About Florida's No-Fault Reform: What Consumers Can Expect

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TAMPA, May 4, 2012 — Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance, also known as personal injury protection. A new white paper from the Insurance Information Institute and the Florida Insurance Council explains what consumers can expect from the new law.
 
The reforms are intended to combat fraud associated with staged accidents and address the abuse of PIP coverage, which has led to illegal or improper medical billing practices and increased frequency of lawsuits.
 
Reporters with questions on PIP may contact:
  • Lynne McChristian, Florida Representative for the I.I.I. at 813-480-6446, lynnem@iii.org; or
  • Sam Miller, Florida Insurance Council, 850-386-6668, ext. 223, smiller@flains.org
 
The I.I.I. also has research and background papers on no-fault auto insurance, compulsory auto insurance and uninsured motorists, and facts and statistics on auto crashes.
 
In order to help consumers understand how insurance works after a car crash, the I.I.I. has also produced a variety of podcasts, including What to Do in Case of an Auto Accident and Uninsured Motorists.
 
The I.I.I. can also provide interviews and information in Spanish.
 
 
THE I.I.I. IS A NONPROFIT, COMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.
 
Insurance Information Institute, 4775 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617, (813) 480-6446
 
   

 

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