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Staged accidents and other fraudulent activities, coupled with high attorney involvement in a supposedly no-fault system, continue to drive up the cost of personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to a level at which those Floridians who most need it can hardly afford it.

CS/CS/HB 805

Effective date: July 1, 2017
Chapter No. 2017-19, LOF

Policyholder information released by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to third parties under circumstances specified in current law is often used by other insurance agents and insurers to solicit policies that by law are owned by the Citizens agent of record.

Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse is driving up the cost of property insurance premiums in Florida.

CS/CS/HB 837

Effective date: July 1, 2017
Chapter No. 2017-143, LOF

CS/HB 221

Effective date: July 1, 2017
Chapter No. 2017-12, LOF

CS/CS/HB 925

Effective date: July 1, 2017
Chapter No. 2017-175, LOF

CS/CS/HB 911

Effective date: July 1, 2018
Chapter No. 2017-147, LOF

CS/CS/HB 377

pp. 1–2, §95.11(3)(c)

Effective date: July 1, 2017, and applies to causes of actions that accrue on or after that date.

Chapter No. 2017-101, LOF

Unless a legislative remedy is found, Florida’s workers’ compensation rates could return to pre-2003 record highs.

The law requiring a diligent effort form for exportation of commercial residential risks (condominiums) to the surplus lines market does not align with marketplace realities, is haphazardly enforced, and doesn’t serve the best interests of the sophisticated commercial residential customer. 

CS/CS/HB 421

Effective date: July 1, 2017
Chapter No. 2017-104, LOF

CS/HB 29
Effective date: July 1, 2018
Chapter No. 2018-7, LOF

CS/CS/HB 465
Effective date: March 30, 2018
Chapter No. 2018-131, LOF

Great consumer-oriented video from American Traditions/Modern USA that explains AOB fraud and how it hurts consumers. Great for sharing with customers on social media. You also can embed the video on your agency website.

Answers to your most frequently asked questions about Assignment of Benefits.

CS/CS/HB 465
Effective date: March 30, 2018
Chapter No. 2018-131, LOF

CS/HB 29
Effective date: July 1, 2018
Chapter No. 2018-7, LOF

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