Auto insurance law goes into effect tomorrow

Florida Auto Insurance

Florida drivers will face new coverage regulations starting January 1. As of tomorrow, Floridians will be facing reforms to the auto insurance law that are designed to help to play an important role in the effort to battle fraud in this industry within the state. This will involve considerable changes to the guidelines for personal injury protection (PIP). The first phase of the reforms to the law, which were designed to help reduce the success of staged accident claims and other forms of auto insurance fraud, were implemented earlier this…

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Auto insurance reforms to PIP have yet to lower premiums

Florida proof of Auto Insurance

  Florida drivers are still waiting for the promised savings to kick in. Over one hundred auto insurance companies were required to report their intentions to reduce their rates on Monday, as a result of the massive changes to the personal injury protection (PIP) plan in Florida. However, as many predicted, these insurers didn’t show any clear intention to reduce prices. A new law in the state required that these auto insurance providers send a rate filing to the Office of Insurance Regulation at the start of October, which would…

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New auto insurance law in Florida to prevent fraud

Florida proof of Auto Insurance

State cracks down on massive scam problem with several new laws that took effect on Sunday. Three new measures and anti-fraud auto insurance laws will be included among 150 new regulations in Florida, in a part of the state’s efforts to crack down on a serious scam problem with their personal injury protection (PIP) laws. The changes take direct aim at the way that auto insurance functions within the state. The PIP coverage has been in place in Florida since 1972. Since that time, all drivers in Florida have been…

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Governor Scott signs law in the hopes to minimize phony auto claims

Florida Governor Rick Scott

The bill signing occurred in Jacksonville at a ceremony on Friday. Though the city of choice for the signing of the Florida insurance fraud legislation by Governor Rick Scott is not exactly a hotspot for staged accidents, it still drew attention from the entire state, including Sheriff John Rutherford, who is backing the new law. The signing took place in the parking lot located next to the Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center on the North Campus of Florida State College, where Scott added his autograph while surrounded…

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Florida passes new PIP reform bill that will is expected to reduce auto insurance fraud in the state

Florida Governor Rick Scott is claiming a major victory on behalf of the state’s citizens this week. The state Senate has passed legislation that will reform the state’s troublesome personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance system. The system has been wrought with fraud for several years, becoming much worse over the past two. Legislators supporting reform claim that this fraud was causing auto insurers to raise rates on coverage at alarming speed. The new legislation seeks to remedy the problem. The legislation that was passed by the Senate is House…

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Florida lawmakers pass new bill designed to combat auto insurance fraud in the state

The Florida House of Representatives has passed a new bill that aims to dismantle auto insurance fraud in the state. The bill, House Bill 119, passed with a vote of 85-30, receiving a great deal of support from both political parties. The bill will now contend with a similar legislation heading to the state’s Senate, Senate Bill 1860. Both bills have similar goals, but seek to accomplish them in differing ways. Governor Rick Scott, who has made insurance fraud a top priority this legislative session, says that the ultimate goal…

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Florida legislators back new bill that will reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance laws

As auto insurance fraud is thrusted into the limelight by the actions of federal and state regulators this week in New York, the eleven other states that host no-fault insurance laws are taking a hard look at what can be done to make fraud a less serious issue. Florida is currently the leader in terms of auto insurance fraud, much of which is spurred by the state’s no-fault laws. These laws require insurers to pay benefits to victims of car accidents no matter who may be at fault. Like in…

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