Winners and Losers of Session

“Mixed Bag– Insurance industry — Nothing majorly good, but given what the predictions for trial bar valor were, coupled with rumors of the repeal of a tax credit for hiring Floridians, not as bad as expected. Plus, hearing the industry got a few base hits on smaller issues.” Read more about the impacts of the…

Assignment of Benefits abuse driving up cost of home, car insurance in Florida

ABC Action News Jackie Callaway 11:24 PM, Apr 19, 2017   Small business owner Mike Hinsch’s trouble started after a mobile glass business replaced the windshields in three work trucks.Hinch’s auto policy exploded from $16,000 a year to $22,000 over the windshield claim.This plumber had no idea the glass company hit his insurer up for…

Lawmakers vote on regulations for Uber and Lyft

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – As Uber and Lyft driver roll around town state lawmakers want to roll out regulations. A bill passed the Senate Wednesday requiring certain insurance coverage from drivers of ride sharing companies. House Bill 221 passed with a 36-1 vote by the senate and some say the measure will protect passengers and drivers…

PIFF STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF RIDESHARING BILL

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 19, 2017) – The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today praised the Florida Senate for passing House Bill 221, filed by Reps. Chris Sprowls (R-Clearwater) and James “J.W.” Grant (R-Tampa), that creates new insurance requirements, and other consumer protections for passengers and drivers involved in transportation network company activities.   HB…