Florida no fault car insurance repeal moves ahead in state Senate

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Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) introduced the bill in the hopes of controlling skyrocketing premiums. The no fault car insurance bill meant to repeal the current system in Florida has cleared an important Senate committee. Should it become law, it would mean that drivers will need to purchase bodily injury coverage. The primary hurdle so far has been the argument that lawsuits and premiums would rise further. Many of the objections have come directly from insurance representatives. Should the no fault car insurance be repealed, it would mean that drivers in…

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Auto insurance reform details unveiled for Michigan

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The new plans for a no fault system have now been unveiled in the hopes of driving rates down. Drivers in Michigan have just received news regarding the reform package for the auto insurance system in the state, which is meant to lower the skyrocketing premiums that they are paying. At the same time, data was revealed regarding a $14 billion catastrophic accident claims fund. The bills for these auto insurance reforms are still drafts, but if they move ahead, they will change the structure of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims…

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Allstate files $5 million lawsuit in New York as a result of fraud

Allstate Insurance is looking to recover some $5 million in New York that has been lost due to fraud. The company has filed a lawsuit targeting 21 individuals, 17 of which are being accused of misrepresenting public entities. The insurer claims that these people have continuously submitted fraudulent claims on behalf of corporation that were owned and operated by laypersons, as opposed to licensed professionals. The insurer notes that fraud is one of the primary reasons rates have been rising in the state in recent years. Allstate has filed some…

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Michigan Senate bill aims to restrict auto insurance injury benefits

According to the results of a study that were recently released, there would be “potentially disastrous economic impacts” if there were to be a cap to the personal injury benefits under the state’s no-fault insurance law. The research, which was performed by the Anderson Economic Group for the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault, looks into the possible outcome of a bill before the Michigan Senate that had bipartisan support. This bill was sponsored by senators Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) and Joe Hune (R-Whitmore Lake) and would permit a cap as low as…

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Florida Legislature may be looking to change how the state’s insurance industry works as fraud continues to grow unabated

According to experts, Florida’s auto insurance industry is currently facing the possibility of changes or the outright elimination to the no-fault system, which may provide drivers who are well-insured with an appealing decrease in premiums, but may also increase the price of basic policies. In Florida, drivers must have at least $10,000 in coverage for personal injury. However, Governor Rick Scott has stated that he would prefer to make this an optional protection. Personal injury protection (PIP) system critics are saying that scam artists are provided with incentive to stage…

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Minnesota no fault insurance system may crack under pressure

Minnesota’s no-fault auto insurance law has been under fire recently. Opponents of the law have been trying for some time to repeal the legislation, with their latest attempt again being overruled today. However, the state’s Senate committee approved a number of amendments to the law that may curb legislators drive to repeal it. The committee will also be examining alternatives to the law that will favor insurance companies by limiting payouts. The number of underinsured and uninsured drivers in the state is rising, according to Deputy Senate Majority Leader Geoff…

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Kentucky passes bill in hopes to lower fraud activity

The legislative department of Kentucky passed a bill that regulates the requirements of the federal government tax requirements on insurance for surplus lines as well claims for auto personal insurance that involve fraud. The bill was passed as the end of the legislative session is getting near. A measure was submitted by the lawmakers regarding lawyers who immediately get in contact with victims of car accidents offering their services. Called HB 382, this measure does not allow any unauthorized individual to contact a victim of a motor vehicle accident within…

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Are no-fault insurance laws creating fertile ground for fraudlent claims activity?

Florida legislators are facing pressure to make changes to the state’s no-fault auto insurance laws. Several insurers want to see changes that would help reduce the amount of fraudulent claims they are receiving. State law requires that drivers have personal injury protection coverage that would help them pay medical expenses whether or not they were at fault. The law is designed to avoid lawsuits but insurers are saying that it is creating incentive for drivers to stage accidents. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, along with the Florida Chamber…

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