Uber auto insurance bill makes its way through the Florida Senate

Florida Auto Insurance

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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Auto insurance is far higher for some Florida drivers than others

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A recent report has shown that motorists in the state have premiums highly impacted by their location. A report that was recently released by ValuePenguin.com has revealed that location plays a very important role in the cost of auto insurance in Florida, as it does in most other states, and has revealed the cities in which drivers are paying the highest amount for their coverage. It showed that the cost of coverage in Tampa and St. Petersburg is among the highest in Florida. The average rate for the drivers in…

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Auto insurance bill by Senator to scrap Florida no-fault system

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The legislation is being prepared in order to change the situation in the state which is riddled with fraud. A new bill is being drafted by David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs), the Senate Banking and Insurance Chairman in Florida, in order to help to repeal the no-fault auto insurance system in the state, which is swimming in fraud and that is costing residents a fortune to cover their vehicles. A landmark effort for this purpose from 2012 remains tied up in the courts, allowing fraud to continue. Simmons explained that he…

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Auto insurance fees may be relaxed in Florida

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Florida considers putting an end to some fees  that make auto insurance coverage so expensive Florida is home to some of the most expensive auto insurance coverage in the U.S. This is partly due to the state’s no-fault auto insurance laws and the fees associated with coverage. The regulations governing auto insurance in the state have made fraud very prevalent, which has also contributed to the increasingly expensive nature of coverage. This week, Florida lawmakers have been working on a plan to give the state’s drivers some respite from the fees…

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