Tag: assignment of benefits
Jimmy Patronis Will Champion Hurricane Fraud Legislation When Legislature Meets Next Year
Last week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis held a press conference in Cape Coral to highlight fraud prevention efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian. During the press conference, Patronis announced that he...
Jimmy Patronis Pushes Consumer Protection as Session Starts in Tallahassee
With this week seeing the start of the regular session of the Florida Legislature and being Consumer Protection Week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis showcased his consumer protection agenda, which includes protecting Floridians from unnecessary fees, working to eliminate fraud and scams, and ensuring Florida’s insurance markets aren’t flooded with unnecessary litigation.
Ashley Moody Warns of Scams in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sally
After a natural disaster, consumers should be wary of tree service scams, building and home repair scams, disaster relief scams and water testing and treatment scams.
Enterprise Florida Offering Trade Grants for Virtual International Trade Shows
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) announced on Tuesday that it is launching a resource to help Florida small and medium-sized companies safely build their international business connections. The Virtual Trade Shows Grant Program will allow companies to identify international clients and generate new export opportunities.
Mark Bell: Bad Faith Reform and COVID-19
Under our current laws, policyholders can take another’s insurance company to court if they feel their liability claim from an accident wasn’t handled in good faith. That is a very foggy standard, subjective at best. While I believe every citizen deserves to seek proper damages when necessary, this law is being abused by some lawyers using vague and unprovable accusations of bad faith to score quick settlements and lucrative fees.
Ron DeSantis Announces Funds to Help Green Cove Springs With Electrical Line Infrastructure
On Thursday, marking Clay County Day at the Florida State Capitol, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he is sending $250,000 to the city of Green Cove Springs for electrical line infrastructure upgrades through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.
Ron DeSantis Offers Second State of the State Address as Legislature Begins Regular Session
"Well, in this season of opportunity, we can say there is more out there to achieve for our state – and there is no reason why we can’t seize this moment and deliver for the people of Florida."
Jimmy Patronis: Floridians Need to Plan for Hurricanes, Including Practicing Disaster Plans
Patronis urged Floridians to go to PrepareFL.com website which serves as a one-stop-shop for disaster preparedness information to help Floridians ensure they are prepared to weather the next storm.
Assignment of Benefits Reform Bill Clears Legislature, Ron DeSantis Plans to Sign It
“The exponential growth in AOB abuse has contributed to mounting insurance costs for Floridians for far too long,” said DeSantis. “In recent years, there have been calls for reform and today, the Legislature took action."
Assignment of Benefits Reform Bill Moves Forward in the Florida Senate
The bill is being championed by state Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Pensacola. An AOB is an agreement that, once signed, which transfers the insurance claims rights or benefits of the policy to a third party.
Ron DeSantis Picks Up Conservative Campaign Themes in State of the State Address
With the Legislature kicking off its regular session on Tuesday, DeSantis returned to the themes that he stressed in the campaign including the “economic opportunities that lie before us,” the “environmental challenges that require our attention” and “our obligations to education and public safety.”
JMI Pushes Insurance Reform in Florida
The James Madison Institute (JMI) released “Roadmap to Reform” from Christian Cámara, a senior fellow at JMI, which finds “three areas of needed insurance reform
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