CFO Patronis’ Insurance Consumer Helpline Recovers More Than $9 Million for Floridians in Third Quarter of 2017

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2017 Contact: Ashley Carr (850) 413–2842     TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that assistance provided to Floridians by insurance specialists working Florida’s insurance consumer helpline (1-877-MY-FL-CFO) led to the recovery of nearly $9.3 million in the third quarter of 2017. Recoveries included insurance…

Committee meetings emphasize need for Assignment of Benefits (AOB) reform this session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2017) – Legislative meetings about Assignment of Benefits underscored the need for comprehensive reform to end abusive AOB practices that are driving up the cost of property insurance and threatening the affordability of home ownership for many Floridians, the Consumer Protection Coalition said today.   Members of the Senate Banking and…

The state senator discussed what will be happening in the upcoming legislative session.

PortOrangeObserver.com By: Nichole Osinski, Staff Writer Hurricane Irma not only brought destruction, but according to Florida State Senator Dorothy L. Hukill, it is bringing changes. On Friday, Oct. 20, at the Riverside Pavilion, Hukill discussed the aftermath of the hurricane and new bills that will be filed in the upcoming legislative session. According to Hukill, the most recent…

Consumer Advocates: Don’t let contractors handle insurance claims

By Troy Kinsey, Capitol Bureau Reporter Last Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:11 PM EDT TALLAHASSEE —  As a potentially long and arduous insurance claims process begins for hundreds of thousands of Floridians with property damaged by Hurricane Irma, consumer advocates are warning homeowners against allowing contractors to handle their claims through a relatively obscure process known as assignment of…

Florida insurers caution homeowners against signing assignment of benefits

Florida Record Michael Carroll  Sep. 18, 2017, 7:02am TALLAHASSEE — Florida insurance companies are warning property owners who sustained damage from Hurricane Irma to avoid fraud by not signing away their insurance rights to third parties.The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) issued a similar warning last week. “Homeowners should … be cautious of unscrupulous…

CONSUMER ALERT: FEMA/NFIP Announce Enhanced Claims Filing Process for Flood Insurance Policyholders Affected by Hurricane Irma

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 Contact: Amy Bogner/Karen Kees (850) 413-2515 press@floir.com CONSUMER ALERT: FEMA/NFIP Announce Enhanced Claims Filing Process for Flood Insurance Policyholders Affected by Hurricane Irma Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is sharing guidance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) addressing the claims process for its…