TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 10, 2019 — Alan Haskins, vice president of government affairs for the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), issued the following statement in response to the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee failure to pass Senate Bill 312, which addresses Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuses involving auto glass.
“Auto glass fraud continues to be a problem in Florida, and we are disappointed the committee didn’t take a closer look at the issue in order to protect Floridians. Insurers, depending on the number of their auto policies, will process thousands of auto glass claims each year. While most claims are legitimate, the large volume of fraudulent claims, coupled with the legal costs related to these claims, drives up the insurance costs for all consumers.
“As we approach the 2020 legislative session, we hope lawmakers will revisit the issue to protect Florida consumers from these types of fraudsters.”