PIP News

Uber, Lyft and New York Loss Transfer

Ridesharing has officially arrived in New York, and confusion over New York no-fault insurance and PIP Loss Transfer has arrived with it. On June 29, 2017, the New York State Assembly approved and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s $153 …

Florida May Scrap No-Fault Auto Insurance Law

Frustrated by a recent court decision temporarily blocking part of Florida’s no-fault auto insurance law reformed last year, state lawmakers are considering scrapping the entire law. Current proposals would reinstate to a tort system and mandate that all drivers purchase …

In New Jersey, New PIP Rules Go Into Effect After Court Denies Stay Request

New Jersey’s Superior Court has denied a medical group’s request for a stay of the new motor vehicle personal injury protection (PIP) regulations last evening. The court’s decision means the state’s insurance department can now go ahead and implement the …

Venezuelans Threaten Mass Lawsuits for Faulty Breast Implants

Some 2,000 Venezuelan women are threatening to sue doctors, private clinics and distributors for faulty PIP breast implants if they do not get free replacements in one of the world’s hottest markets for plastic surgery. The image-conscious South American country …

N.J. Amends 25% of PIP Reform Proposals, Reflecting Public Comments

New Jersey’s Department of Banking and Insurance has amended some 25 percent of its personal injury protection (PIP) rule proposals, after reviewing and incorporating recommendations from a mountain of public comment letters it has received. The department said last week …

Breast Implant Scandal Shows Regulators in Dark on Tracking Risks

Long before the latest global breast implant scare, American health officials were toying with the idea of building a registry that would track patients with implants. The registry would give a better idea of the number of complications over time, …

Financial, Legal Woes Dogged Breast Implant Company

Signs of legal problems and financial losses surrounding the French breast implant manufacturer at the heart of a scandal affecting hundreds of thousands of women worldwide can be traced back as far back as 2003, regulatory filings show. France’s Poly …

Florida Consumer Advocate on PIP: Is it Worth the Cost?

Florida’s automobile no-fault law is in severe need of reform, but the cost of doing so may be more than the benefit, according to the state’s insurance consumer advocate. Speaking before Florida’s Cabinet, Insurance Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott told state …

New Jersey Looks to Put a Lid On Its Auto Insurance ‘Pot of Gold’

New Jersey’s auto insurance personal injury protection (PIP) regulations are due for an update. The state’s law requires that the Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) revisit the rules every two years. The proposed rule changes are drawing a great …

Florida PIP Cost Battle May Extend to Physician Referral Services

Florida lawmakers are likely to consider whether to curb the use of accident clinic referral hotlines as part of a broader effort to reign in the costs of personal injury protection (PIP) auto insurance. Reforming the state’s automobile PIP insurance …