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HB 119 - Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations - Key Vote

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Michael Bileca voted Yea (Concurrence Vote With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (22-17) -
Note:

NOTE: THE LEGISLATURE PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOTH VOTE ON WHETHER TO CONCUR WITH THE OPPOSING CHAMBER'S AMENDMENTS AND, IF THE CONCURRENCE VOTE SUCCEEDS, VOTE TO REPASS THE BILL AFTER THE AMENDMENTS ARE INCORPORATED. THIS IS A VOTE ON REPASSAGE OF THE BILL AFTER THE MEMBERS CONCURRED WITH THE OPPOSING CHAMBER'S AMENDMENTS.

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (21-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that amends personal injury protection insurance requirements and regulations, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires an insured person seeking benefits under a personal injury protection policy to submit to an examination under oath, provided that the questioning is limited to “relevant” information (Sec. 10).
  • Exempts the personal injury protection carrier from the requirement to pay medical or other benefits if the insured person refuses to submit to a mental or physical examination deemed material to a claim (Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes an injured person to claim medical benefits from a personal injury protection policy if the person receives initial medical services within 14 days of the accident that caused the injury (Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes an injured person to receive medical benefits under a personal injury protection policy up to the following amounts (Sec. 10):
    • $10,000 if a physician, dentist, physician assistant, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner determines that the injured person's condition is an emergency medical condition; or
    • $2,500 if the injured person does not have an emergency medical condition.
  • Prohibits the award of medical benefits for massage or acupuncture services (Sec. 10).
  • Requires an insurer who rejects a claim to provide an itemized explanation and allow the injured person 15 days to submit a revised claim (Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes the payment of a death benefit of $5,000 to family members by blood, marriage, or adoption or the executor of the deceased, in addition to any medical and disability benefits provided under the insurance policy (Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes the establishment of a non-profit “direct-support organization” that will operate under contract with the Division of Insurance Fraud for the purpose of investigating, prosecuting, and preventing motor vehicle insurance fraud (Sec. 7).
  • Authorizes insurers to make contributions to the direct-support organization (Sec. 7).
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (80-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and adopt additional amendments to a bill that amends personal injury protection insurance requirements and regulations, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Requires an insured person seeking benefits under a personal injury protection policy to submit to an examination under oath, provided that the questioning is limited to “relevant” information (Sec. 10).
  • Exempts the personal injury protection carrier from the requirement to pay medical or other benefits if the insured person refuses to submit to a mental or physical examination deemed material to a claim (Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes an injured person to claim medical benefits from a personal injury protection policy if the person receives initial medical services within 14 days of the accident that caused the injury (Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes an injured person to receive medical benefits under a personal injury protection policy up to the following amounts (Sec. 10):
    • $10,000 if a physician, dentist, physician assistant, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner determines that the injured person's condition is an emergency medical condition; or
    • $2,500 if the injured person does not have an emergency medical condition.
  • Prohibits the award of medical benefits for massage or acupuncture services (Sec. 10).
  • Requires an insurer who rejects a claim to provide an itemized explanation and allow the injured person 15 days to submit a revised claim (Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes the payment of a death benefit of $5,000 to family members by blood, marriage, or adoption or the executor of the deceased, in addition to any medical and disability benefits provided under the insurance policy (Sec. 10).
  • Authorizes the establishment of a non-profit “direct-support organization” that will operate under contract with the Division of Insurance Fraud for the purpose of investigating, prosecuting, and preventing motor vehicle insurance fraud (Sec. 7).
  • Authorizes insurers to make contributions to the direct-support organization (Sec. 7).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (39-1) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (85-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends requirements for insurance companies who provide personal injury protection policies.

Highlights:
  • Requires insurance companies to pay for 80 percent of all of the following reasonable expenses after a motor vehicle accident up to a limit of $10,000 for individuals insured through a personal injury protection plan (Sec. 11):
    • Emergency transport and treatment by an ambulance provider within 24 hours of the accident;
    • Emergency services provided by a hospital within 7 days of the accident; and
    • Emergency services provided by a hospital more than 7 days after the accident, if the insured is determined to have an emergency condition related to the initial medical diagnosis made in a hospital and arising from the motor vehicle accident.
  • Requires insurance companies to pay for 80 percent of all of the following reasonable expenses after a motor vehicle accident up to a limit of $1,500 for individuals insured through a personal injury protection plan (Sec. 11):
    • Services rendered within 7 days after the motor vehicle accident by a licensed physician, osteopathic physician, dentist, physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner.
  • Limits the amount of attorney fees that can be recovered in a dispute between the insured and the insurer to the lesser of the actual fee incurred based upon a rate of no more than $200 per billable hour or 1 of the following amounts (Sec. 4):
    • 15 times any disputed amount that is less than $500, up to a limit of $5,000;
    • 10 times any disputed amount that is more than $500 but less than $5,000, up to a limit of $10,000; or
    • 5 times any disputed amount that is more than $5,000 but less than $10,000, up to a limit of $15,000.
  • Limits death benefits to $5,000 per individual (Sec. 11).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Personal Injury Protection Insurance Requirements and Regulations

Sponsors

  • Debra W. 'Debbie' Boyd (FL - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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