Florida no fault auto insurance repeal effort launched once again

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A new proposal is headed to the state Legislature in 2018 after having undergone lengthy discussion. Senator Tom Lee (R-Thonotosassa) filed SB 150 in the hopes of repealing the no fault auto insurance system in Florida. The current law requires drivers in the state to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Senator Lee seeks to replace the PIP coverage with a requirement for bodily injury and medical payment coverages. Lawmakers have tried several times to repeal the no fault auto insurance system over the last few years. They…

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Florida auto insurance costs more than coverage in most other states

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Research has shown that car coverage in the state costs up to 25 percent more than the U.S. average. According to newly released data from Insure.com, drivers in Florida are still facing very expensive auto insurance, to the point that they are paying up to 25 percent more than the average across the rest of the country. The report on the data analysis determined that Florida is the eighth most expensive state in the U.S. The average amount paid for auto insurance premiums in Florida was $1,654. When compared to…

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New legislation in Florida aims to close ride-share auto insurance gap

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Senator Simmons introduces new insurance legislation to address ride-share concerns in Florida New auto insurance legislation concerning ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, is making progress in Florida’s legislative process. The legislation, sponsored by Senator David Simmons, is heading for the state’s Senate, where lawmakers will determine its feasibility and whether or not it is a good fit for the state. According to Senator Simmons, the legislation is a work in progress and changes may be made to it in the future. Lawmakers are becoming increasingly concerns of potential…

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Florida may do away with its no fault auto insurance system

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No fault system could come to an end in 2019 Florida lawmakers are considering putting an end to the state’s no fault auto insurance system. New legislation could put an end to this system in 2019 and is meant to address the increasingly problematic issue of insurance fraud. Insurers have faced fraud in the state for some time, with some suggesting that the no fault system is to blame. Fighting fraud is becoming a major priority for state officials, who want to see premiums come down for the state’s drivers.…

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Legislation targets auto insurance and ride share services in Florida

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New legislation will place auto insurance requirements on ride share companies New legislation in Florida could affect the way ride-share companies receive auto insurance. Companies like Uber and Lyft, which providing transportation services with the aid of mobile apps, have been at the heart of debate concerning issues in the auto insurance sector. These companies typically meet the minimum requirements but are not technically required to do so because of the way they operate. The new legislation would codify existing standards, ensuring that companies like Uber and Lyft are required…

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Auto insurance confusion leaves some snowbirds uninsured

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For those who drive south throughout the winter, it’s important to remember state coverage regulations. New information has been released from NerdWallet.com, a consumer financial info provider, which has revealed that snowbirds who drive to warmer states throughout the winter may not have the auto insurance coverage they need as they move from one region of the country to the next. Every year, there are about a million people who head to Florida and Arizona receives another 300,000. While these snowbirds move from Canada and more northern states using their…

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Uber auto insurance bill makes its way through the Florida Senate

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A new plan has focused on app-based ride sharing transportation services. An auto insurance plan that concentrates on the coverage requirements for app-based ride sharing transportation services such as Lyft and Uber has now made its way through the Senate and has now stepped into the House in Florida. In the Senate, the ride share insurance bill, SB 1298 by Senator David Simmons, was passed by a vote of 28 to 12. The bill requires that these transportation network companies (TNC) that offer ride share programs, will need to obtain…

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Florida continues to fight insurance fraud

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Law enforcement is looking for fake auto insurance cards in order to catch those that are committing fraud Law enforcement in Florida are beginning to grow more aggressive when it comes to fighting insurance fraud. Officers in Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, and Medley took to the streets recently in order to find those that are using fake auto insurance cards. Law enforcement has been tasked with fighting fraud in Florida, where it has become a significant problem for the auto insurance industry. Insurance fraud is a national problem, according to the…

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Homeowners insurance fee may soon expire in Florida

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Fee issued on homeowners insurance policies and auto insurance policies will come to an end in 2015 Florida’s so called “Hurricane Tax” on homeowners and drivers is expected to come to an end at the beginning of 2015. Policyholders have been paying an extra fee for their property and auto coverage for some time, but the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has ordered that insurers put an end to these fees 18 months ahead of when these fees were initially meant to expire. Insurers have until January 1, 2015, to…

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Proof of auto insurance goes electronic in Florida

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The state has joined more than half of the country that allow drivers to display coverage on their smartphones. Florida has now become one of the 30 total states that are now allowing drivers to show digital proof of auto insurance on the screens of their smartphones and other mobile devices as a legitimate way of showing that they have the required coverage for their vehicles. The Cabinet and the Governor have now signed the administrative rule that allowed the change to be implemented. The Florida Cabinet and Governor Rick…

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