Florida Declares Uber Drivers Independent Contractors (Not Employees)

December 27, 2015

Florida Declares Uber Drivers Independent Contractors (Not Employees)

In an interview with Insurance Journal, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said that “transportation network companies” (TNCs) like Uber have gaps in insurance coverage consumers should beware of. He was talking in relation to a lawsuit brought against Uber that’s been in the news recently. Two Florida Uber drivers sued the company for employee benefits. But, in early December…

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December 23, 2015

New Federal Budget Will Affect Social Security and Medicare

The new budget that President Obama just signed into law will have a significant impact on Social Security and Medicare. While many of these changes will benefit recipients of Social Security and Medicare, some may limit filing options. Here are a few of the changes that could affect your benefits: Social Security benefits will not change….

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December 15, 2015

The Hottest Christmas Gift of 2015 Might Start a Fire

In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly stepped on a floating piece of fiberglass and used it to get away from a group of thugs trying to beat him up. In that moment, everyone in America wanted a hoverboard. Now, 25 years later, people are getting that wish granted. The hoverboard is the hottest gift of…

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December 11, 2015

Teenager Critically Injured in Jacksonville Hit-and-Run Crash

A teenage boy is in critical condition after being struck by a hit and run driver. According to a News 4 Jax report, the hit-and-run accident happened on 103rd Street near Tampico Road in Jacksonville. Officials say the pedestrian may have been outside the crosswalk when the driver of a small, dark-colored car struck him and drove away. The young…

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December 4, 2015

Man Killed in Fruit Cove Motorcycle Crash

A 62-year-old man was killed and his 58-year-old female passenger was injured when their motorcycle struck a raised center median. According to a News 4 Jax report, the fatal motorcycle accident happened on Longleaf Pine Parkway north of Roberts Road in Fruit Cove. Officials say they don’;t yet know why his motorcycle crossed over the center…

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December 1, 2015

The Problem with Nursing Home Dementia

We handle many nursing home cases involving elderly people with dementia. One thing we’ve noticed with this terrible disease: no matter what kind of dementia someone has, it affects their ability to live a normal, healthy life. People with dementia can have trouble controlling their balance, so they’re vulnerable to getting hurt in falls or…

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