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April 18, 2019

Assignment of Benefits Reform Moves To Florida Senate Floor

An assignment of benefits reform bill will head to the Florida Senate floor after the body’s rules committee passed it on an 11-6 vote yesterday, Florida Politics reports.

The bill, which was brought in line with the House version that passed 96-20 last week, would change the one-way attorneys’ fee structure that some say incentivizes litigation abuse. Sen. Doug Broxson, the bill’s Senate sponsor, said it will “go a long way toward curbing skyrocketing insurance costs, protecting consumers, and restoring accountability in our insurance claims process.” Litigation over assignment of benefits has been blamed for the state’s rising home insurance costs.

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