Florida House panel votes to abolish PIP insurance effective Jan. 1

March 27, 2017 Michael Moline, Florida Politics A House committee voted overwhelmingly Monday to do away with personal injury protection, or PIP, insurance in Florida. The vote in the Insurance & Banking Subcommittee was 12-2, with Jay Fant and Blaise Ingoglia the holdouts. PCS/HB 1063 passed despite concerns by insurers that they need stronger protections against bad-faith lawsuits by people…

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…