Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, May 10
Date Published: 05-10-2012
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1:30 p.m.--Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council meeting. Agenda includes discussion of May 2012 FHCF claims-paying capacity estimates. Teleconference: (888) 808-6959; conference code: 4765251363. To view the meeting notice, click here.
Florida regulators are scrambling to fix a loophole in the state's new auto no-fault insurance law that could affect medical payments to health care providers and trigger a spate of lawsuits against the law.
- Blog: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration tries to fix flaw in new auto insurance law with memo
- Editorial: PIP bill dinged but fixable
This year the Legislature took on the challenge of reforming Florida's broken personal injury protection auto Insurance system, which has been infiltrated by crooks and enterprising industries, driving up costs for all Floridians.
The 100-foot-wide sinkhole in Windemere is attracting a Central Florida company.
With the beginning of hurricane season only weeks away, Florida's major utilities told the state Public Service Commission on Wednesday that they are better prepared to deal with the aftermath of a devastating storm.
For most people it's just a manhole cover. But for others, it's becoming instant cash.
Florida, Georgia and Alabama have been battling for more than 20 years in federal court over water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system.
The case centers on whether a court can strike down a contract requiring consumers to settle legal disputes individually out of court.
The newly drawn Senate District 7 doesn't look like Scarborough Country. At least not to Brian Scarborough.
Florida House District 41 - formerly District 65 - looks to be the district in Polk County with the most competitors, but in campaign collections it is a runaway for incumbent John Wood, R-Winter Haven.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce honored 41 Republican lawmakers and three Democrats from among the state's 160 legislators for support of the business advocacy group's agenda in the 2012 regular session.
No doubt about it: South Floridians love to gamble.
Isn't it supposed to be the casinos, not Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, that attract the porn? That's not what happened in Orlando, just named by Men's Health Magazine as the Smuttiest City in America.
The Louisiana Department of Insurance has approved changes to the property insurance rate levels for personal lines policies written by Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Republicans still have to pick their candidate for North Carolina insurance commissioner after cutting the field to two.
Another short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program appears likely as Congress won't be able to act on a long-term bill before the current authorization expires May 31.
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon told an Alexandria civil club that the state's property insurance market is "more competitive than ever.
The National Park Service has given the Army Corps of Engineers another 15 days to provide an opinion on whether to approve the request by Levees.org to get two sites where levees and floodwalls failed during Hurricane Katrina onto the National Register of Historic Places.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed into law a measure (HB 2) that prohibits texting while driving.
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has approved an application for a license by Google Inc. to test autonomous vehicles on Nevada public roads, DMV announced this week.
Perpetuation remains a significant concern for the property and casualty insurance industry, but the leadership of a leading excess and surplus lines association believes it has developed a message that is attracting new talent.
The Heartland Institute and its insurance-centric Washington unit are negotiating a divorce, a process said to be accelerated by distress over the institute's now-suspended ad campaign linking support for global warming with serial killers.
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