FPCA Auto Division: Senator Joe Negron Files Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Bill Today, January 9

Jan 9, 2012


Florida Property and Casualty Association Automobile Division Members:

Filed today, January 9, 2012, by Senator Joe Negron, SB 1860 relating to Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Protection Insurance provides that certain entities exempt from licensure as a health care clinic must nonetheless be licensed in order to receive reimbursement for the provision of Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) insurance benefits.

The bill further provides that knowingly submitting false, misleading or fraudulent documents relating to licensure as a health care clinic, or submitting a claim for PIP relating to clinic licensure documents is a fraudulent insurance act under certain conditions. 

SB 1860 would authorize the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud to establish a direct-support organization for the purpose of prosecuting, investigating and preventing motor vehicle insurance fraud.

If ultimately signed into law, SB 1860 would be effective July 1, 2012, except as otherwise expressly provided.

To view complete bill information, click here.


Please submit any comments as soon as possible to Katie Webb (kwebb@cftlaw.com) at Colodny Fass, P.A.