FL Says Cheerio to PIP (Personal Injury Policies)– For A Few Days

Glenn Swanson
by Glenn Swanson
fl says cheerio to pip personal injury policies for a few days

According to Jacksonville.com, the legislation requiring that Florida drivers carry no-fault personal injury policies (PIP) expires next Monday. Insurers welcome the end of the (PIP) system, which is rife with fraud. Problem: the Florida legislature may attempt to pass a measure that will renew the requirement. If so, insurance companies will need time to re-program their computers, figure out new rates and apply for their approval. Fort Lauderdale Rep Ellyn Bogdanoff sums up the mess: "The companies simply do not have the capacity to turn around in 24 hours." In the meantime, Sam Miller of the Florida Insurance Council has a message for drivers with current PIP policies: "Your contract with the insurance company is not voided by PIP going away." Yes but… Florida drivers who renew or take out a new policy after October first may find that a wreck may leads to a court fight over fault.

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  • GS650G GS650G on Sep 27, 2007

    The Florida insurance system is on the brink already, one more thing to beat it with.

  • Wheely Wheely on Sep 27, 2007

    That crash in the photo isn't exactly in Florida...

  • JT JT on Sep 27, 2007

    >>That crash in the photo isn’t exactly in Florida… Umm, no, of course not. The caption mentions "Flordia." Different place entirely. JT, madly looking for the atlas...