Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Colodny Fass

Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Date Published: 10-11-2017


Irma:  Delay, Denial Complaints Appear As One Insurer’s Outlook Lowered

A month after Hurricane Irma, Consumers are starting to let State Agencies know of more than 150 Complaints ranging from long waits for Adjusters to Denial of Claims, Officials told a Florida Senate Committee Tuesday.  Charles Elmore reports for the Palm Beach Post.


Florida Senate Begins Search For Consensus On AOB Reform

Assignment of Benefits Reform was among the first topics tackled by the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Tuesday as it began preparing for the 2018 Legislative Session.  Michael Moline reports for


Irma Is Long Gone But Her Visit May Cost Florida For Years To Come

Legislative and Business Leaders are trying to figure just how much after the storm knee-capped Agriculture and Tourism — Two Vital Legs of Florida's Economy.  James Call reports for the Tallahassee Democrat.

·         Don't Get Duped by Insurance Scams or You'll Fall Victim to Irma Again

·         Florida Public Service Commission Wants To Know How FPL Did During Irma

·         People of the Everglades Survive, Thrive in Wake of Hurricane Irma

·         State Extends Deadline to Apply for Irma-Related Unemployment Benefits

·         The Hurricane Irma Effect on Florida's Campaign Money Chase


Republican Bobby Olszewski Wins Florida House District 44 Special Election

Dominguez had to overcome the unusual obstacle of his Name not being on the Ballot after the Original Democratic Candidate withdrew, but he still fared better than any Democrat in the District in a Decade.  Steven Lemongello reports for the Orlando Sentinel.


House Republicans Officially Name Jose Oliva As Next House Speaker

He would become the Second House Speaker from Miami in 12 years, following Marco Rubio, who served as Speaker from 2006-08 and was Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010.  The Miami Herald’s Mary Ellen Klas reports.

·         In designation Speech, Oliva Vows to Stay the Corcoran Course

·         Jose Oliva Promises to Continue the Small Government, Pro-Pre-Emption, Anti-Corporate Welfare Agenda

·         From Cigar Czar to House Speaker, Miami's Jose Oliva Chosen for Powerful Post


New Senator From Miami Aims to Bring “Voice of The People” to Tallahassee

In joining the Senate, the Colombian-Born Taddeo also became the First Hispanic Democratic Woman Elected to the Chamber.   The Miami Herald’s Kristin M. Clark reports.


Senators Hear Horror Stories About Raging Opioid War

The Senate Health Policy Committee heard from Emergency Room Doctors, Treatment Providers, Law Enforcement Officials and Insurance Company Executives who detailed the severity and complexity of the Opioid Epidemic, which prompted Governor Rick Scott to Declare a Public Emergency.  THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Dara Kam reports via the Orlando Sentinel.


Governor Scott Directs Health, Elder Care Leaders To Adopt Nursing Home Generator Rule

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday directed State Health Care and Elder Affairs Leaders to begin the formal process of Adopting a Rule that would Require Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities to have Emergency Generators on hand to Protect Residents in a Power Outage.  Ryan Mills and Arek Sarkissian report for the Ft. Myers News-Press.


Aon Consulting Sues Marsh Units Over Alleged Improper Data Access

Aon Consulting Inc. Filed a Federal Lawsuit on Thursday against Marsh Inc. and Marsh & McLennan Agency L.L.C. charging the Companies improperly gained access to a secure Aon Website to obtain Survey Reports and Data and used the information to provide Compensation Consulting Services to their Customers.  Rob Lenihan reports for Business Insurance.




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