Tag Archives: Assignment of Benefits

Assignment of Benefits, Part 2: Maryland

I launched a new blog series last week that will provide our readers with the law in each state concerning Assignments of Benefits (“AOBs”) and their validity and applicability. In response to my first post, I received a request from a reader as to Maryland, so in this post we’re going to look at AOBs in … Continue Reading

Assignment of Benefits, Part 1: New Jersey

I am often asked whether an Assignment of Benefits (“AOB”) is valid in [insert state here] under a property insurance policy. The purpose of this blog series will be to provide readers with an answer to the question on a state-by-state basis. As New Jersey is my home-state, it’s up first.… Continue Reading

Court Upholds Post-Loss Assignment of Claims

Larry Bache and I have many cases in Nebraska where we represent a contractor with assignments of insurance claims from homeowners. These assignments were made after a hail loss. The policyholder assigned his rights to the insurance claim to the roofing contractor working on his property. Most insurance policies contain what is called an anti-assignment … Continue Reading

Assignment of Benefits and the 2017 Florida Legislative Session

The 2017 Florida Legislative Session does not start until March 7th but committee weeks have begun in both Chambers. As a member of the Florida House of Representatives, I have been assigned to the following committees: Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee Commerce Committee Energy & Utilities Subcommittee Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee Insurance & … Continue Reading

Update on Assignment of Benefits Legislation

In October of last year I wrote a blog on the Florida Legislature’s efforts to alter the laws regarding Assignment of Benefits.Since that time, there have been some changes to the bills (House Bill 1097 and Senate Bill 596) as originally drafted. In particular, Senate Bill 596 underwent some significant changes just this week. The … Continue Reading

Florida’s First District Court of Appeal and Assignment of Benefits

Assignments of Benefits (AOBs) have been the subject of several recent court opinions. I discussed some of those decisions in my recent blog post, Assignment of Benefits. I did not, however, specifically discuss a recent opinion by Florida’s First District Court of Appeals: Security First Insurance Company v. Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.1 In this case, Security First … Continue Reading

Assignment of Benefits

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know that the Florida Legislature passed no meaningful laws regarding assignment of benefits (AOBs) during this past Session. Although AOBs were a hot topic in Tallahassee, insurers could not agree on how to deal with this issue.… Continue Reading

Are All Post-Loss Assignments Of Benefits Created Equal? Accrued vs. Unaccrued Rights Being Assigned

Well many folks in the insurance industry have been waiting some time for this moment… the decision of the validity of post-loss assignments of benefits in Florida. Several opinions were recently issued on the same day (May 20, 2015) by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals related to assignments of benefits in property insurance claims.1 … Continue Reading

Property Damage Caused by a Dead Body: Court Says Clean-up Company can be Paid and Assignment of Benefits Valid

Borrowing a quote from Chip Merlin’s post, Dead Bodies–Are They a Covered Peril?: Some of the most unnerving claims an adjuster experiences are those concerning dead bodies, and we have had many recent questions regarding the deceased and what to do with them. Particularly, is there coverage under the homeowner’s policy for clean up for … Continue Reading
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