|By Charles Elmore, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.|
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"We are reviewing it, and there is no timeline for an appointment to be made," Scott spokeswoman
"What does this guy sitting up in
Last week Scott announced the appointment of
A law passed last spring, SB 1770, creates a ninth board position that is appointed by the governor and "serves solely to advocate on behalf of the consumer." The law's effective date was
That consumer representation is absent as 2014 begins with a board dominated by members with backgrounds in business generally or insurance in particular.
Holton, 59, of
Wortman, 73, of
Dolan said he is concerned about, among other things, executive travel offshore and to
Citizens officials noted Friday they recently traveled to
A report by the governor's inspector general last year criticized Citizens for weak controls on travel and other spending. Company officials vowed to adopt tougher standards.
A clearinghouse launched Monday won't give consumers a choice to take or retain Citizens coverage if a private insurer is offering comparably priced coverage, though many homeowners are wary of mistakes that could cost them money. More than 14,000 customers received letters with erroneously high Citizens renewal premiums under a pre-clearinghouse transfer offer from a private insurer this month,
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