Allstate, Florida Still Wrangling Over Documents - BodyShop Business

Allstate, Florida Still Wrangling Over Documents

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty is not backing down and continues to demand from Allstate all requested documents related to the company’s policies. The battle between the state and Allstate began several months ago when the insurer filed a rate request with the state for a rate increase for many of its property insurance customers of more than 40 percent.

Allstate is hoping to resolve the situation before an expected appeals court ruling next week on whether state regulators can prohibit the company from writing new policies in Florida.

Allstate says it has turned over 400,000 pages to the state, which is looking into the company’s underwriting, pricing and claims handling procedures. (See related story HERE.)

Allstate is objecting to being forced to turn over documents that show communications between its lawyers and company officials, maintaining that both state and federal law protect such communications.

State regulators say Allstate has also not handed over documents pertaining to its communication with insurance trade groups and modeling agencies that assist in forecasting hurricane risk.

McCarty has been trying to uphold his suspension of Allstate’s license to write new business since last January, when he leveled state insurance code violations against the insurer for refusing to hand over all subpoenaed documents.

Thus far, Allstate was only suspended for a day in January because the First District Court of Appeals had stayed the state’s suspension decision. The court did declare April 4 that the state did have the authority to suspend Allstate’s license, but the insurer asked for a rehearing.

You May Also Like

Cruise Postpones Release of Driverless Taxi Service

Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019.

Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said the company plans to dramatically increase the number of its autonomous test vehicles on the road in San Francisco, but will not be offering rides to regular people this year, according to an article from The Verge.

Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions Partners with Andretti Rallycross

Andretti Rallycross announced that Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions will serve as technical partner on Cabot Bigham’s No. 02 OINK Clothing Beetle for the remainder of the 2019 Americas Rallycross season, showcasing their SP Tools USA brand.

Ford, Volkswagen Expand Collaboration to Include Autonomous, Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.

CCAR Updates Website with More OSHA Alliance Resources

CCAR (Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) has announced the addition of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance content on its main website,

CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine Open in California

Owned by husband-and-wife team James and Mary Davis, CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine are a family business.

Other Posts

CIECA to Offer Webinar on What Businesses Need to Know to Implement CIECA Standards

CIECA will hold its next CIECAst webinar, “Implementing CIECA Standards: Implementation Guide and Appendix C – BMS, Code Lists and Shema Components,” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. CST.

CARSTAR Urges Customers to Stay Winter Ready

Cold weather can create some of the harshest driving conditions of the year. The months between October and February top the list for accidents, vehicle damage and injuries.

CIECA Adds Broadly as Corporate Member

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that Broadly has joined CIECA as a corporate member.

NABR Launches BillableGenie Online Searchable Database of Insurer-Paid Not-Included Procedures

National AutoBody Research (NABR) has announced the launch of its BillableGenie online service, an independent, centralized source of actual data on insurer paid not-included procedures and operations, labor rates, labor rate concessions and other manually entered estimate line items.