Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Friday, May 19, 2017 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Friday, May 19, 2017

Date Published: 05-19-2017


Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Veteran Belinda Miller Announces Retirement

Belinda Miller, a Stalwart of Florida’s Insurance Regulation Efforts since 1985, will Retire on July 2.  Michael Moline reports for


14 Arrested in Miami Assisted Living Facility Insurance Fraud Scheme

A year-long Investigation led by Insurance Fraud Investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services has ended with 14 Arrests of Assisted Living Facility Owners in the Miami Area, according to a Statement by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.  Insurance Journal reports.


Florida Supreme Court Rejects Massive Expansion of Slot Machines

In a Major Defeat for Counties that wanted to Authorize Slot Machines by Referendum, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday Unanimously Ruled that Florida Counties have no Legal Authority to ask Voters to Approve Slot Machines at existing Pari-Mutuel Race Tracks or Jai-Alai Frontons without Constitutional or Legislative Approval.  The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas and Jeremy Wallace report via the Tampa Bay Times.


Florida League of Cities Slams Telecom Bill reports that the Florida League of Cities asked Governor Rick Scott to Veto a Measure it says will “Deprive Cities of their Authority to Regulate the use of Public Rights of Way.”


Pressure Mounts on Republicans to Fund Payments to Insurers

The Nation's State Insurance Commissioners urged the Trump Administration Wednesday to ensure continued Funding for Payments to Health Insurers to cover Cost-Sharing Reductions for Low-Income Exchange Plan Members.


Judge allows Alabama Workers' Comp Law to Stay in Effect

An Alabama Judge has stayed his Decision that the State's Workers' Compensation Law is Unconstitutional because of a Recovery Limit and a Cap on Attorneys' Fees, as Lawmakers had too little time to address the Issues before their most recent Session ended.  Insurance Journal reports via the PCI SmartBrief.


NAIC Hosts Bilateral Dialogue with Bermuda


Following the International Insurance Forum, Regulators from the U.S. and Bermuda met for the Fourth Regulatory Dialogue on Insurance. Issues discussed during the Meeting included FinTech, Capital, Taxes, Reinsurance and Work Streams of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.




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