Florida no-fault News

Is No-Fault Auto Insurance to Blame for High Rates, Fraud?

A dozen states still use no-fault auto insurance to cover the medical expenses of crash victims. Michigan House members returned to work last week to decide whether they’ll give the state’s motorists a break on their highest-in-the-nation auto insurance premiums. …

Third-Party Bad Faith Claims Add $800M to Florida Auto Insurance Costs: IRC

Florida’s third-party bad-faith lawsuit environment may have resulted in more than $800 million in additional auto liability claim payments in 2013. The industry-supported Insurance Research Council (IRC) in a new report estimates that this cost averages approximately $79 in additional …

Florida Senate Leader to Insurers: Where Are Savings from PIP Reforms?

Key Florida lawmakers are running out of patience with the state’s fraud-plagued no-fault motor vehicle insurance system that has cost policyholders hundred millions of dollars. Senate President Don Gaetz , R-Niceville, told The Associated Press he isn’t persuaded that reforms …

Florida Cabinet Approves PIP Benefit Rule Sought by Insurers

Florida officials have approved an emergency rule that will allow auto insurers providing no-fault coverage to use a form informing accident victims of their benefits under the state’s revised personal injury protection law. The Florida Cabinet approved the emergency rule …

Florida Governor Signs Long-Awaited Auto Insurance Anti-Fraud Bill

Florida’s decade long attempt to reform the state’s automobile no-fault insurance law has finally paid off. Gov. Rick Scott, flanked by rows of law enforcement officials and state officials, signed into law HB119, a measure that was a centerpiece of …

Florida Passes PIP Reform Bill

Gov. Rick Scott got the legislation he wanted to reform Florida’s mandatory motor vehicle no-fault law and crack down on the abuses in personal injury protection cases that have led to skyrocketing increases for coverage. Whether the new measure will …

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 …