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I’m asking the Florida Legislature to act now to reign in AOB abuse and protect consumers. Pass meaningful legislation to curb AOB abuse before it gets even worse.

Protecting consumers from home repair scams

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Protecting Your Rights

Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse is a costly scheme that hurts your pocketbook. While AOB is a legal tool that can be used appropriately, it also provides an opportunity for shady companies to partner with trial attorneys to drastically inflate your home repair costs. This practice encourages you, the homeowner, to sign over the benefits of your insurance policies so that the costs can be run up and overbilled. This increase in costs (and attorneys' fees) leads to an increase in premiums for which you are left on the hook.

Check out this video from FloridaWins to learn how fraud makes your insurance (and everyone else's) more expensive!    

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%

Increase

in Florida AOB lawsuits since 2000.

Yes, seriously - 90,000%.

At-a-Glance

Here's what you need to know:
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What and Where?

Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse and lawsuits, happening in Florida (particularly concentrated in South Florida).

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Who (causes it)?

Shady repair firms (that may not even be licensed) that team up with trial lawyers.

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Who (is affected by it)?

Everyone in Florida with homeowners insurance. When fraudulent claims and lawsuit costs increase, so do your premiums. You can read stories about how AOB abuse is affecting your neighbors here.

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How (does it happen)?

The shady repair firm convinces you to sign over your benefits for "convenience." They team up with a trial lawyer to file an inflated claim with your insurer.

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How (does it hurt you)?

When you sign broad AOBs, you sign away the rights of the policy you purchased and paid for – leaving you vulnerable to the contractor inflating the claim, and a trial lawyer suing your own insurance company (sometimes without your consent or knowledge).

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What (can we do about it)?

It’s essential our state legislators act in 2016 to reign in AOB abuse and protect consumers before this threat to our wallets spreads statewide. That's where you come in.

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& help protect consumers in Florida

PARTNERS

Who is working to help protect Florida's consumers?

Florida Chamber of Commerce Consumer Federation of the Southeast Florida Roofers and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Justice Reform Institute Florida Association of Realtors Florida Bankers Association Florida Retail Federation Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies Council of Property Claims Professionals Florida Property and Casualty Association Florida Insurance Council Personal Insurance Federation of Florida Florida Association of Insurance Agents Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Professional Insurance Agents of Florida National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Florida Surplus Lines Association Blank

PARTNERS

Who is working to help protect Florida's consumers?

Florida Chamber of Commerce
Consumer Federation of the Southeast Florida Roofers and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Justice Reform Institute Florida Association of Realtors Florida Bankers Association Florida Retail Federation Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies Council of Property Claims Professionals Florida Property and Casualty Association Florida Insurance Council Personal Insurance Federation of Florida Florida Association of Insurance Agents Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Professional Insurance Agents of Florida National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Florida Surplus Lines Association Blank
Assignment of Benefits Reform

Put a stop to home repair scams. Tell Florida lawmakers to protect homeowners by reforming Assignment of Benefits.

Assignment of Benefits Reform

Put a stop to home repair scams. Tell Florida lawmakers to protect homeowners by reforming Assignment of Benefits.

   Check out this video from FAIA to learn how fraud makes your insurance (and everyone else's) more expensive!