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Personnel note: Tamela Perdue leaves AIF for Sunshine Health

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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 on 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 to the state’s Workers’ Compensation Panel. At Sunshine Health, Perdue will be Senior Vice President of Legislative and Government Affairs, handling its lobbying. She also…

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NFIB/Florida joins groups opposed to workers’ comp hike

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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 a statement. “For the sake of Florida’s small businesses and the millions they employ, this cannot stand,” he added. “The filing is the tip of the…

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Business lobby blasts workers’ comp rate hike

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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 the Office of Insurance Regulation on Friday. If approved, it would take effect Aug. 1. That would collectively cost Florida businesses roughly $623 million and make the Sunshine…

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The day that was in Florida politics — March 17

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There’s a development in the Gerald Bailey affair I want to tell you about but first it’s FSU Day.  Not that I attended the school or anything but if I’m put on a beat it’s what is in the front of my mind, you know? Like, I’m all FSU, fascinated by Charlotte’s Web rule making, intrigued by the personalities on the Regulated Industries Committee and very grateful that I’m nowhere near Frank Artiles and his bathroom bill. Tuesday morning Seminoles…

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