Florida to retain outside firm to study elimination of PIP insurance

Thu May 19th, 2016 on     Insurance Claims,    

Last week, our blog reported on how recent reform efforts by the Florida Legislature targeting fraud present in the state’s no-fault insurance system and, by extension, rising auto insurance premiums have largely failed. Indeed, we discussed how reports have found that Personal Injury Protection rates have increased considerably since January 2015, while the Office of Insurance Regulation determined that Florida drivers now pay some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the nation.

Reports call efficacy of auto insurance reform efforts into question

Wed May 11th, 2016 on     Insurance Claims,    

Four years ago, state lawmakers were confronted with growing outrage on the part of their constituents over skyrocketing auto insurance premiums. In response, they passed a series of reform bills, ultimately signed by Governor Rick Scott, that were designed to both lower the cost of insurance and help combat the unbridled fraud present in the state’s no-fault coverage, otherwise known as Personal Injury Protection.

Understanding insurance options before setting sail

Sun May 8th, 2016 on     Insurance Claims,    

One of the primary advantages of living in Florida, apart from the countless sunny days, lush greenery and ecological diversity, is the seemingly endless water access. Indeed, those looking to swim, kayak or take a boat out on the water can pick from any spot along the miles of sandy coastline, or spend their time out on one of the state’s many rivers or lakes.

Given this reality, you’ll find that many people in the Sunshine State have everything from canoes and sail boats to powerboats and jet skis parked in their driveways or down at the local marina.

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