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Fla. Supreme Rules ‘Hybrid’ Reimbursement Model OK For PIP Claims

Automobile insurance carriers in Florida may limit reimbursement to health providers in keeping with a fee schedule in a personal injury protection policy, the Florida Supreme Court decided in a decision posted today. “We agree with the Second District Court …

Michigan Car Crash Victims Could Lose Care Under New Rules

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Courtnie Bush, 16, was never supposed to wake up again, much less smile, stand and walk after she was in a car crash in December. Her mom Jenna said what Courtnie accomplished since then is nothing …

Fla. Appellate Court Finds State Farm Can Use Medicare Rules to Reduce Payment in PIP Claim

State Farm was within its rights when it reduced payments in a personal injury protection claim to a medical provider for multiple diagnostic scans that were performed on the same patient during the same visit, the Florida 4th District Court …

Michigan To Educate Drivers About New Personal Injury Protection Law

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s top insurance regulator said the state is committed to helping drivers navigate a new law that will let motorists save money by foregoing unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The state Department of Insurance and Financial …

Michigan Embarks on ‘Historic’ Overhaul of Its Auto Insurance, Ending Unlimited Medical Benefits

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week signed a “historic” overhaul of the state’s car insurance system that, beginning in 13 months, will let drivers choose their medical coverage instead of them being required to buy unlimited benefits. Her signature, delivered …

Auto Insurers See Assessment Increase in Michigan

Auto insurers in Michigan will begin paying more to cover the cost of personal injury protection (PIP) benefits gauranteed under Michigan’s no fault insurance law. Beginning July 1, the assessment paid by auto insurers to the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association …

Personal Injury Protection Reform – Why Change Won’t Happen Overnight

The Personal Injury Protection (PIP) system in Florida was adopted January 1, 1972, with the goal of efficiently providing certain benefits to individuals involved in automobile accidents, regardless of fault. The system currently provides up to $10,000 in no-fault medical, …

Arrests Made in Undercover Florida PIP Clinic Sting

Two Florida men were arrested for patient brokering and involvement in an ongoing personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scheme in Manatee County. The arrests of Nerber A. Iglesias, 40, and Michael Borkowski, 42, were the result of an undercover sting, …

PIP Reform Passes in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott got the legislation he wanted to reform Florida’s mandatory motor vehicle no-fault law and crack down on the abuses in personal injury protection cases that has led to skyrocketing increases for coverage. Whether the new measure will …

House Panel Moves PIP Insurance Overhaul Forward

Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday said he looks forward to signing a bill aimed at preventing fraud in Florida’s personal-injury insurance, even though cracks have started to show in Republican support for it. With a 10-5 party line vote, the Civil …