Florida auto insurance law loophole causing problems for medical care providers

Florida auto insurance

Regulators scramble to address issues before damages spiral out of control Florida insurance regulators are making an effort to close a loophole in the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. State legislators introduced a new auto insurance law this year that changed the Florida personal injury protection (PIP) regulations. Regulators have discovered a loophole in the law that could have a serious impact on payments that are given to health care providers. The loophole has already generated a number of lawsuits, some of which have been targeted at the law itself,…

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Florida PIP reform a point of contention amongst lawmakers, special session may be necessary

Though Florida lawmakers have been working toward making changes to the state’s personal injury protection (PIP) insurance regulations, reform efforts have run into trouble. Legislators have been arguing over House Bill 119, which would have required accidents victims to be treated in emergency rooms rather than clinics. Since the bill gained resounding support earlier in the months, over a dozen amendments had been added one its way to the Senate. The amendments have been a source of chaos, as some legislators have expressed confusion regarding what the bill will actually…

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Florida takes aim at insurance fraud and staged accidents

State leaders, such as those in Florida, are working with insurers to make a move to form legislation that will combat auto insurance fraud so that it will be ready for the January start of the next session of lawmaking. Proposed bills in 2011 to fight fraudulent claims on personal injury protection insurance did not receive their approval from the state Legislature this year due to worries over the struggles it may create for policyholders that are making legitimate claims, as well as their doctors and attorneys. That said, two…

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