Florida House Amends CS/CS/HB 119 relating to Personal Injury Protection

Mar 2, 2012


CS/CS/HB 119 relating to Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) insurance by State Representative Jim Boyd was read for a second time in the Florida House of Representatives yesterday, March 1, 2012.

The House adopted a series of amendments that made the following changes to CS/CS/HB 119:

  • Requires licensure applications or exemptions from licensure for clinics to contain an insurance fraud notice.
  • Removes the limit on attorneys’ fees for class action lawsuits on PIP
  • Extends the time limit for receiving care under medical care coverage from 72 hours to 7 days
  • Adds a death benefit of $5,000
  • Requires insurers to reimburse the Medicaid program within 30 days of receiving notice that the Medicaid program paid benefits for injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident. 
  • Clarifies that benefits are overdue if not paid within 30 days of receiving a claim, but makes provisions for the partial payment of claims or rejected claims
  • Clarifies that medical care coverage supersedes PIP for policies new or renewed after the effective date.

Representative Boyd offered an amendment to increase to $2,500 the sublimit for non-emergency care rendered outside of a hospital setting.  This amendment was withdrawn, but will likely be offered on Third Reading.

State Representative Mike Horner offered an amendment that would require bodily injury liability insurance of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per occurrence.  This amendment also was withdrawn, but likely will be offered on Third Reading.



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