Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Monday, August 28, 2017
Date Published: 08-28-2017
The Plaintiff holds State Farm Florida Insurance Co. responsible because the Defendant allegedly refused payment for all of Plaintiff's Covered Losses. The Florida Record reports.
The Suit States the Defendant's Technician struck a Water Line while drilling through an exterior wall, causing damages to the Property. The Plaintiff Claims it paid its Insured $16,159.09 for the Damages. The Florida Record reports.
After Approving similar Proposals in each of the past three years, the Florida House is poised to again take up a “Direct Primary care” Bill during the 2018 Legislative Session. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via FloridaPolitics.com.
Of nearly 195,000 Floridians taken into Custody for a Baker Act Evaluation in Fiscal Year 2015-2016, the most recent data available, most were released with no follow-up. Kate Santich reports for the Orlando Sentinel.
Miami Beach installed New Barriers along the entrance of Lincoln Road Pedestrian Mall and Alton Road. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine said the Barriers will eventually be replaced with something permanent and aesthetically pleasing.
Trujillo said he confirmed over the weekend that the Position would not require him to abandon his Elected Office. Patricia Mazzei reports via “The Buzz” blog.
The Governor and First Lady Ann Scott now have six grandsons. Dara Kam reports via THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA.
House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes, sent Letters Friday to a dozen Local Tourism Councils that have cut ties with Visit Florida, saying all 12 are under the "False Presumption" that doing so would shield them from Legislative Oversight. Steve Bousquet reports via “The Buzz” blog.
An Audit found that Florida’s Housing Agency spent more than $100,000 of Federal Grant Money meant for Struggling Homeowners. The Associated Press reports via FloridaPolitics.com.
A Polk County Legislator wants to make it easier for Residents to keep track of how Local Government spends Tax Revenues. James Call reports for the Tallahassee Democrat.
While all eyes are on how it impacted Houston, which is still dealing with major flooding, Hurricane Harvey also led to a dramatic Increase in Gas Prices in Florida. Kevin Derby reports for SunshineStateNews.com.
A New Report says two Florida Housing Markets are in the Top 10 for where Future Homebuyers are likely to make purchases. The Associated Press reports via the Tampa Tribune.
The Office of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and State Bank Regulators recognize the serious impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Customers and Operations of many Financial Institutions and will provide Regulatory Assistance to Affected Institutions subject to their Supervision.
The destruction that heavy rain and floods from Hurricane Harvey could inflict on Texas would add to the pile of debt owed by a Federal Flood Insurance Program that is due to expire in September, Advocacy Groups said. Reuters’ Suzanne Barlyn reports via Insurance Journal.
The US is spending Billions on Homes that flood multiple times. Ella Nilsen reports for Vox.com.
It’s the City’s Third "500-Year" Flood in the past three years. Dara Lind reports for Vox.com.
With Hurricane Harvey threatening the Texas Coastline, A.M. Best said it has begun to Assess the potential Financial Impact this event may have on the U.S. Property/Casualty Industry. Insurance Journal reports.
The Public Adjusters at Tutwiler & Associates urge Policyholders to take the proper steps to protect themselves and their Claim to avoid some common mistakes that may create Insurance Claim Settlement Problems.
For Insurance Pros traveling to Texas, "Safe" and "Smart" are the Watchwords. National Underwriter’s PropertyCasualty360.com reports.
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