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AOB Reform Ranks Among Top Issues of Session

AOB Reform Ranks Among Top Issues of Session

The 2019 Florida legislative session has come to a close.  After several years of “wait ’til next year” results on the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) issue, this year’s legislature finally passed much-needed reform.  Media outlets around the state are calling this one of the biggest results of the 2019 session. The legislature’s paramount duty, of […]

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AOB Reform Advances Without Auto Glass Fix

AOB Reform Advances Without Auto Glass Fix

The Florida House of Representatives has passed its version of Assignment of Benefits (AOB) reform. The bill has been a priority of key policymakers, including CFO Jimmy Patronis and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier. The bill is aimed at reducing abuses that have plagued the Florida property insurance market when consumers assign the rights and benefits […]

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AOB Reform Still Alive as Session Enters Stretch Run

AOB Reform Still Alive as Session Enters Stretch Run

The Florida Legislature is in the final month of its annual 60-day regular session. This year’s session concludes May 3. For many who follow Florida’s residential property insurance market, the question this year is the same as in recent years— is this the year assignment of benefits (AOB) reform will pass? Floridians throughout the state […]

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Governor Supports Resolution of AOB Concerns

Governor Supports Resolution of AOB Concerns

Governor Ron DeSantis had many topics to choose from as he addressed the legislature at the outset of this year’s session.  However, the Governor opted to touch upon the highlights rather than exhaustively list the priorities of his first session as Governor.  Among these, Governor DeSantis discussed the need for AOB reform, calling the current […]

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Legislative Session Draws Near

Legislative Session Draws Near

The 2019 Florida legislative session in only about a week away.  This year’s session will be different in some respects than recent sessions, if only due to significant changes in executive branch and legislative officers.  The Governor’s office often sets the tone for legislative sessions through developing proposed budgets and advancing public policy issues.  The […]

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