Florida PIP fraud News

Senate Panel Advances Florida PIP Reform Bill

A Senate bill aimed at cracking down on the rampant personal injury protection insurance fraud that costs Florida drivers more than $1 billion annually in premiums is headed to the full floor for what promises to be a contentious debate …

Florida Senate Panel Clears PIP Fraud Bill But House Showdown Looms

Florida lawmakers are heading to a showdown over the state’s no-fault automobile insurance law with state Senate lawmakers seeking to reform current law as opposed to a House plan that would repeal the law in favor of a new insurance …

Florida Gov. Scott Leads a PIP Rally for Reform

Standing in the rotunda of Florida’s capitol in Tallahassee on Wednesday, Florida officials and business leaders called on state lawmakers to reform the state’s no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance law and reduce the costs for drivers and businesses. …

The Politics of Florida PIP: Industry Looks on While Pols Seek Answers

Most agree that Florida’s automobile no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) system needs to be reformed. But in the halls of the state Capitol the struggle over just how to reform the law has exposed how complicated it is to rein …

Florida Gov. Scott Supports Bill Forcing Accident Victims to Emergency Rooms

A bill that would force all accident victims to go to emergency rooms instead of their family doctor, even for minor injuries, cleared a Florida House subcommittee on Wednesday. The bill (HB 119) was approved 10-5 by the Florida House …

Florida Lawmakers File Bills to Address Auto Insurance PIP Fraud

State Sen. Joe Negron this week filed legislation designed to crack down on the fraud that leads to more expensive personal injury protection insurance required of all Florida drivers. Negron’s bill (SB 1860) targets fraud issues that have resulted in …

Florida Investigating Massive PIP Fraud in Dade County

State investigators are considering criminal charges after finding regulatory violations in almost 90 percent of the pain clinics that treat automobile accident victims in Miami-Dade County. A report by the Agency for Health Care Administration revealed irregularities were discovered during …

For Florida Gov. Scott, Insurance Fixes Are Legislative Priority

Gov. Rick Scott wants lawmakers to fix a pair of auto and property insurance issues that are costing Floridians hundreds of millions of dollars but have eluded resolution for more than a decade. The issue facing the largest number of …

Florida Looks to Tampa as Leader in Fight Against PIP Fraud

The move by one Florida county to crack down on auto insurance fraud by targeting staged accidents and regulating clinics is being seen as a roadmap for state officials looking to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. Gov. Rick …

Insurer Trade Group Urges Florida to Curb Auto Insurance ‘Fraud Tax’

Florida should  allow more time for looking into suspicious claims, place a cap on attorneys’ fees and more closely regulate medical clinics to help reduce rampant fraud in the state’s personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance system, an insurer trade …