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 Should the no fault car insurance be repealed, it would mean that drivers in…

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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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Do You Know What Personal Injury Insurance Covers?

Personal injury insurance or personal injury protection (PIP) is an extension of the typical car insurance. It will provide coverage for treatment and medical expenses that are connected to injuries sustained during an automobile accident. Understanding what personal injury insurance covers will help you decide whether it is the right coverage for you and for your family. Basics of Personal Injury Insurance: Although most common in cases connected to automobile accidents, this type of coverage may also be provided for personal injuries and emotional distress resulting from defamation or libel.…

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Auto insurance reform injunction in Florida halted

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A federal judge has denied the progress of the process that could have blocked the PIP changes. A federal judge has just ruled to stop an injunction designed to impede the personal injury protection (PIP) reforms to the auto insurance law in Florida, which had only just been enacted last year. Supporters of the reform feel that this decision was an important victory for vehicle coverage in the state. As a part of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Lazzara’s ruling, he refused to grant requests for an injunction that were…

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Auto insurance reforms to PIP have yet to lower premiums

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  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 York doctors suspected of fraud to the personal injury protection system face possible decertification

New York has launched a meticulous statewide initiative to shut down medical offices that have been fraudulently billing for medical services for car accident victims under the no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) system in the state, when those services are either entirely unnecessary or were never administered in the first place. Under the new regulations of this initiative, any doctors who have taken part in these unscrupulous efforts to defraud the PIP system in New York will be committing professional suicide. The regulations are being issued by the Department of…

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Insurance reform takes a backseat in Florida Legislature, Insurance Council continues to press forward with changes

As insurance reform loses momentum amongst legislators, the Florida Insurance Council says that it will continue pushing for major changes to the state’s regulations and the Citizens Property Insurance group. Reform has fallen to the wayside in the current session of the state’s Legislature, which will begin next week. While lawmakers focus more on budget and redistricting, the much needed insurance changes are not to be considered until the next legislative session, which will happen much later in the year. The Insurance Council is pushing for changes to the state’s…

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