Our dangerous roads: As fatalities surge in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, we urge strong no texting while driving law

Jan. 5, 2018 News-Press Darla Letourneau, Special to The News-Press BikeWalkLee, a coalition raising public awareness and advocating for complete streets in Lee County, has long urged the Florida legislature to improve the safety of all road users in Florida. In particular, our top legislative priority for the past five years has been passing a…

2018 Legislative Priorities

Personal Insurance Federation of Florida 2018 Legislative Priorities The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) is a leading property & casualty insurance trade association that advocates for a healthy and competitive marketplace for the benefit of insurance consumers in Florida. PIFF member companies write 45 percent of automobile insurance policies in Florida and approximately 20…

CONSUMER PROTECTION COALITION PRAISES HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE FOR PASSING ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS (AOB) BILL

Originally published by Consumer Protection Coalition   |   View Release TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2017) – The Consumer Protection Coalition praised the House Judiciary Committee today for passing a bill that would protect consumers from Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse related to homeowners’ insurance. The bill, PCB JDC 18-01, contains commonsense consumer protections that would curb…

House AOB package clears committee despite some qualms

Michael Moline Florida Politics November 14, 2017   House assignment of benefits (AOB) legislation cleared its sole committee Tuesday and appears headed to the floor, despite reservations about its limits on attorney fees and lack of language directly sanctioning insurance fraud. Judiciary Committee members also expressed skepticism about insurers pressing policyholders to accept their preferred…

Bill aimed at reducing insurance claims abuses advances in state House

Ron Hurtibise, Contact Reporter November 14, 2017   Attorneys fees would be more difficult for “bad actor” water restoration companies and their attorneys to collect from insurance companies under a bill advanced Tuesday by the state House Judiciary Committee. The committee voted 13-5 to advance the bill to the full House despite concerns by some…

AOB Abuse Tops Agenda at Florida Chamber Insurance Summit

November 7, 2017 Insurance Journal   The Florida Chamber of Commerce brought together regulators, lawmakers, insurance industry executives and other stakeholders last week for the chamber’s annual insurance summit. Through several panel discussions on pressing and emerging issues facing the state’s insurance market, the summit touched on everything from recent cases expected to raise workers’…