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2018 Legislative Action on Hurricane Irma Recovery

Focus on Hurricane Irma Damage

The 2018 Florida Legislature spent considerable time advancing specific recommendations by the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness following Hurricane Irma.  Included are a number of evacuation-related proposals, including using passenger rail to evacuate citizens and looking at converting portions of highways during emergencies into all one-way traffic, a process known as “contraflow.”  …

Few Consumer Insurance Complaints from Hurricane Irma

Insurers are taking care of their Florida policyholders

Insurance companies responding to claims filings from Hurricane Irma’s destruction in Florida stepped-up to the plate as evidenced by the very low number of consumer complaints filed with the state.  The Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) reports that 548 consumers either had a question, complaint, or wanted assistance from its Division …

DON’T GET DUPED BY INSURANCE SCAMS OR YOU’LL FALL VICTIM TO IRMA AGAIN

October 10, 2017, Miami Herald – “If you hear the words ‘I’ll take care of everything and it won’t cost you anything, just sign here,’ you must run the other way,” said Lisa Miller, Florida’s former deputy insurance commissioner and now a consultant in Tallahassee. “It’s a racket. They’ve created a factory for lawsuits. You are signing away all your …

Florida’s Insurance Villages Post-Hurricane Irma

Last week I traveled to Jacksonville, Naples, and Ft. Myers – those areas among the hardest hit by Hurricane Irma – to see firsthand how Florida’s Insurance Villages operate.  While I learned it doesn’t take a village to handle a claim, it certainly makes it easier on our policyholders to have a central place they can go for personal claims …

Hurricane Irma insurance response team in Orlando Monday – Tampa-based American Integrity Insurance ready to take claims

September 22, 2017, WKMG-TV, Orlando –  Miller told News 6 that American Integrity Insurance Company has taken calls for roughly 300 claims in the Orlando area, so the company made the decision to bring a mobile unit to Orlando next week.  “They call them mobile emergency response vehicles,” she said. “And instead of their customers having to call and wait …

Hurricane Irma victims could face fight between insurers, contractors

September 20, 2017, Orlando Sentinel – “When a consumer signs an AOB, that document assigns all of a policyholder’s benefits to a stranger,” said Lisa Miller, a lobbyist for five insurance companies and a former state regulator. “The consumer loses control and their ability to work with their insurance company directly.”  (Original story location: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-hurricane-irma-homeowners-insurance-20170919-story.html)

TALLAHASSEE — As homeowners …