Tag: Associated Indstries of Florida
Floridians are retrurning to work, according to the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Drew WilsonSeptember 7, 2017
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Future Senate Presidents Bill Galvano and Wilton Simpson had big fundraising hauls last month, according to finance reports filed by their committees. Galvano, who is set to take over for Senate President Joe Negron after the 2018 elections, brought in $213,000 for his “Innovate Florida” committee last month and so far has brought in $50,000 […]

Drew WilsonMarch 29, 2017
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The Associated Industries of Florida and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America didn’t mince words after a bill by Republican Sen. Greg Steube cleared its final committee stop Wednesday. “AIF opposes legislation that would make it more expensive for businesses to operate in our state, and that is exactly what SB 334 would do,” […]

Michael MolineSeptember 27, 2016
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Florida employers knew a significant increase in workers’ compensation premiums was coming. That didn’t soften the blow that landed Tuesday, when the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved a 14.5 percent average premium hike on new and renewal policies, effective Dec. 1. “Since the decision by the Florida Supreme Court on the Castellanos case to […]

Jim RosicaAugust 3, 2016
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Tamela I. Perdue is leaving the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) for Sunshine Health, one of the “largest health care plans in Florida.” Sunshine Health announced the hire in a news release Wednesday. Perdue was AIF’s general counsel for 10 years, according to her bio, and is an expert on workers’ compensation law. Gov. Rick Scott in April appointed her […]

Jim RosicaJune 9, 2016
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The state’s business lobbying groups called for legislative action Thursday after a Florida Supreme Court decision earlier that day on the worker’s compensation law. The court’s 5-2 ruling for injured St. Petersburg firefighter Bradley Westphal strikes down a provision in the law limiting the time that injured workers can get temporary disability benefits. (Story here.) Three justices, […]

Jim RosicaMay 31, 2016
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The National Federation of Independent Business/Florida is adding its voice to the business groups decrying a proposed 17 percent hike in the cost of workers’ compensation insurance to employers. The rate increase “is a $623 million tax on workers in Florida that will go primarily to workers’ compensation attorneys,” NFIB/Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle said in […]

Jim RosicaMay 27, 2016
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The state’s business groups are saying “we told you so” over the cost of workers’ compensation insurance. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has asked the state to consider a 17 percent rate hike in the cost of workers’ comp to employers. Workers’ comp is mandated by states to pay workers who get hurt on the job. The council submitted its filing to […]


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