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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.

Can insurers consider your job when calculating auto premiums?

Sat May 14th, 2016 on     Insurance Claims,    

Every six months, most of us are faced with the loathsome task of either logging into our bank accounts or retrieving our checkbooks so that we can cover the cost of our auto insurance premium. Indeed, part of this loathing comes from the fact that this is seldom a cheap proposition here in Florida, something we discussed in our previous post.

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.

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