Tag: Consumer Protection Coalition
A member of the National Rifle Association plugs his ears with his fingers as he walks past protesters during the NRA's annual meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Staff ReportsOctober 25, 2018
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A contractors’ trade association lashed out Thursday against Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis over his warnings to insurance policyholders in the Hurricane Michael zone against signing assignment of benefits agreements. “Don’t let crooked contractors push you to sign away your insurance benefits,” one such advisory reads, delivered by Patronis via his Twitter feed. The message complained of […]

Staff ReportsOctober 9, 2018
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Hurricane Michael’s impending arrival has prompted a warning from the business community for homeowners to be wary before signing any assignment of benefits agreements with repair contractors. Meanwhile, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis activated his Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team to “get ahead of” and post-storm fraud. He also activated seven out of eight of […]

Staff ReportsAugust 7, 2018
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Two water and mold restoration companies have joined a Florida Chamber of Commerce-led effort to stop abuse of assignment of benefits agreements, or AOBs. They are Rytech and VetCor Services. Also joining the Consumer Protection Coalition Tuesday was the Insurance Information Institute and the National Insurance Crime Bureau. “Rytech is a strong supporter of the coalition and its […]

Staff ReportsJune 1, 2018
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A business group has issued an alert, tied to the start of hurricane season Friday, warning insurance policyholders against jumping into assignment of benefits agreements with any contractors they might call to make storm repairs. And never mind Subtropical Storm Alberto, which arrived unfashionably early over the Memorial Day weekend. Such AOB agreements aren’t necessary […]


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