Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report--Friday, September 19, 2014 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report--Friday, September 19, 2014

Date Published: 09-19-2014


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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events


Florida Board of Employee Leasing Companies General Business Meeting; 9:00 a.m.  Miami, Florida.  To view the agenda, click here.



Daily Florida Insurance-Related News


Property Insurance:  Atwater Is Public's Ace in Hole

Amid all the cost and confusion surrounding property insurance, one constant in Floridians' favor has been Jeff Atwater, a former state Senate president and current state chief financial officer, the Lakeland Ledger's Editorial Board writes.


NextGen Climate builds Rick Scott's ark

NextGen Climate has built an an ark, and the Democrat-leaning enviro group is trucking it around Florida using a pretty low-efficiency vehicle to bring home the point that Governor Rick Scott won't talk about:  climate change.   The Miami Herald's Mary Ellen Klas reports via "The Buzz" blog.


Florida Blue CEO:  GuideWell is Our Focus

Any doubt that Florida's largest health insurer wants to expand its reach was quashed by its chief executive Wednesday, when he heralded the success of its new umbrella company and outlined ambitious plans for growth, Mary Shedden reports for WUSF News.


Scott hands top ally Patronis soft landing on Public Service Commission and reappoints Brown

Florida Governor Rick Scott chose Republican State Representative Jimmy Patronis Thursday for one of two openings on the Public Service Commission, the five-member panel that regulates public utilities in the state.  Scott also reappointed Commissioner Julie Brown to a second four-year term, Tampa Bay Times' Steve Bousquet reports via "The Buzz" blog.


Republican consultant to ask high court to keep redistricting documents under wraps

The fate of 538 pages of documents from a top Republican political consultant will be the subject today of a hearing before the Florida Supreme Court, a case stemming from the state's summer-long clash over congressional redistricting, writes John Kennedy for the "Post on Politics" blog.


Florida among the top in undocumented workers

According to Pew research conducted in 2012, Florida ranks among the top 6 states that are home to 60 percent of unauthorized immigrants, WXTL-TV reports.


Adam Putnam overwhelmingly favored as next GOP governor nominee

Florida Republicans have a deep and wide bench of candidates for top statewide offices, but according to 140 of the state's most plugged in political players the next Republican nominee for governor is almost a foregone conclusion, Tampa Bay Times' Adam Smith explains in "The Buzz" blog.


Mike Fasano A Fan of the "Little Guy and Gal" -- and Charlie Crist

During former Governor Charlie Crist's drift from Republican to independent to Democrat, there's been at least one GOP friend who has stuck by his side: Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano, a former longtime lawmaker.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA's Brandon Larrabee reports via


NAIC President and North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm Appointed to Financial Stability Oversight Council

The NAIC has appointed Adam Hamm, NAIC President and North Dakota Insurance Commissioner, to a two-year term as the state insurance commissioner representative on the Financial Stability Oversight Council.


NOAA uses drone to study hurricane

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has joined the growing ranks of drone operators, sending an unmanned craft into Hurricane Edouard this week, Chad Gillis reports for the Ft. Myers News-Press.


North Carolina Department of Insurance Estimates More than 40 Captives by End of 2014

In less than a year since its captive-enabling legislation went into effect, North Carolina is making significant progress towards its goal of becoming a leading captive domicile, reports.


Insurers Bonding with Climate Change Battle

Nearly one-in-five major investors in green bonds issued by one of the world's largest players in that market is coming from the insurance industry, Insurance Journal's Don Jergler reports.




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