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Consolidated PIP Cases to be heard by Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a large auto insurer in a dispute about fees paid to health providers who treated patients injured in motor vehicle accidents. The case will be heard after the 4th District Court of Appeals ruled last year in favor of the medical providers. That ruling,

New Auto Insurance Legislation Could Lead to More Fraud

A minor change in Florida’s new auto insurance legislation could potentially have a big impact on the state’s drivers, including the possibility of increased fraud. Since 1989, Florida law enforcement and insurance companies have used a “pre-insurance” inspection requirement as a tool against fraud to safeguard consumers.  But the new legislation being proposed, part of

The End of No-Fault Insurance in Florida?

State lawmakers are contemplating ending Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system.  A new law could nix the current system in 2019 and is being done in response to the allegedly increasing problem of insurance fraud.  Like any state, Florida insurers have faced fraud and insist that no-fault is to blame.  Lawmakers claim that this will help

South Florida Bank Accused of Taking Part in Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

A local bank manager in West Palm Beach noticed “unsophisticated” looking people routinely cashing $8,000 checks from a medical clinic and alerted the bank’s security about the suspicious transactions. This is part of an ongoing lawsuit filed in Broward County by Allstate Insurance Company.  The suit alleges that this well-known bank helped fraudulent medical clinics

Insurance Commissioner Suggests Repealing No-Fault Law

Florida’s Insurance Commissioner, Kevin McCarty, recently proposed to repeal the Personal Injury Protection car insurance system, allegedly due to its alleged propensity for fraudulent activity. Florida’s no-fault system of “PIP” insurance essentially provides $10,000 coverage for reasonable and customary medical expenses and loss of income related to a covered accident, regardless of who is found