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House Proposals Address Auto Insurance Issues

House Proposals Address Auto Insurance Issues

Two bills of interest to the auto insurance industry have been filed in the Florida House of Representatives. Neither has a Senate companion yet, although it is still early. HB 323 attempts to address concerns with an explosion of auto glass claims and resulting litigation. The bill would prohibit motor vehicle repair shops and their […]

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Florida Supreme Court Resolves PIP Deductible Debate

Florida Supreme Court Resolves PIP Deductible Debate

Just before the new year, the Florida Supreme Court released its opinion in Progressive Select Insurance Company v. Florida Hospital Medical Center resolving a split among Florida’s appellate courts about the proper application of the deductible in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims.  The underlying question related to whether the PIP deductible should be applied before […]

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Session Heads Into Final Week

Session Heads Into Final Week

The 2018 Florida legislative session is drawing to a close, barring any extensions or subsequent special sessions.  This year’s session has been unusual for issues outside of the typical annual cycles of budgets and other expected business.  The 2018 session began with a lot of attention directed to the range of relationships between legislators, staff […]

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Early Session Promises Fast Start to Year

Early Session Promises Fast Start to Year

The holidays are only recently behind us as this year’s legislative session gets underway.  Insurance-related issues might not be as prominent from a statewide perspective as in some prior years—  some pre-session lists didn’t include insurance topics among the top five or ten issues to be addressed.  Nonetheless, for members of the industry, the session […]

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PIP Repeal Effort Will be Among 2018 Highlights

PIP Repeal Effort Will be Among 2018 Highlights

For the auto insurance industry, the potential repeal of Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP), or no-fault, system has become an annual debate.  The 2018 legislative session will be no different as both legislative chambers are set to take up the issue. The Florida House of Representatives has advanced a version of PIP repeal that does […]

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