Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Date Published: 01-03-2018


Public Adjuster Licensing Among Six New Florida Laws Now Effective

HB 911 makes a series of changes related to Rules and Licensure for Public Insurance Adjusters.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via the Ocala Star-Banner.


Gloria Estefan's Hotel Wins $5.64M In Hurricane Claims Suit

Singer-Songwriter Gloria Estefan’s Hotel Company has Won a $5.64 Million Judgment in Florida against Landmark Insurance Co., with the Judge ruling the Insurer is on the hook for covering building-code-related upgrade costs after two 2004 Hurricanes severely damaged the property.

·         Read the 2015 Ruling Here.


Florida Man Convicted in Arson-for-Profit Case Involving Two Richmond Residents

A Florida man was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for running a 15-year Arson-for-Profit Scheme that involved at least 27 Fires in two States.  The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.


AssuredPartners Announces Multiple Year End Acquisitions

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners, Inc. acquires and invests in Insurance Brokerage Businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety and MGU’s) across the United States and in London.


Local Roofing Company Works Directly With Residential and Commercial Customers’ Insurance Companies

Olympic Roofing, Inc. - Kissimmee, a Roofing Company in Kissimmee, FL, helps Customers save by working directly with their Insurers. The Contractors offer Comprehensive Repair Services after storms and hurricanes.


Top Bills to Watch During 2018 Legislative Session

The time is nigh for Florida Lawmakers to return to Tallahassee for the Annual Legislative Session, and State Lawmakers have wasted no time outlining their top priorities headed into 2018.  Allison Nielsen evaluates the landscape for


Florida Lawmakers Reigniting Debate Over Regulating Vacation Rental Homes

The Rental Issue has roiled many Beach Communities, where permanent Residents complain about large numbers of Homes being converted into nightly and weekly Rentals that generate trash, noise and other complaints.  Zac Anderson reports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


Another Discount Broker Pushes in to Florida Real Estate Market

Home Bay is based in San Diego and does most of its business in California. But the Company has embarked on a national expansion that includes Florida.   Jeff Ostrowski reports for the Palm Beach Post.


House Speaker Vows to Pass “Sanctuary City” Ban Bill on Week 1 of Session

Republican Senators Aaron Bean of Fernandina Beach and Greg Steube of Sarasota are leading the charge in their Chamber to pass a similar Proposal to the one in the House.  Ana Ceballos reports for


Florida's Raging Debate Over . . . Daylight Saving Time?

Floridians won’t fiddle with their Clocks at all, meaning Floridians would see daybreak and nightfall earlier than everyone else on Eastern Standard Time for most of the year.  Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell takes aim at the latest new legislation.


Colorado Governor Names Interim Successor To Insurance Commissioner

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has selected Michael Conway as Interim Insurance Commissioner as Marguerite Salazar steps away from the role.  The PCI SmartBrief provides access to the story.


Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill Extending Group Insurance Discounts

Without the new Law, Insurance Discounts offered through Employers, Unions and other Organizations would have started to evaporate January 1 as Homeowners and Vehicle Owners renewed their Policies.  The PCI SmartBrief provides the Worcester Business Journal story.


Regulators Adopt Amendments to Life and Health Guaranty Association Model Act

State Insurance Regulators acted quickly to identify and address issues potentially affecting consumers should there be any future health or long-term care solvency issues, underscoring our commitment to supporting a Healthy State-Based Guaranty Association System.




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