Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Thursday, January 04, 2018 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Thursday, January 04, 2018

Date Published: 01-04-2018


Insurance Companies Send Settlement Checks to Hurricane Irma Victims with Strings Attached

Some Florida Homeowners are discovering their Insurance Companies are employing an interesting strategy to avoid future Claims Costs. The Sun-Sentinel’s Ron Hurtibise reports.


Climate Gentrification: In Florida, The Hot Amenity Is High Ground

Jesse M. Keenan, a Researcher at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, looked at home prices and elevation in Miami-Dade County since 1971 and suggested "Early Signaling" of this pattern.  CBS News reports.


Florida “Sanctuary Cities” Bill Could Expose Police To Lawsuits

A Bill in the Florida Legislature to outlaw "Sanctuary Cities" would also force some Sheriffs and Jail Workers to break with Judicial Precedent, opening Cities and Counties up to Civil Rights Lawsuits.  The Tampa Bay Times Lawrence Mower reports via “The Buzz” blog.


FPL Delays Plan to Bill Customers for Hurricane Irma Costs

After saying in October it expected to collect an estimated $1.3 Billion, Florida Power & Light has put on hold a plan to Bill Customers for the Costs of restoring electricity after Hurricane Irma.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


Florida Waits for Rick Scott to Make Up His Mind About the Senate

It's perhaps the biggest question still lingering above the battleground map for the 2018 Midterm Elections:  Will Florida Gov. Rick Scott Run for the Senate?  CNN’s Eric Bradner reports.


Florida Gears Up For 2018 Court Battles

From the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington to a Tallahassee Courthouse, Florida's High-Profile Legal Battles in 2018 will focus on several key issues.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via the Orlando Sentinel.


Florida Senator Files “Certificate of Need” Repeal Bill, Identical to House Priority

House Republican Leaders and Governor Rick Scott, a former Hospital CEO, have long supported repealing the “Certificate of Need,” but the effort has stalled in the Senate.  Ana Ceballos reports for


Fed Up With Traditional Health Insurance, South Florida Company Tries Something Radical

Chemo International is trying something radical with its Health Plan: Reference Pricing.  Sammy Mack reports for WLRN.


NYT Editorial: Florida's 1.5 Million “Missing Voters”'

An Editorial in The New York Times spotlights Florida’s Antiquated System of stripping the Civil Rights, including the Right to Vote, from all convicted felons in the State. Citing an estimated 1.5 Million “Missing Voters” in the Nation’s third largest State.  The Times calls the policy “destructive and pointless” and bad for democracy.


Lawmakers to Watch During the 2018 Legislative Session

The cast of characters changes every year in Tallahassee, but the eyes narrow on a select few Politicians each Legislative Session.  Allison Nielsen analyzes for


National Retailer Settles Civil Suit Alleging Prescription Fraud Practices

California Insurance Commissioner joins whistleblower in alleging Kmart pharmacies defrauded health insurers out of millions.


Ohio’s Commissioner Froment To Lead National Insurance Compact

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment has been selected by State Insurance Regulators to serve as Chair of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission, also referred to as the Insurance Compact.  Insurance Journal reports.


4 Reasons Your Insured Wants Ordinance Or Law Coverage

Even with a building valued at replacement cost, that simply replaces the building to its condition at the time of loss. It doesn’t provide upgrades to key systems. It doesn’t provide for loss to the undamaged portion of the building. These are the reasons that the Ordinance and Law Coverage Endorsement exists.  Insurance Journal’s Patrick Wright explains.




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