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DYK the Biggest Threat to Florida’s Economy 100 Years Ago Was A Parasite?

April 25, 2016 |

In 1916, the biggest challenge to Florida’s business community was the cattle tick, which threatened Florida’s largest economic driver – agriculture. That year, the Florida Chamber of Commerce was established as the Florida Cattle Tick Eradication Committee to unite business leaders and fight for the elimination of the cattle tick. The Florida Chamber has been bringing […]

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Attacks Continue on Florida’s Workers’ Comp System

April 22, 2016 |

While the Florida Chamber of Commerce continues to monitor the Florida Supreme Court for a decision on the three workers’ compensation cases before the Court, this week a decision was issued by the First District Court of Appeals that is disconcerting for the workers’ comp system. Miles v City of Edgewater opens the door for other […]

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Special Report: State Acts on Florida Chamber Recommendation to Study Workers’ Comp Cost Containment

April 20, 2016 |

Today, the Workers’ Compensation Three Member Panel met to adopt 2016 reimbursement manuals for health care providers, ambulatory surgical centers, and hospitals, as required by statute. After hearing the process through which the maximum reimbursable allowances are determined, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, current Chair of the Three Member Panel, made a motion that directed the Division […]

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Property Insurance Rates Likely to Rise

April 12, 2016 |

Two of Florida’s largest property insurers are seeking rate increases to help offset the ever-increasing cost of fraud and abuse associated with Assignment of Benefits (AOB). Heritage Property & Casualty, Florida’s fourth largest insurer, is seeking to increase rates by nearly 15 percent, while Citizens Property Insurance, the state’s largest insurer, is also significantly increasing […]

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Did You Know Florida Loses As Much Rain Water As Most States Get in a Year?

April 04, 2016 |

Florida has more annual rainfall than almost every other state – more than twice the rate of California in a typical year. However, the majority of Florida’s rain water drains into the ocean. As methods for capturing and retaining water become more widely used, how will this benefit our estuarine water bodies, aquifers and long-term water needs? Florida residents and visitors consume an estimated six billion […]

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DYK High School Dropouts Lose $250,000 in Lifetime Earnings?

March 28, 2016 |

How do we ensure that Florida’s children are prepared to succeed in education and in life? It starts with early learning, which sets the foundation for educational achievement and creates a skilled workforce for our businesses and safer, more prosperous communities for all Floridians.   Get Involved The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Business Alliance for Early […]

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Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line: Dr. Brian Lapointe Stresses Scientific Approach to Water Issues

March 24, 2016 |

“To secure Florida’s future, we really have to follow science; science has to lead the way.” Dr. Brian Lapointe, Research Professor Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Dr. Brian Lapointe is partnering with the Florida Chamber as part of its ongoing educational efforts to help secure Florida’s water future. “I’ve been studying issues surrounding […]

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