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Update: Florida Bans Nursing Home Visits as Coronavirus Spreads

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday banned most visits to nursing homes statewide as he acknowledged the coronavirus has likely spread into the general population. Meanwhile, officials closed world-famous South Beach to prevent college spring breakers from congregating. During a news …

Visits to Florida Nursing Homes Restricted Amidst Coronavirus Spread

Gov. Ron DeSantis placed limits Wednesday on who can can visit Florida’s nursing homes and other assisted living facilities, bidding to protect the state’s sizeable and vulnerable elderly population from the new coronavirus. The governor took the step by executive …

Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Coronavirus

Swift-moving developments over the new coronavirus ricocheted across Florida’s Capitol as Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Monday and lawmakers disrupted their legislative session so crews in surgical gowns could swab down the House chambers. Facing a growing …

Florida Governor Appoints 8 to Cybersecurity Task Force

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed eight individuals to Florida Cybersecurity Task Force, according to a statement from the governor’s office. The Florida Cybersecurity Task Force is tasked with reviewing and assessing the state’s cybersecurity infrastructure, governance and operations. The …

What Passed, What Didn’t: New Florida Laws Taking Effect July 1

The Florida Legislature looked at and passed many pieces of legislation in the 2019 session that will impact the insurance industry. The following are summaries of what passed — and what didn’t. What Passed HB 7065 – AOB Reform Provides …

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 …