Florida assignment of benefits abuse News

What to Expect from Florida’s AOB Reform Law Taking Effect July 1

The countdown is on for Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) reform that will take effect July 1, and the insurance industry is getting ready to respond to new requirements as a result of the law as well as evaluating how …

Florida Governor Signs AOB Reform Bill; Law to Take Effect July 1

Long-awaited reforms for Florida’s assignment of benefits (AOB) crisis that the insurance industry and consumer advocates say has led to less coverage and higher rates for Florida property owners will officially become law July 1. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed …

Florida Governor to Sign AOB Reform Bill; Citizens Plans Rate Review

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signaled his support of a property insurance reform bill passed by the Florida Senate Wednesday, saying in a statement Wednesday he will sign the legislation that the insurance industry and consumer advocates say will stem …

Update: Florida Legislature Passes Industry-Backed AOB Reform Bill

After seven years of failed attempts, Florida legislators have passed property insurance reform to address the abuse of a policyholder benefit known as assignment of benefits (AOB). The insurance industry and consumers advocates say the abuse has caused higher insurance …

Florida AOB Reform Bill Passes Final Committee, Heads to Full Senate

A bill the Florida insurance industry says will help reign in assignment of benefits abuse that is plaguing the state and raising insurance costs has passed its final committee in the Florida Senate and is now headed to the full …

Assignment of Benefits Reform Moves Forward as Florida House Passes Measure

Assignment of benefits reform legislation progressed in the Florida legislature yesterday. Lawmakers passed House Bill 7065, one of two key pieces of insurance industry-supported legislation – the other being its companion Senate Bill 122 – that Florida’s insurance regulator and …

Commentary: How Florida AOB Crisis Is Impacting State’s Independent Agents

Florida’s “one-way attorney fee” statute enacted to protect Florida policyholders from large insurance companies has instead spawned a huge industry of assignment of benefits (AOB) predators who take advantage of policyholders and threaten the livelihood of hundreds of independent insurance …

Florida Governor Urges Lawmakers to Address AOB as Reforms Move Forward

Just over a week into the 2019 legislative session, insurance industry-supported bills aimed at reforming Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) abuse are making progress in the state legislature. Lawmakers in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate have each advanced …

Will 7th Time Be the Charm? Industry Makes Big Push for AOB Reform in 2019

The push for assignment of benefits (AOB) reform in the 2019 Florida legislative session is in full swing, and the insurance industry and consumer advocates have pulled out all the stops to emphasize their contention that abuse of a policyholder …

A.M. Best: Insurer Losses from Hurricane Michael Will Be ‘Significant’

Insurers, reinsurers and ILS investors could face significant losses from Hurricane Michael, a major Category 4 storm that began its assault on the Florida Panhandle Wednesday, according to a briefing from A.M. Best. Best said although Florida’s insurance market-share leaders …