Florida Homeowners Insurance ‘Bill of Rights’ Slowed by Fraud Measure

Florida’s chief financial officer went to the Legislature this spring with a simple request: grant additional protections to customers dealing with property insurance companies.

But the push by Jeff Atwater is in serious jeopardy. That’s because insurers, such as State Farm Florida, are only willing to accept the added protections if they come with other changes that could help keep their costs down.

And that’s proving to be a big problem.

The House and Senate are now divided over the issue and are advancing very different versions of the bill. It’s a sign that nearly halfway through the Legislature’s 60-day session that the bill could easily die.

“I really hope some important consumer stuff is not lost in the fight,” Atwater said. Atwater says he’s pushing the bill in reaction to…

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