Historic Legislation Passes to Stop Abusive Insurance Litigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Historic Legislation Passes to Stop Abusive Insurance Litigation Senate Bill 2A to Create Stability in Market, Protect Consumers  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dev. 14, 2022) – During a special session on insurance, Florida lawmakers today passed historic legislation that aggressively addresses problems deepening Florida’s property insurance market crisis. Senate Bill 2A now heads to…

Hurricane Claim Steps and Homeowner Rights

Bracing for Hurricane Ian, Know these Important Property Claim Steps TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2022) — As Hurricane Ian makes landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, communities in the storm’s path will feel the impacts far and wide and need immediate support and resources. With widespread damage to property imminent, the Personal Insurance Federation of Florida…

Property Insurance Agreement a Positive Step Forward

Legislation Prioritizes Market Stability and Consumer Protection TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 23, 2022) – An agreement has been reached between the House and Senate as Florida lawmakers convene for a special session beginning today to address Florida’s deepening property insurance market crisis. The legislative agreement embodied in House Bill 1D and Senate Bill 2D, filed by Rep.…

Lawmakers Prioritize Florida Resiliency, Storm Prep Measures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lawmakers Prioritize Florida Resiliency, Storm Prep Measures PIFF Thanks Lawmakers for Prioritizing Preparation and Mitigation Efforts TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 11, 2022) – In a state vulnerable to rising seas and stronger storms, Florida lawmakers this Legislative Session prioritized measures that will help homeowners prevent windstorm damage by strengthening structures and help the…

Bill Addressing Roof Repair Scams Passes Last Committee Stop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2022) – The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee this afternoon passed Senate Bill 1728, sponsored by Sen. Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton), which aims to help Florida’s troubled property insurance market. Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) members support efforts that continue to reign in property claims costs from abusive litigation, largely driven by a cottage…

PIFF: Keep the Focus on Consumers

Personal Insurance Federation of Florida Highlights Legislative Priorities TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (November 30, 2021) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today released its policy priorities for 2022. PIFF’s focus remains on addressing challenges in the insurance marketplace, in order to lower rates, expand choices and foster competition. “The greatest challenges in Florida are rising…

Jim Boyd promises to revisit homeowners insurance reform this Session

Lawmakers passed reforms already, but Boyd wants more. Sen. Jim Boyd feels confident insurance reforms passed this year will eventually result in lower homeowner rates in Florida. But he also thinks the work is not done. The Bradenton Republican will file legislation seeking further reforms, including changes to roofing insurance that stalled in negotiations between the two legislative chambers. He would…