Florida Underwriter October 2011
From the Editor
The rate hikes proposed by Citizens Property Insurance Corp. took a beating. Is the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund next in line?
High unemployment, rising costs for medical treatment, and dismal economic forecasts have employers and their advisors seeking ways to control health care benefit spending. The industry is responding with some innovative solutions.
A 45-day regulatory drama that began with Citizens Property Insurance Corp.’s triple-digit sinkhole rate increase proposal ended with Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty’s eleventh-hour denial.
Roy V. Fabry, CPCU, is the new president of the Florida Surplus Lines Association. We spoke with President Fabry about the association, its goals and challenges, and the current status of Florida’s market.
This year, one of the Florida Surplus Lines Association’s main objectives was to eliminate the due diligence requirement for those commercial lines coverages that have been deregulated as to a rate approval.
In Florida’s 2011 legislative session, commercial lines deregulation was expanded with the passage of HB 99. What is the impact on E&S?
The 51st annual convention of the Florida Surplus Lines Association boasted a record attendance for the second straight year as attendees seized the opportunity to gather together and exchange ideas.
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