Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Subcommittee passes Boyd's anti-fraud insurance bill

State Rep. Jim Boyd's office this afternoon provided an update on a piece of insurance-related legislation he is carrying during this session of the Florida Legislature.

Here's the press release:
Boyd’s PIP Fraud Legislation passes House Subcommittee
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee passed House Bill 119, Motor Vehicle Personal Injury Protection Insurance by Rep. Jim Boyd R-Bradenton. 
CS/HB 119, creates the Emergency Care Coverage (ECC) Law, a new no-fault motor vehicle insurance system. The ECC replaces the PIP system, but still retains many aspects of PIP. The bill also includes other fraud-fighting components. 
“The Emergency Care Coverage Law will eliminate the enormous opportunity for fraud while
insuring those injured in an automobile accident are promptly treated” said Boyd. 
HB 119, had twice been workshopped in the Insurance and Banking Subcommittee before being voted on and passed out of the subcommittee today.

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