Florida Lawmakers Move Toward Repealing PIP Mandate

April 21, 2017

Florida may change the kinds of auto insurance drivers must purchase.

The Florida House on Wednesday voted 89-29 to repeal a requirement that motorists carry a type of auto insurance known as personal injury protection. Under Florida’s no-fault insurance law drivers must pay for a policy that provides $10,000 worth of medical coverage regardless of who is at fault.

The bill passed by the House would require drivers to carry a certain level of coverage to pay for the injuries of someone they hit in an accident.

A study estimated that the change could result in some drivers paying lower auto insurance premiums.

But opponents to the bill said they were worried about who would pick up the initial medical costs of drivers who are hurt in an accident.

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  • April 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    oz sweet says:
    maybe they should focus on the death penalty. less division.
  • April 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    jay says:
    It'll never pass, same with aob. They've always taking care of each other.
  • April 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm
    Fair Playing Field says:
    Personal injury attorneys and PIP clinics statewide must be very, very concerned. What's next, tort reform?
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