Protecting Consumers from Fraud and Abuse
A PROPERTY MARKET IN "CRITICAL CONDITION"
Florida continues to face a lawsuit frenzy in its property insurance market, fueled by big attorney fee awards and questionable solicitations by home repair vendors. “In crisis” and in “critical condition” is how the state’s top insurance regulator described the market. Florida legislators passed meaningful reforms in 2021, but there’s more work to do in 2022.
AOB AUTO GLASS
Each year, thousands of Florida auto insurance policyholders are ensnared in lawsuits with their insurance companies – without their knowledge and against their wishes – due to rampant abuse related to Assignment of Benefits and windshield repairs. AOB auto glass abuse is still a big problem and Florida’s policymakers must address this unfinished business as part of comprehensive AOB reform.
Florida’s no-fault/PIP auto insurance system has for years been rife with fraud and abuse that has spawned a cottage industry of questionable pain clinics and drives up the cost of coverage for the state’s motorists. Florida legislators must assure that any efforts to replace PIP produce real savings for consumers.
Florida’s home and auto insurance policyholders are often targeted by unscrupulous repair vendors and trial attorneys for schemes that drive up the cost of insurance for everyone. Protecting consumers for unnecessary high costs and abuse due to the state’s out-of-control litigation environment – and advocating for sound public policy that puts consumers first – is the mission of the Consumer Protection Coalition.