Monthly Archives:' January 2016

January 27, 2016

TIME IS MONEY (A NEW YEAR'S REMINDER) FLORIDA'S CIVIL REMEDY NOTICE A CURE FOR INDECISION AND DELAY

Published by AAPIA on January 12, 2016 http://www.aapia.org/community/blog.php?user=11&blogentry_id=179

You’ve prepared and submitted the re-build estimate.  You’ve prepared and submitted the contents inventory.  You’ve identified what you think and your experience tells you is a covered loss.  Maybe you’ve even gotten and submitted the engineering or plumbing report to support the cause of loss.  You’ve done you part. Still all you get back is indecision and/or delay.  So, what can be done about it?  What are your options?

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January 21, 2016

The Challenge of Overreaching Florida Legislation Aimed at Assignment of Benefits Scams

Published by AAPIA on December 3, 2015 http://www.aapia.org/community/blog.php?user=11&blogentry_id=175

Homeowner’s assignment of property insurance benefits (“AOBs”) to repair and restoration companies was a hot topic at the November 2015 meeting of the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (“FAPIA”).  This is no surprise.  In 2015 insurers challenged AOB’s through court cases and pursued legislation aimed at severely limiting AOBs.  Insurers’ efforts fell flat.  Courts upheld the AOBs punting to the legislature to effect change if needed and the legislature did not act during the 2015 legislative session.

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