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"It's been seven years of hard work, but today's passage of assignment of benefits reform legislation in Florida is a major victory for consumers." Liz Reynolds, regional vice president of the Southeast for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, said in a statement. (Photo: Shutterstock) “It’s been seven years of hard work, but today’s passage of assignment of benefits reform legislation in Florida is a major victory for consumers.” Liz Reynolds, regional vice president of the Southeast for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, said in a statement. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Florida Senate approved an overhaul of the insurance practice known as assignment of benefits, or AOB, and Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statement saying he will sign it. AOB has been a highly controversial issue in recent years, with insurers arguing that litigation and fraud involving the practice are driving up property insurance premiums.

Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at djacob@alm.com.

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