FAIR delegation advocates for and against bills that impact policyholders
Fort Lauderdale, FL. March 14, 2017: The Florida Association for Insurance Reform (FAIR) hosted FAIR Days in Tallahassee, Tuesday March 14, and Wednesday March 15. The organization’s delegation met face-to-face at the Florida State Capitol, with more than 35 key members of the Florida House and Senate to bring them up
to speed on insurance-related legislative issues that impact their constituents.
FAIR is supporting bills that address flood insurance options (SB 420 and HB 813), the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (HB 597 and SB 1772), and the need for the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA) to revise its assessment mechanism for condo insurance coverage limits (SB 728 and HB 639).
FAIR is also speaking out against bills that are not consumer friendly and that will have a detrimental effect on the property insurance market. These include SB 208 and HB191 related to Surplus Lines insurance, which FAIR believes should be regulated and subject to diligent effort oversight to protect condo owners.
Another bill that FAIR is against is HB 1373, related to assessments on PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) improvements. FAIR’s stance is that mitigation of homes against the severe damage that can be caused by catastrophic storms is critical to keeping premiums stable and affordable. That’s why FAIR advocates strongly for this program that helps property owners strengthen their homes and businesses, keep their families and employees safe, and save on energy and insurance expenses.
Date: Tuesday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Location: The State Capitol, Tallahassee
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
For more information about FAIR’s legislative agenda, consumers may contact FAIR at (954) 366-2922.
Pictured: The FAIR delegation in the Florida State Capitol building.
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