LESS LAWSUITS = LOWER PREMIUMS?
Published March 31, 2023
The bill Eric was referring to on Monday was
HB 837 –
CIVIL REMEDIES – and was signed into law by Governor
Ron DeSantis on March 24, 2023.
We all know that the Florida Legislature is trying very hard to
fix the insurance disaster our Sunshine State is suffering from.
They are trying to find ways to lower the insurance premiums and
make Florida more attractive for insurance companies to do
This bill is mainly aimed at lawsuits that are costing the
insurance industry millions of dollars. Despite the claims of
attorneys that there are not many frivolous lawsuits being
filed, it has been pretty obvious that we have here in Florida
law groups only specializing in suing insurance companies – and
they definitely did pretty well for themselves. We have seen
cases where board members were actually approached by attorneys
pushing them to hire their firm to file lawsuits for insurance
Attorneys definitely didn’t like the bill and they protested
strongly against this bill being enacted.
Will this bill help to reduce the insurance premiums here in
Florida? Only time will tell!
Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking