March 19, 2018

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/5/2018

› Pilot program at Naval Hospital Jacksonville allows virtual visits for patients
Some patients at Naval Hospital Jacksonville are getting the medical attention they need without stepping foot in a doctor’s office. Instead of missing work and fighting traffic to see a physician, they can now have face-to-face meetings with doctors through their phones, tablets and computers.

› Heritage Insurance seeking hefty rate hikes, blames claims fraud
Heritage Property & Casualty, one of the state’s largest homeowner insurance companies, is seeking double-digit rate increases for new and renewing customers this year.

› Voxx International promotes Orlando-based executive
Ed Mas, who has worked in the automotive industry for more than 20 years, was named president of Voxx Automotive, a division that develops technologies for large auto manufacturers.

› Numbers suggest uptick in seasonal tourism in Sarasota County
Tourist arrivals in Sarasota County increased 1.5 percent to 80,100 guests in January compared with the same month last year, according to data from Visit Sarasota County. Numbers for the season as a whole, beginning in October, are even stronger so far.

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