Florida Insurance Calendar: January 13 – 17

Jan 10, 2014


Following is a listing of Florida insurance-related legislative and regulatory events for the week of January 13-17, 2013.

All times are shown in Eastern Time.  Additional information is available via hyperlink where noted in bold type.





Tuesday, January 14

  • Florida Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance meeting; 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Agenda includes discussion on Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) proposed legislation and consideration of the following bills:
    • SB 416 relating to Sinkhole Coverage by Senator Wilson Simpson
    • SB 444 relating to Workers’ Compensation by Senator Bill Galvano
    • SB 490 relating to Motor Vehicle Liability Policy Requirements by Senator Rene Garcia
    • SB 424 relating to Discriminatory Insurance Practices by Senator Tom Lee


Wednesday, January 15

  • Florida House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee meeting; 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Agenda includes a presentation on Citizens’ Sinkhole Repair Program and consideration of the following bill:
    • HB 143 relating to Florida Insurance Guaranty Association by State Representative Jake Raburn





Tuesday, January 14

  • Florida Board of Employee Leasing Companies (“BELC”) Board meeting; 10:00 a.m.  Teleconference:  (888) 670-3525; conference code:  7489217568#.  To view the meeting notice, click here.
  • Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board meeting; 2:00 p.m.  Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty to discuss legislative input.  Teleconference:  (866) 200-9760; conference code:  4288083#.  To view the agenda, click here.

Wednesday, January 15

  • Florida Surplus Lines Service Office meetings, Tallahassee, Florida.  To view the meeting notice, click here.
    • Audit Committee–8:30 a.m.
    • Board of Governors Quarterly Meeting–9:00 a.m.    

Thursday, January 16

  • Florida Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), Division of Workers’ Compensation (“DWC”) Rule Development Workshop; 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Proposed amendments to Rules 69L-5.209, 5.215, 5.219 and 5.222, F.A.C. relate to the determination of a self-insurer’s net worth.  To view the Workshop notice, click here.




Tuesday, January 21

  • DWC Three-Member Panel meeting; 1:00 p.m.  To view the meeting notice, click here.  Along with receipt of the DWC’s annual report on the resolution of health care provider medical reimbursement disputes and activities conducted pursuant to s. 440.13(8), F.S., the agenda includes consideration of:
    • 2014 Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual, which proposes the incorporation of a new fee schedule and modifies language regarding dispensed medications to conform to statutory changes as a result of SB 662
    • Ambulatory surgical center schedule of rates

Wednesday, January 22

  • Florida Cabinet meeting

Tuesday, January 28

  • DFS’ Division of Insurance Agents and Agency Services Rule Development Workshop; 1:30 p.m.  Proposed amendments to Rule Chapter 69B-227 would establish standards for the approval, registration, discipline or removal from registration of course providers, instructors, school officials, and monitor groups and establish a process for determining compliance with prelicensure requirements.  To view the Workshop notice, click here.

Wednesday, January 29

  • Citizens Board of Governors meeting; 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Teleconference:  (888) 942-8686; conference ID:  5743735657#.  To view the agenda, click here.

Thursday, February 13

  • Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (“FWCJUA”) meetings.  To view the meeting notices, click here.
    • Investment Committee meeting–10:00 a.m. 
    • Rates and Forms Committee–2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 20

  • FWCJUA Board of Governors meeting; 10:00 a.m.  To view the meeting notice, click here.

Wednesday, March 19

  • BELC Board meeting; 10:00 a.m.  Teleconference: (888) 670-3525; conference code:  7489217568#.  To view the meeting notice, click here.



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