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…

PIFF STATEMENT OPPOSING PREJUDGMENT INTEREST LEGISLATION

Contact: Michael Carlson President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida PH: (850) 597-7425 michael.carlson@piff.net   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PIFF STATEMENT OPPOSING PREJUDGMENT INTEREST LEGISLATION TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today issued the following statement regarding its opposition to Senate and House prejudgment interest bills. HB 469, by…

PIFF PRAISES HOUSE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE FOR PASSING LEGISLATION CLARIFYING INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TNC DRIVERS

PIFF Statement on HB 221 Feb 21 2017 Contact: Michael Carlson President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida PH: (850) 597-7425 michael.carlson@piff.net FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PIFF PRAISES HOUSE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE FOR PASSING LEGISLATION CLARIFYING INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TNC DRIVERS TALLAHASSEE, FL, (February 21, 2017) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today applauded the…

Editorial: Water Claims Spell Trouble for Florida Property Insurance Market

Tampa Bay Times Editorial A steady drip usually signals bigger trouble, and this is no exception. Insurance claims and lawsuits for water damage are climbing, and the mess is spreading from South Florida to Tampa Bay. That means trouble for private insurers and the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. And that means trouble for homeowners…

Restoring Balance in Insurance Litigation

An Update of the Abuse of Assignments of Benefits and its Correlation with One-Way Attorney’s Fees by Mark Delegal and Ashley Kalifeh for Florida Association of Independent Agents, Executive Summary As discussed in FJRI’s 2015 paper,1 the prospect of one-way attorney’s fees has encouraged a growing number of lawyers to partner with various service providers…