NAIFA-Florida’s Virtual Legislative Day on the Hill was February 23. Approximately 80 participants joined the event and received legislative and regulatory updates as well as advocacy training from NAIFA-FL President Craig Duncan and state lobbyist Tim Meenan of Meenan P.A. Other speakers included Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier.
Among the 2021 policy priorities for NAIFA-FL are:
- Urging amendments to bills, SB 54 and HB 719, that would eliminate Florida’s flawed Personal Injury Protection (“PIP) no fault auto insurance system and replace it with a mandatory bodily injury requirement. NAIFA-FL supports amendments to the legislation to avoid overly subjective guidelines in the bad faith portion of the bill and to resolve potential implementation problems.
- Supporting legislation, SB 76 and HB 305, that would make reforms to rules governing the state property insurance market.
- Supporting legislation to change the Department of Financial Services’ continuing education requirements for agents so that a 5-hour CE update course required every two years would be changed to a 4-hour course. The total CE required for licensing would remain the same, but one hour would be removed from the update course and become an additional elective credit.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 measures prevented direct meetings with legislators during the Virtual Legislative Day on the Hill. NAIFA-FL members will be reaching out to meet with their lawmakers in the coming months.