Lawmakers Consider Killing PIP
A year ago, the Florida Legislature overhauled no-fault insurance -- “PIP,” for personal injury protection -- saying it was riddled with fraud. But a judge put the overhaul on hold. Now a Senate panel is considering getting rid of PIP altogether in exchange for a traditional auto-insurance system, in which the driver at fault would be responsible for medical bills, the Florida Current reports.
In other legislative news:
- As the Palm Beach Post reports, pleas from senior citizens aren’t slowing down the push by some Florida lawmakers who want to ban internet cafes and slots-like game parlors.
- The House committee in charge of implementing the Affordable Care Act approved a measure to let federal regulators, not the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation, approve insurance rates for the next two years, the Palm Beach Post reports.