.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty will meet with members of the Florida House Democratic Caucus at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 3 for a presentation and to take questions about the status of the state’s property insurance market.
Homeowners in much of St. Petersburg and Hillsborough County can expect refreshingly deep cuts in their Citizens Property Insurance premiums.
Oswald Trippe & Co., a Fort Myers-based insurance agency, is merging with BB&T Insurance Services, according to a statement released today by Oswald Trippe.
It is my belief, and the belief of many of my fellow state representatives, that if homeowners spend money protecting their homes against hurricanes, and the improvements they made reduce their risk of loss, they should get a discount on their insurance premium.
Donald McGrath wakes up each morning eyeing the water levels of the lake behind his house.
Ron Scheiman’s relieved that hurricane season is over because his community hasn’t been protected by its 13 emergency volunteers since June.
Home buyers in South Florida are petrified of tainted Chinese drywall.
Some rule out entire neighborhoods or houses and condos built within the past seven years.
That certain place wasn’t Florida. It was Australia that was consumed with worry over the catastrophic effects a 30- or 40-inch rise in sea level could bring to its 21,000-mile shoreline.
Picking up where an ailing insurance company left off may not sound like an immediate recipe for success. But Pablo Cejas is hoping Ascendant Commercial Insurance will thrive where two Hialeah-based insurers failed.
Hoping to close a loophole that has helped make South Florida the hub of black-market prescription painkillers, two Democratic state lawmakers are proposing legislation to ban convicted felons from holding an ownership stake in pain clinics distributing narcotics.
A powerful Florida state senator wants insurance companies and HMOs to stop denying coverage of routine medical treatment, such as doctor’s visits and X-rays, for Florida cancer patients participating in clinical trials.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is planning statewide sweeps and stings this week to combat unlicensed business activity.
Florida has gained or held onto 30,000 jobs as a result of federal stimulus spending.
Capture our state economy in a TV series and November 2006 was Florida: Heroes. November 2009 is Florida: Lost.
Two reports suggest a commission to oversee water redistribution.
Some lawmakers are concerned that the tribe essentially is being awarded a statewide monopoly on highly profitable table games, including blackjack, and slots.
Once a benchwarmer, Haridopolos is set to take the lead
Mike Haridopolos stands before a classroom of undergraduates, comparing the leadership styles of Florida’s modern-day governors from Claude Kirk to Charlie Crist: Democrat Reubin Askew chasing down lawmakers at a Tallahassee bar to get their votes; Republican Jeb Bush summoning lawmakers to his office to bring them in line.
In what looks like a victory for the same conservative forces backing Marco Rubio in Florida, the Republican Party nominee dropped out of a special election to fill a vacant House seat in New York on Saturday.
Florida’s Film, Entertainment and Television Caucus will make its debut Tuesday in Tallahassee as an advocate for the movie and TV business, aided by actor Jeffrey Donovan of the hit USA Network show “Burn Notice,” which is filmed in Miami.
After trying out Atlanta, Miami and Pasadena, Calif., Lilian Junco decided this was the place to retire. Being near her son was the first attraction, but soon she was drawn in by the same combination of features that has lured tens of thousands of others from out of state Gulf Coast living, plus super-low costs.
North Carolina workers’ compensation rates paid by employers are going down.
Some homeowners who organized their own home repairs after Hurricane Ike say they’re missing out on an insurance benefit a general contractor would receive for the same work.
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America submitted testimony Thursday calling for needed refinements to the discussion draft of the proposed Financial Stability Improvement Act of 2009 released earlier this week and suggesting a three-part test for systemic risk.
While the economic crisis has created a homeowners’ insurance affordability problem for consumers, a residence left vacant could create homeowner policy gaps, according to a report issued by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Virtual University.
San Antonio-based USAA Real Estate Co. said Friday that its affiliates have purchased a partial interest in a portfolio of shopping centers owned with Regency Centers Corp.
Beazley is pleased to announce the expansion of its US property business with the creation of a dedicated Builders’ Risk team.
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