PIFF RELEASES

Bill Curbing “Attorney Fee Multiplier” Heads to Next Stop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 4, 2020) — The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee today passed a bill that will prevent attorneys from exploiting an outdated and unnecessary legal tactic to enrich themselves at the expense of insurance consumers.    The “common law contingency risk fee multiplier” is intended for use in cases where legal counsel might be…

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Bill Adding Accuracy to Legal Cases Passes First Committee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 28, 2020) — Today, the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that will create a new standard for determining medical damages from personal injury or wrongful death cases, better reflecting the true cost of damages and preventing attorneys from inflating them to seek a greater recovery.    Senate Bill 1668 by…

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Insurance priorities address marketplace challenges

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 27, 2020) — Florida’s personal lines insurance market is still under stress from lawsuit abuse and hurricane recovery. One year since category 5 Hurricane Michael, packing 155-mile-per-hour winds, threw the people, land and economy of northwest Florida into disarray, the unprecedented damage is still very apparent. Recovery is ongoing. Floridians are not…

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Hurricane Michael Victims Remain a Priority to Florida Insurers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., (Oct. 15, 2019) — The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) today released the following statement and background information related to Hurricane Michael insurance claims. Tomorrow, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m., the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will convene for a workshop on Hurricane Michael claims and the state of the domestic property…

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Add these Insurance Tips to Hurricane Preparations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida braces itself for Hurricane Dorian, forecast to arrive just as National Preparedness Month begins, the Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) urges Floridians to take immediate steps to protect themselves and their loved ones. In addition to replenishing basic supplies, preparing for the unique needs of children, elderly relatives and pets,…

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