personal injury protection insurance

Justices Agree To Take Up 'PIP' Fee Dispute

Jan 21, 2016

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to take up an appeal by Allstate Insurance Co. in a dispute about fees paid to health providers who treat patients injured in auto accidents. Justices issued an order saying they will hear the case, which comes after the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled in August in favor of medical providers.

State Report Says Fraud Down In 'No Fault' Claims

Jan 5, 2015

A 2012 effort to reform the state's "no-fault" auto insurance system has halted the growth of fraud in the system, according to a new state report. But the numbers released Monday are still considered too preliminary to show the full impact of the law.

The report by the Office of Insurance Regulation found that since the law (HB 119) went into place on Jan. 1, 2013, there has been a drop in the number of personal-injury protection claims filed and dollars sought.

In an honor for both the students and the school, three University of South Florida juniors have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.

Not only are Michael Calzadilla, Kaitlin Deutsch and Fiona Kearns among the 238 students from across the country receiving the honor, they're also the only Goldwater Scholars this year in the State University System of Florida.

Hillsborough County ordinance designed to fight auto accident fraud under the state’s personal injury protection insurance law cannot be enforced, the Tampa Tribune reports. A lower court had blocked enforcement last year, and now the state’s Second District Court of Appeals has upheld the injunction without comment. The ordinance allowed the county to deny licenses to certain pain clinics as a way to stop criminals who were staging accidents and then working with clinic owners to defraud insurance companies. But an attorney for the clinics said the good clinics were being barred along with the bad.