Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Date Published: 08-29-2017


Florida Workers’ Comp Rates Could Decrease In 2018

Florida Businesses could see Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums Decrease in 2018, after a tumultuous period that included a Double-Digit Rate Hike late last year and a Lobbying Battle about whether to revamp Workers’ Compensation Laws.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA report via


Florida Take Heed From Houston Horror

The Washington Post recently sounded the Alarm about what it says is the inevitable Mass Destruction that awaits the Tampa Bay area from a Major Hurricane.  Joe Henderson writes this opinion for


EEOC, Staffing Firm Reach Settlement Over Medical Questions

Florida-Based KB Staffing will pay $22,500 in a Settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for Illegally Requiring Job Applicants to provide Detailed Medical Information.  The Tampa Bay Times reports.


Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board To Meet August 30

The FHIAB will hold a Public Meeting to conduct Administrative Matters and discuss its 2018 Legislative Proposals.


Governor Scott Extends Opioid Emergency, Should Free Up Funding

Governor  Rick Scott on Monday extended a Public Health Emergency expected to free up Millions of Dollars in Federal Funding to fight Florida’s Opioid Crisis, hours after Republican State Senator Jack Latvala urged him to do it.  Gray Rohrer and Kate Santich report for the Orlando Sentinel.


High Profile Florida DUI Case Spurs Blood-Tests Battle

Attorneys for a Palm Beach County Millionaire Convicted of DUI Manslaughter will go before the Florida Supreme Court this week to challenge State Rules for Testing Blood-Alcohol Levels in Drunken-Driving Cases.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports for the Gainesville Sun.


Duke Energy Reaches Settlement Agreement With State

Duke Energy announced Tuesday it had Filed a Settlement Agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission. reports.


Texas Regulators Offer Guidance to Insurers on Harvey Response

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued Several Bulletins offering Guidance to Insurers related to Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall near Rockport, Texas, late on August 25.  Insurance Journal reports.


Key U.S. House Chairman Wants Flood Insurance Reforms, Not Just Renewal

A Key Republican said Hurricane Harvey will spur Congress to reach a Deal to Fund the Nation’s Flood Insurance Program before it Expires next month, even though Divisions Persist over how much the Federal Government should be on the Hook for Future Disasters.  Bloomberg’s Elizabeth Dexheimer reports for Insurance Journal.


New York’s Cybersecurity Regulation Compliance Requirements Go Into Effect

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo reminded all Entities covered by the New York State Department of Financial Services’ Cybersecurity Regulation that yesterday, August 28, 2017, was the First Compliance Date of this First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation.  Insurance Journal reports.




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