Citizens Property Insurance Presentation, 9-Member Panel, Unlicensed Public Adjusters and Reform Proposals on Today’s Florida House Assignment of Benefits Workshop Agenda

Feb 9, 2015


A packed agenda awaits members of the Florida House of Representatives’ Insurance and Banking Subcommittee during its Assignment of Benefits (“AOB”) Workshop scheduled today, February 9, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  A section of the time has been reserved for public testimony.

To view the meeting packet, click here.

After a statistics-heavy presentation by Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (“Citizens”) showing that South Florida water damage claims represented 91 percent of Citizens’ AOB-related litigation in 2014, Subcommittee members will hear from a diverse nine-member panel on the topic. 

Panelists are:

  • Douglas Buck, Florida Home Builders Association
  • Michael Carlson, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida
  • Gary Farmer, Florida Justice Association
  • Former Florida Senator Steve Geller, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
  • Paul Handerhan, Florida Association for Insurance Reform
  • Lee Jacobson, Florida Justice Association
  • Matthew Jerabek, Mr. Dry Out
  • Scott Johnson, Johnson Strategies
  • Jon Lavender, Florida Association of Restoration Specialists

An AOB-related legislative proposal from the Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (an advocacy group comprising Allstate/Castle Key, State Farm Florida and Progressive insurance companies) is part of the packet information, along with a presentation on issues relating to unlicensed insurance adjusters from the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters.

To watch the meeting on live Webcast, go to and click “live streams.”


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