Florida drivers looking to save money from from a new law designed to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud may find it helps insurance companies, but have to look hard to find any significant savings.
Governor Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that both he and the Legislature hope will finally crack down on the rampant fraud in Florida’s no-fault car insurance system.
More than a dozen people from Miami have been arrested for allegedly using lunch trucks to stage more than dozen of accidents to file for $800,000 in fraudulent property damage and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims.
Florida legislators will return to the Capitol on Wednesday, less than a week after the final day of the regular session after Gov. Rick Scott called a 15-day extraordinary session so lawmakers can redo redistricting.
Florida lawmakers signed off late Friday on a $70 billion budget that doesn’t raise taxes, but eliminates thousands of jobs, slashes money going to hospitals and universities, and raises college tuition rates. The budget was the last significant action they took before adjourning the 2012 Legislative session at Midnight, the last possible moment.
After 60 days of endless meetings and decision making, the 2012 Florida legislative session is finally coming to a close.
With less than two days to go before the end of the legislative session in Tallahassee, the prospect of achieving ‘personal injury protection’ (PIP) reform doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
In addition to rising fuel prices, drivers in the Sunshine State have to pay inflated insurance rates if they want to hit the road.
This year, some Florida lawmakers say they have to plan to cut insurance costs by overhauling Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.
The Florida Legislature’s latest try to fix the broken no-fault car insurance market unanimously passed a measure that backers say could reduce personal injury protection insurance by upwards of $125 million a year.
State investigators are considering criminal charges after finding regulatory violations in almost 90 percent of the pain clinics that treat automobile accident victims in Miami-Dade County.