What is a No-Fault State?

what is a no fault state mean

Currently, there are 13 no-fault states in the U.S. These include Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York. If you live in a no-fault state, it means that a driver has to first file a claim with their own insurance company if they’re in an accident. Every state sets its own laws as far as who pays for an accident. Sometimes when there’s an accident involving two parties, the goal isn’t determining fault. The following are specific things to know about living in a no-fault state. Overview of a…

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

Florida Auto Insurance

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 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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Auto insurance in Florida continues to be a problem

Auto Insurance

Lawmakers benefits of new auto insurance laws to be seen soon Auto insurance in Florida has been in flux for some time. State lawmakers have been laboring to make changes to Florida’s auto insurance regulations in the hopes of curbing the prevalence of fraud. Legislators have made significant changes to the state’s personal injury protection (PIP) regulations, which have been hailed both as a remedy for fraud and a financial problem for consumers and businesses. Whatever the case may be, auto insurers are tasked with figuring out ways to lower…

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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 attempting to compromise over reforms to PIP

The Florida legislature is facing a debate over to strikingly different proposals that have been made to reform the no-fault auto insurance system in the state – also known as personal injury protection (PIP) – but the top lawmakers are hoping that it will be possible to reach a compromise. One of the primary issues of this legislative session – the extensive auto insurance fraud experienced in the state – was temporarily derailed by massage therapists who had been lobbying the topic. On Tuesday, the Senate Budget Committee held off…

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Florida legislators come face to face with staged accidents

Florida continues to lead the U.S. in auto insurance fraud, a fact that state lawmakers have been working to change. Staged auto accidents are presenting the state, and its insurance industry, with significant problems. Those abusing the state’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) system, which provides drivers with no-fault auto insurance policies, cause insurers to raise rates on coverage in an effort to recovery from losses. Thus far, Florida legislators have been divided on how to solve the problem. That is until they were shown how easy it was for drivers…

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