Tag: 2018 Session

Michael MolineAugust 1, 2018
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A new law extending mental health treatment to firefighters, police officers, and other first responders with PTSD ranked Florida among the bellwether states in a survey of trends published by a national workers’ compensation ratings agency. The Regulatory and Legislative Trends Report, compiled by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, or NCCI, cites SB 376, […]

Michael MolineApril 3, 2018
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Sens. Dorothy Hukill and Kathleen Passidomo are the Personal Insurance Federation of Florida’s Legislative Champions for 2018. The organization recognized the pair “for work on issues impacting Florida insurance consumers” during the 2018 Legislative Session. “The consumer protections that did occur this year would not have been possible without the initiative of these lawmakers,” PIFF […]

Danny McAuliffeApril 2, 2018
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8min13
Those backing a move to include LGBT protections under the 1992 Florida Civil Rights Act have a message for legislative leadership: We’ll be back. Just nine days into the 2018 Legislative Session, 40 percent of the Legislature had publicly supported bills that would have codified in statutes nondiscrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. […]

News Service Of FloridaFebruary 28, 2018
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3min5
A controversial bill that would pre-empt the local regulation of vacation rental properties is likely dead for the 2018 Session, a Senate sponsor said Wednesday. Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, said he has met with Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, a Fleming Island Republican, about bringing up the bill (SB 1400) during the last […]

Michael MolineFebruary 28, 2018
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4min7
An advertising onslaught against the Senate version of no-fault auto insurance repeal broadened Wednesday, even as a committee prepared to take up an amendment dropping a requirement that motorists buy mandatory medical coverage. That mandate was among the business community’s principal objections to the bill. The amendment also contains language intended to discourage lawsuits alleging […]

Michael MolineFebruary 14, 2018
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Legislation to bar health insurers from retroactively denying claims passed the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday, after the sponsor promised to keep massaging language allowing insurers to tip off providers that a patient might not be covered. The committee had been poised to vote on updated language allowing insurers to inform doctors that a patient’s policy […]

Michael MolineFebruary 13, 2018
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3min9
Policyholders would see a bold 18-point type warning when their hurricane coverage won’t pay for flood damage under legislation that cleared a Senate panel Tuesday. The Senate Community Affairs Committee OK’d the bill (SB 1282) 6-0. The idea is to spare policyholders any nasty shocks following a hurricane or other natural disaster, said the sponsor, Miami Democrat […]


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