Sarah Mueller

Insurance companies in Florida and home contractors expect to battle over changes to assignment of benefits laws again this session. The rise of lawsuits where contractors are suing insurance companies to get paid and cover attorney fees has both sides arguing they are the only ones who are protecting the homeowner’s interests.

The Agency For Persons With Disabilities has won a challenge to its way of funding services for disabled Floridians.

The challenge to the program questioned the accuracy of the algorithm used to determine how much money each person gets.  For Lou Ogburn and her 48-year-old developmentally disabled daughter, the Agency For Persons With Disabilities’ iBudget program worked well. Her daughter has been employed with Walmart for 20 years, but she’s about to lose her mentor. Ogburn says the family plans to find a temporary job coach: