Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Thursday, October 15
Oct 15, 2009
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As large out-of-state property insurers continue to shrink their presence in Florida, at least one homegrown insurer in the bay area has set its sights on growing fast.
A homeowner in Hallandale Beach lost his property insurance coverage because the house was built with suspect Chinese drywall, making Universal North America the second insurer in Florida to take action against residences that have the imported material.
One of the most notorious figures in state insurance history is tied to the failure of yet another Florida insurer, a Herald-Tribune investigation has found.
Florida-based Risk Services, a provider of traditional and alternative commercial insurance programs, has expanded its workers’ compensation program administrator division nationally.
New York-based property/casualty insurer Tower Group, Inc. has acquired the renewal rights to the workers’ compensation business of AequiCap Program Administrators, an underwriting agency based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Workers’ compensation insurance will go down 6.8 percent in Florida next year, Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty announced today in a press release.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty today announced that he has issued a letter to health insurers and health maintenance organizations (HMO’s) encouraging carriers to provide the H1N1 Swine flu vaccine free to its policyholders.
Testimony offered comments on how the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Long-Term Care Model Regulation could apply to the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program.
- NAIC: State protections lay foundation for long-term care proposal measure designed to stabilize market rates, provide consumer protection
Prosecutors said the crew was involved in a smorgasbord of crimes, including counterfeit checks, arson, insurance fraud, Medicare fraud, identity theft, illegal high-stakes gambling, selling stolen goods, using threats against business owners to force placement of vending machines, and much more.
Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Holly Benson announced Thursday she was stepping down to pursue “some opportunities that lie ahead,” opportunities expected to include running for attorney general.
As expected, Marco Rubio has won another county Republican Party straw poll by a huge margin over Gov. Charlie Crist–this one in Palm Beach County by 90-17 — leaving Republicans and others to continue to debate over whether such votes matter.
Republicans eager to unseat a brash Orlando Democrat who said their party’s healthcare plan amounts to hoping people “die quickly” have so far been unsuccessful in finding a candidate.
Loranne Ausley and State Representative Greg Evers have strong fundraising leads in their races for the two state Senate districts that encompass much of the Panhandle.
Palm Beach County voters can expect two blockbuster state Senate races if trends from recent campaign finance reports hold up.
The race to replace state Rep. Pat Patterson next year is attracting early money.
Florida’s clout in Washington suffered another blow on Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, one of the state delegation’s most senior Democrats, announced he is resigning in January.
Paper or plastic? How about neither? Florida environmental officials want to make the state the first in the nation to prohibit throwaway plastic and paper bags.
In legislation spurred by the near-collapse of American International Group, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill today to significantly increase federal regulation of the credit default swaps trading.
An insurance-industry proposal to reduce the role of the major ratings firms in sizing up risk in insurers’ investment portfolios cleared two hurdles Wednesday.
State regulators, possibly within days, will approve the hiring of a firm to reassess the evaluations of 17,600 residential mortgage-backed securities downgraded by the major credit rating firms, an official said.
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association has reminded agents that on or after Nov. 1, 2009, all TWIA policies will have a minimum retained premium equal to the greater of 180 days of the annual policy term or $100, unless one of the six exceptions listed below applies.
The Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. released a report calling for complete transparency and full disclosure of all broker revenue from insurance placements and services.
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