Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Wednesday, September 23
Sep 23, 2009
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Florida has given the go-ahead to a new homeowners insurance company that plans to focus on what it says is the underserved market of homes built before 2002.
Because of federal and state budget shortfalls, an $11 million Duval County beach restoration project that had been planned for next year has been cancelled.
Riffling through the stack the mailman brought, Louis Ville sighs and tosses two letters onto his desk: yet more claims against his company for installing defective Chinese drywall.
Frank Winston Crum Insurance Inc. in Clearwater is now licensed to write workers’ compensation insurance in the state of Virginia.
Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced that her Division of Insurance Fraud has arrested an Escambia County man on charges of falsifying employment numbers with the intent of avoiding higher workers’ compensation premium payments.
HCA and Humana have reached an agreement on a new two-year contract that enables Humana’s commercial and Medicare members to receive health care at HCA’s network of Florida hospitals and other providers through May 31, 2011.
Mel Martinez wasn’t out of a job for long.
In another blow to the prospects for quick approval of Gov. Charlie Crist?s Seminole gambling deal, Rep. Bill Galvano has scrapped an October hearing on the issue and is instead initiating a broad-scope look at gambling in Florida.
To solidify his grip on the Florida Senate presidency following the 2010 election, Sen. Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, is walking a familiar path: He is collecting as much money as possible from special interests to make sure his allies win elections.
Some people say former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom is facing criminal charges for doing what powerful lawmakers have always done … steering money to his home district.
Florida’s two largest electric utilities want the courts to keep secret what they pay top executives and employees.
Florida ranked No. 5 business climate in US
Florida maintained its ranking at No. 5 among states with the best business tax climates, according to the annual study released Tuesday by the Tax Foundation.
Too bad if you haven’t flown Delta Connection’s 34-seat turboprops to Tallahassee from Tampa International Airport or Orlando before they go away next week.
In a case watched closely by defense attorneys nationwide, federal prosecutors urged a skeptical appeals court panel on Wednesday to reinstate a money-laundering conspiracy charge against a prominent lawyer accused of illegally accepting more than $5 million in tainted legal fees from a Colombian cocaine baron.
An FBI undercover probe has resulted in the arrests of three Broward County political figures on federal corruption charges
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has voted to include Realpoint as an Acceptable Rating Organization, which means that US insurance companies can now rely on its CMBS ratings to calculate their capital strength and their required reserves.
New Federal Legislation Would Modernize State Regulation of Reinsurance
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Government Relations Leadership Council has approved for submission to Congress the Reinsurance Regulatory Modernization Act of 2009, a proposed federal bill that would modernize the regulation of reinsurance by the states.
Signals Cautious Approach to Principles-Based Solvency Regulation
Members of the NAIC made major strides today to modernize the regulation of life insurance and annuity products.
Just ahead of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Wednesday address to the United Nations in New York, California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner encouraged his fellow state insurance commissioners to follow California’s lead and to probe insurance company investments for ties to Iran.
The torrential rains that have inundated Atlanta, Ga., and its surrounding areas over the past few days have been called a 100-year storm event by state weather experts. Does that mean such a storm comes only once a century?
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