Press Releases

CHANGING THE APPROACH TO SOLVING FLORIDA’S ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS ABUSE

New tools and analytics are revealing hidden costs, changing how the problem is viewed

COLUMBUS, OH — Insurance industry leaders say better collection of data and use of analytics, coupled with a new method of looking at insurance company liabilities and surplus, are keys to providing “the true picture” of the rising costs of Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse in …

ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS – CONTINUING THE FIGHT FOR ALL FLORIDIANS

Join the June 20, 2018 free webinar to hear experts offer real solutions for this costly problem

COLUMBUS, OH — An Orlando contractor has become the newest face of reported Assignment of Benefits abuse in Florida, accused of defrauding 19 homeowners across eight counties here and another in Texas. Timothy Cox was arrested on June 5 for stealing nearly $140,000 …

Driver’s License and Blockchain Please

New Technology Has Applications in Florida Auto Insurance and Fighting Fraud

TALLAHASSEE — The emerging distributed ledger software technology Blockchain, being developed for use in financial transactions, has applications in how we manage insurance information, too.  It could one day be used to reduce Florida’s nearly 27% rate of uninsured drivers – the highest in the nation – while providing …

Determining the Risk of School Shootings

Florida’s new law may mean more lawsuits

TALLAHASSEE — In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, insurance companies are now turning to new and more sophisticated predictive modeling to try to determine the level of risk involved with major casualty events, occurring more often in an increasingly unpredictable world.  At the same time, changes made by the Florida …

FORMER FLORIDA DEPUTY INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: IMAGINE THE IRMA CLAIMS PROCESS AS AN EMERGENCY ROOM TRIAGE

TALLAHASSEE — Former Florida Deputy Insurance Commissioner Lisa Miller says insurance companies taking claims calls from Hurricane Irma are handling them like an emergency room in a hospital: triaging the calls in order of severity.  Miller, President and CEO of Lisa Miller and Associates in Tallahassee, provided advice on how Floridians can navigate the post-Hurricane Irma claims process on the …

Bad Faith Impacting Florida Insurance Costs and Rates

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature is once again trying to decide what to do with the state’s 45 year-old No-Fault Automobile Insurance coverage law – more specifically, how to handle the persistent fraud that keeps increasing and with it, automobile insurance rates.  But one component that’s rarely talked about is the Bad Faith doctrine – and the third-party vendors some …

Podcast Premieres Devoted Entirely to Florida Insurance Issues

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Insurance Roundup, a podcast on the people, issues, and regulations shaping Florida’s insurance market was recently launched by Lisa Miller and Associates, a Tallahassee-based business development, government consulting, and public relations firm.  It’s the first and only podcast devoted exclusively to Florida insurance issues.

“Insurance issues have a big impact on Florida’s nearly 21 million …

American Integrity Insurance Group Promotes Justin Waters to Vice President of Sales

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– February 14, 2017 07:00 AM–American Integrity announces the promotion of seasoned sales professional, Justin Waters, CPCU, to the position of Vice President of Sales. Waters has assumed responsibility for the company’s field sales, internal sales and agency management teams. He is tasked with helping his employees further deepen American Integrity’s relationship with preferred independent agency …

Florida-based Homeowners Insurance Company Now Offers One of a Kind Golf Cart Insurance Coverage

American Integrity Insurance Company Launches Innovative Protection for Thousands of Golf Cart Drivers

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– February 03, 2017 07:00 AM– American Integrity Insurance Company, a premier Florida-based insurance provider, recently launched its golf cart insurance program. American Integrity is the only Florida-based homeowners insurance company (out of over 50) that offers this standalone coverage. In Florida, anyone …