Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Monday, March 05, 2018 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Monday, March 05, 2018

Date Published: 03-05-2018


Heritage Insurance Seeking Hefty Rate Hikes, Blames Claims Fraud

Industry Officials blame Insurance Fraud tied to the “Assignment of Benefits” Crisis.  They add that further Rate Hikes stemming from Hurricane Irma last year will start hitting Consumers this summer.  The Sun-Sentinel’s Ron Hurtibise reports.


Florida Homes Evacuated Due To Sinkholes

The Ocala Star-Banner reports via U.S. News and World Report that the Houses in The Villages were evacuated and condemned Feb. 15 after multiple holes emerged between them, cracking the walls of one.


Hurricane Housing Programs Axed From Budget

State Funding is absent for Affordable Housing Programs tailored to those affected by last year’s Hurricanes.  Danny Mcauliffe reports for


PIP Repeal Hits Wall In Florida Senate

A Senate Panel Wednesday rejected a measure that would eliminate Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System, with opponents arguing the proposal could lead to a slight increase in costs for motorists.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via the Lakeland Ledger.


Senate Targets Denial Of Insurance Claims

The Florida Senate on Saturday unanimously approved a bill that would curb the ability of Health Insurers and HMOs to retroactively deny Claims.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA reports via


Seven Arrested For Insurance Scam in Raid on South Florida Clinics

Investigators from the Miami Police Department and the Florida Department of Investigative and Forensic Services’ Bureau of Insurance Fraud raided two clinics in Miami-Dade County.  Ryan Smith reports for Insurance Business Magazine.


Florida Legislature Trying To Wrap Up Work In Final Week

State Lawmakers’ long to-do list for the Final Week includes a sweeping gun and school safety bill, an education bill and a payday loans bill.  The Associated Press reports via the Gainesville Sun.


Silencing Brightline: One-Fourth of Crossings to Get No Improvements

At 20 of 80 Railroad Crossings in Palm Beach County no upgrades will be made to keep Motorists, Bicyclists or Pedestrians from maneuvering around lowered warning gates despite plans to silence train horns along the rail line now hosting the High-Speed Brightline Passenger ServiceJennifer Sorentrue and Mahima Singh report for the Palm Beach Post.


Florida Felons Escape Punishment When They “Lie and Try” to Buy a Gun

Florida is the only State that lacks the Legal Authority to charge people banned from possessing a gun but who 'Lie and Try' to buy one anyway.  ABC Action News reports.


UK’s Prime Minister Defends Decision to Reject EU “Passporting” for Insurers, Banks

Passporting Rules allow EU Finance Companies to sell their services across the 28-Member Bloc with a local license, rather than getting a license to operate in each member country where it does business.  Reuters’ William James reports via Insurance Journal.




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