Gov. Scott to insurer Citizens: Explain rebuff on foreign travel ban
|By Charles Elmore, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"Recent media stories report that not only have these requests been rebuffed, but Citizens board members have continued international travel, sometimes at excessive costs to state taxpayers," the letter said.
Gilway said in a statement: "I received the governor's request today and am really looking forward to updating the cabinet on this issue."
On Wednesday, the newspaper reported travel by a board member defied a 2013 recommendation from Scott after his inspector general found "insufficient controls" on travel spending at
Gilway responded that Scott's recommendations are always carefully considered, but in this case he urged Gardner to become closely involved in 2014 negotiations on reinsurance, or back-up coverage that could reduce assessments on policyholders after storms.
Citizens initially approved a
The governor appoints three of nine Citizens board members and oversees its management along with other Cabinet officials.
At least five company officials have traveled overseas this year to such places as
The state-run insurer employed "insufficient controls" over travel spending that cost policyholders
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