PIFF is an insurance trade association focused on advocacy before the Legislative and Executive branches of Florida government.  We devote the entire resources of the office to working with legislators, the Governor, members of the Florida Cabinet, and executive branch agency leaders to find common sense solutions to the problems facing Florida’s insurance markets. Here you will find information about our legislative and regulatory priorities, principles, and accomplishments.

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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…

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Insurance Companies Have Plenty to Worry About as Legislative Session Opens

Florida Politics – Michael Moline The insurance industry already has a good idea how one of it’s top priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session seems likely to go. It found out when the House and Senate unveiled their plans for fixing the workers’ compensation system Friday. But there’s more than that to worry about as…

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Legislative Update: Final Committee Week

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Committee Week 6 2017   PIFF Priorities: AOB Reform– PIFF supports a change to Florida’s “one-way attorney fee” law so that businesses that sue insurance companies are required to pay their own lawyers. PIP Insurance– PIFF members believe that any changes to the PIP law must be thoughtful, comprehensive, and consumer-focused. Any new…

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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…

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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…

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PIFF WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: COMMITTEE WEEK 5

PIFF LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Committee Week 5 2017 February 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…

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Chiropractor’s Challenge to ‘PIP’ Law Rejected

News Service of Florida Rejecting arguments by a chiropractor, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld part of a 2012 overhaul of the state’s person-injury protection auto insurance system. The ruling by the 3rd District Court of Appeal focused on part of the law that limit’s so-called “PIP” benefits to $2,500 for non-emergency conditions. Chiropractor…

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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…

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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…

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