‘Assignment of Benefits’ a Bonanza for Trial Lawyers and Vendors, Bad for Consumers

By Peter Schorsch – Mar 26, 2015 Bills are gaining momentum in both the House and Senate to rein in a rapidly growing insurance scam in which sketchy trial lawyers and remediation firms are getting stressed-out homeowners to sign over their policy benefits and rights after a burst water pipe or similar home emergency. Assignment…

Home Repair Insurance Claim Fraud Hammering Florida – Representative David Santiago

Imagine this: You wake up to find your kitchen flooded from a broken pipe. You frantically call a water extractor who arrives and says, “Don’t worry. Just sign these forms and we’ll handle everything.” The truth is, you’ve just signed away control of your insurance claim and may have permitted unscrupulous third parties to inflate…

PIFF Press Release: Clarity Needed for TNC Insurance Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   PIFF SUPPORTS TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY TECHNOLOGY, URGES LEGISLATURE TO CLARIFY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS   TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 17, 2015 – Transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft represent a promising technology that has arrived and can serve consumers well in the future, but Florida legislators should clarify the insurance requirements for…