FPCA Automobile Division: Similar Insurance Premium Financing Bills Moving Through Florida Legislature

Mar 30, 2009

Two bills relating to insurance premium financing are moving through the Legislative process and have passed their respective committees of reference.  The bills, which are similar, but substantively identical, are outlined below, along with specifics on their progress.


House Bill 741 relating to Insurance Premium Financing by State Representative Pat Patterson (R-DeLand)

HB 741 would specify that discounts provided to a policyholder when the premium payment is made in full at the beginning of a policy term are not prohibited by premium financing statues.  Payment in full would not be considered premium financing as long as the discount is included in an insurance company’s rate filing and is determined to be actuarially justified by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation in its rate filing review.

HB 741 has passed its committees of reference and was read a second time before the full House of Representatives on Thursday, March 26.  The bill is scheduled to be heard a third time before the House on Tuesday, March 31.  To view the most recent bill analysis, click here.


Senate Bill 1432 relating to Insurance Premiums by State Senator Ronda Storms (R-Brandon)

SB 1432, a similar bill to HB 741, has been passed by all of its committees of reference and next will proceed to the full Senate for a second reading.  To read the most recent analysis, click here.


Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Katie Webb at kwebb@cftlaw.com.