LAWMAKERS MUST PUT CONSUMERS FIRST IN ANY REPEAL OF PIP SYSTEM

Contact: Michael Carlson President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida PH: (850) 597-7425 michael.carlson@piff.net   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 27, 2017) – The House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee today took an initial step toward repealing Florida’s fraud-riddled No-Fault/PIP auto insurance system with the passage of CS/HB 1063. Under the bill, the existing No-Fault/PIP…

Legislative Update, Week 3 of Session

March 23, 2017 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.   HB 47 – Relating to Texting While Driving Representative Stark Summary: Revises penalties for violations of Florida Ban on…

PIFF STATEMENT SUPPORTING PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT OF TEXTING AND DRIVING BAN

  Contact: Michael Carlson President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida PH: (850) 597-7425 michael.carlson@piff.net   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PIFF STATEMENT SUPPORTING PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT OF TEXTING AND DRIVING BAN   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 22, 2017) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today issued the following statement regarding its support of SB 144 filed…

Abuse drives up insurance

A state law intended to give homeowners recourse in disputes with their insurers is instead being used by some repair vendors and their lawyers to generate a windfall. The “one-way attorney fee” allows policyholders to collect legal fees from their insurer if they win a claims dispute. But if the policyholder loses in court, they…

End home repair contract abuse

By: Alan Daley, American Consumer Institute, Florida Every year, disreputable attorneys and home-repair contractors launch an Assignment of Benefits (AOB) “open season” on home insurance policy holders. Consumers whose homes are damaged by a leaky pipe or storm damage want quick action by repair contractors to mitigate further damage. Some contractors will not proceed unless…

Michael Carlson: Don’t trade a tax cut for a tax increase- preserve the salary tax credits for insurers

For three decades, Florida has offered insurance companies a highly effective, performance-based tax credit that has resulted in tens of thousands of good jobs being created or imported to our state. Not only does this credit bolster our state’s economy in a transparent, accountable way, it also helps ensure insurance rates for Floridians stay as…

WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: WEEK 2 OF SESSION

March 16, 2017 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.   HB 47 – Relating to Texting While Driving Representative Stark Summary: Revises penalties for violations of Florida Ban on…

PIFF SUPPORTS RIDESHARING LEGISLATION

Contact: Michael Carlson President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida PH: (850) 597-7425 michael.carlson@piff.net   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PIFF SUPPORTS RIDESHARING LEGISLATION   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today praises the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee for passing SB 340 filed by Senator Jeff Brandes relating to Transportation…

PIFF STATEMENT SUPPORTING PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT OF TEXTING AND DRIVING BAN

Contact: Michael Carlson President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida PH: (850) 597-7425 michael.carlson@piff.net   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PIFF STATEMENT SUPPORTING PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT OF TEXTING AND DRIVING BAN TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 7, 2017) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today issued the following statement regarding its support of SB 144 filed by Senator…