Legislative Updates – 2018

CS/HB 19 - Motor Vehicle Insurance

Description:

Creates Responsible Roadways Act; revises security requirements & proof of such security for owners & operators of motor vehicles; repeals Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law

Bill Status:

CS Passed House – YEAS 88 NAYS 15

CS/CS/SB 98 - Health Insurer Authorization

Description:

Prohibiting prior authorization forms from requiring certain information; requiring health insurers and pharmacy benefits managers on behalf of health insurers to provide certain information relating to prior authorization by specified means; etc.

Bill Status:

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

CS/SB 150 - Motor Vehicle Insurance

Description:

Repealing provisions relating to application of the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law; revising garage liability insurance requirements for motor vehicle dealer applicants; requiring specified motor vehicle liability insurance policies to include medical payments coverage; etc.

Bill Status:

CS by Banking and Insurance read 1st time

CS/CS/HB 329 - Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage Exclusions

Description:

Provides that private passenger motor vehicle policies may exclude certain identified individuals from specified coverages under certain circumstances; provides that such policies may not exclude coverage under certain circumstances.

Bill Status:

Placed on Special Order Calendar – 1/24/18

CS/CS/HB 483 - Unfair Insurance Trade Practices

Description:

Revises types, value & frequency of advertising & promotional gifts that licensed insurers or their agents may give to insureds, prospective insureds, or others; authorizes such insurers or agents to make certain charitable donations on behalf of insureds or prospective insureds; etc.

Bill Status:

Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)

HB 855 - Genetic Information Used for Insurance

Description:

Provides use of genetic information in issuance of life insurance, including disability income insurance, and long-term care insurance policies.

Bill Status:

Favorable by Health and Human Services – YEAS 20 NAYS 0

CS/HB 1011 - Hurricane Flood Insurance

Description:

Requires insurer to obtain applicant’s written acknowledgement for absence of flood coverage; provides & revises homeowner’s insurance policy disclosure requirements; revises cross-references; provides applicability

Bill Status:

In Commerce Committee

SB 1168 - Insurance

Description:

Providing that certain attorney fees and costs paid by property insurers may not be included in the property insurer’s rate base and may not be used to justify a rate increase or rate change; providing that personal lines residential and commercial residential property insurance policies may not restrict the assignment of post-loss benefits; etc.

Bill Status:

CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 7 NAYS 3