DFS Rule Hearing

Aug 5, 2009

The Florida Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule regarding Rule Chapter 69L-24: Insurers’ Standards and Practices.

Rule Chapter 69L-24 is being amended to concurrently repeal and replace all existing Rules with new Rules that would establish guidelines to monitor, audit and investigate regulated entities for compliance with Florida laws regarding the timely payment of benefits to injured workers and medical bills, as well as timely data reporting. Penalty guidelines also would be established for failure to comply with the statutory requirements.

If a Rule Hearing is requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the agency head, one will be held at the date, time, and place shown below:

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Room 104-J of the Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee