Mobilize against House Bill HB 909 (2013)
This proposed bill may completely give all of the power back to the insurance company! Every restoration company has an interested in seeking this bill defeated.
A bill was just filed in the Florida House which would prohibit assignments under homeowner’s policies. This would be a major blow to the industry and completely give all of the power back to the insurance companies. Please reference House Bill HB 909 (2013):
Any homeowner’s insurance policy may prohibit the assignment of rights or benefits under the policy,and a third party beneficiary any not accept an assignment or recover against any policy that prohibits assignment. Any Assignment of rights or benefits under a homeowner’s insurance policy that prohibits assignment renders the coverage void.
We need to mobilize political support against this bill immediately. Every restoration company has an interest in seeking this bill defeated.The house bill must be passed before it becomes effective. Restoration contractors should still continue to use contracts for emergency services that includes the Assignment of Benefits. If you do hot have our most updated contracts and documents click here to download them.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
The time to organize is now! Contact your state representative and tell them how you feel about this bill and how it will affect your business and or home. Below is a link with the representative in your area.
The time to organize is now! We need an association to represent the interests of all Florida restoration companies. The RIA, IICRC, CRA, Indoor Air quality and other organizations should help with our efforts to defeat House Bill 909 (2013). This bill is just an example of how the insurance carriers try to walk all over the restoration industry.
The time to organize is now! Our firm is joining with other attorneys and associations to go to Tallahassee during the committee session in April in an attempt to defeat the bill.
“It’s about justice!” and together we will defeat this bill.
For more information, please contact Cohen Battisti at (407) 478-4878 or email Carol@cohenbattisti.com.