Assignment of Benefits & Insurance Litigation

Four key drivers have increased property insurance rates by double- and triple-digits in Florida (as high as 111%) over recent years:

  • Underwriting losses from catastrophe claims over the past six years, including loss creep ($1.4 billion in 2020 and $1.2 billion in 2021)
  • Adverse loss reserve development (cost of claims greater than reserves allotted – by $682 million in 2019 and another $670 in 2020 and $350 million in 2021)
  • Higher reinsurance costs (up 54% in 2020 and another 28% in 2021 – especially impactful on Florida’s reliant domestic market)
  • Increases in costly litigation, despite the Florida Legislature’s 2019 Assignment of Benefits (AOB) reform and further 2021 Litigation & Solicitation reform.  According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Florida has 9% of the nation’s homeowners insurance claims yet 79% of the nation’s homeowners insurance lawsuits.  

Lisa Miller & Associates continues to play an integral role in 2022 in the education and advocacy for the newest series of reforms this year on behalf of Florida’s top domestic insurance companies and the state’s 6.5 million policyholders.  Click the three links below to learn more!

 

 

 

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