Tag: Consumer Federation of the Southeast

Staff ReportsMarch 10, 2016

The Florida Senate approved a bill (HB 659) that makes several changes to automobile insurance laws. The measure keeps the pre-insurance program, something consumer advocates have said helps defend against fraud. Jennifer West, executive director of the Consumer Federation of the Southeast, said in a statement: “With the possibility of more auto fraud and higher […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 1, 2016

A measure that regulating homeowners’ ability to sign over their right to collect insurance benefits to third parties is moving through the state House. The proposal (HB 1097), sponsored by Rep. Matt Caldwell, cleared the state House insurance and banking subcommittee 12-0 on Jan. 25. The bill limits homeowners ability to sign assignment of benefits […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterJanuary 14, 2016

Consumer advocates are calling on state lawmakers to tweak proposed legislation that removes the state’s pre-insurance inspection requirement. The provision is in two bills (SB 1036/HB 659) relating to automobile insurance. Among other things, the measure allows an insurer to opt out of the pre-insurance inspection program and create its own pre-insurance program if it […]

Phil AmmannDecember 8, 2015

Longtime consumer advocate Jennifer West is joining the Consumer Federation of the Southeast (CFSE) as executive director. West, who will succeed CFSE founder Walter Dartland, brings an extensive history of business, nonprofit and campaign work in California. Dartland will take a new role as director emeritus of the not-for-profit consumer advocacy group, which has worked […]


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