VIDEO: Fla. Gov., Insurance Commissioner Urge Lawmakers to Pass PIP Reform

NU Online News Service, March 9, 11:07 p.m. EST

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (right) was joined by Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty (left) and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater (center) for a news conference late yesterday to encourage the passage of a measure to reform the state's no-fault, personal injury protection auto insurance system.

Today is the final day of the state legislative session.

The insurance industry has lobbied for some relief to fix what many call a broken auto insurance system, plagued by abuse and outright fraud.

"Right now Florida drivers are stuck swimming in a pool of sharks," says Atwater. "In the next 24 hours, you're going to see whether the lesigature throws them a lifeline, or just walks away."

"I believe the House and Senate are going to do the right thing," Scott adds.  

Early this morning amendments to HB 119 were filed. The bill will go back to the House, which has already passed the measure, for reconsideration with amendments before the bill returns to the Senate.

HB 119, among many things, would change the way accident reports are taken; provide coverage limits; establish a schedule of maximum charges; create a list of diagnostic tests deemed not to be medically necessary; and control attorneys’ fees.

 

 

Comments

Resource Center

View All »

Complimentary Case Study: Helping achieve your financial goals By:...

Find out how a Special Investigation Union used TLOxp to save the company money and...

Do Your Clients Hold The Right CDL License?

Learn about the various classes of CDL Licenses and the industries that are impacted by...

Integrated Content & Communications: A Key Business Issue For Insurers

Insurers are renewing their focus on top line growth, and many are learning that growth...

High Risk Insurance Coverage in the E&S Market

Experts discuss market conditions, trends and projected growth in a rapidly changing niche.

Top E-Signature Security Requirements

This white paper covers the most important security features to look for when evaluating e-signatures...

EPLI Programs Crafted Just For Your Clients

Bring us your restaurant clients, associations and other groups and we’ll help you win more...

Is It Time To Step Up And Own An Agency?

Download this eBook for insight on how to determine if owning an agency is right...

Claims - The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Fraudulent claims cost the industry and the public thousands of dollars in losses. This article...

Leveraging BI for Improved Claims Performance and Results

If claims organizations do not avail themselves of the latest business intelligence (BI) tools, they...

Top 10 Legal Requirements for E-Signatures in Insurance

Want to make sure you’ve covered all your bases when adopting e-signatures? Learn how to...

Claims Connection eNewsletter

Breaking news on disasters, fraud, legal trends, technology, and CE initiatives for the P&C claim professional – FREE. Sign Up Now!

Claims-Handling Guidelines

Claims Magazine is providing the following free guidelines and regulations in order to help adjusting professionals stay abreast of each state’s unique property and casualty claim-handling requirements.

View our State Guidelines »

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.