Model Laws Could Provide Options & Protection for Policyholders

Mon Sep 20th, 2010 on     Insurance Claims,    

The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has proposed a model law that would strengthen protections of terminally ill and elderly patients. The law relates to another law proposed by the group earlier this year. Model laws are not guaranteed to be introduced in state legislatures. For Florida to enact these proposals, each model law must be championed by a state senator or state representative who will then see it through the legislative process.

San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Raises Questions About Insurance Coverage

Thu Sep 16th, 2010 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

In the wake of the San Bruno, California pipeline explosion last week, the utility set aside about $100 million to help the victims. Whether they distribute that money depends largely on the results of the investigation into what caused the blast. If the company is not at fault, the people who were injured, the people who lost their homes, and the people who lost their loved ones will likely not see any of that money. Instead, they will rely on their insurance carriers. And industry insiders from Florida to Washington State will be following the story.

Slip and Fall Claims Under the Microscope

Fri Aug 27th, 2010 on     Insurance Claims,    

Florida businesses may be glad to hear that the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is stepping up its efforts to uncover “slip and fall” insurance fraud. NICB agents have teamed with insurance company investigators and law enforcement personnel to look into the thousands of questionable claims submitted to insurance companies over the past couple of years.

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