Auto insurance bills moves through florida senate panels


shutterstock_11793508A couple of auto insurance bills that were aimed at putting a stop to the auto insurance fraud managed to move through the Florida Senate on Tuesday. The auto insurers had suffered severe losses due to these auto insurance frauds during recent times.

The measures were narrowly approved by the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee after a series of lively debates where lawmakers tried to find ways and means to eliminate these fraudsters and provide lower rates for motorists. These bills have moved forward with the backing from the insurance industry as the insurers will now have more teeth to reject suspicious claims if the bill is passed in the current form. Both these bills have other approvals that would be required before they can reach the floor a little later in the session. There is a similar legislation that is also going through the House.

Attorney Mark Cederberg from Orlando has expressed his concerns to the lawmakers and urged them not give too much of freedom to the insurance companies.

He went on to state that if the insurance company decides not to settle a claim, then they could use all these extra powers to “run you through the wringer.” This will also make it difficult for honest doctors to get their bills cleared.

However, insurance companies, attorneys, as well as medical providers are in agreement that they are facing a system which is famous for its fraudulent practices. They also claim that they can easily identify where these bogus claims normally originated from. But they are in disagreement over the ideal way to fix the problem and this has been going on for years and there has been no resolution of the problem so far.

There was a legislation that was passed in 2007 and it managed to increase the number of fraudulent claims, which then made the State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff issue a public apology for not being able to solve the menace. She felt that the whole thing had been messed up badly way back in 2007 and felt that it needed to be fixed.

Out of sheer frustration she was quoted as saying that there must be a sincere effort to curb the problem by all the interest groups involved. She had been working on finding a solution to this problem for years now and her frustration at some of these groups trying to put the spokes in the works was evident.