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HB 759: Insurance Claims

GENERAL BILL by Moraitis ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rogers ; Steube

Insurance Claims; Adds mediators & neutral evaluators to list of individuals or entities that DFS or OIR may investigate for alleged improper conduct; provides that claim for residential property insurance cannot be denied based on certain credit information; providing that policy or contract be cancelled based on certain credit information; provides for assignment of property insurance policy benefits; specifies requirements for assignment of post-loss benefits in valid agreement for services; revises rule requirements relating to property insurance mediation program; provides grounds for challenging an umpire's impartiality; redefines term "neutral evaluator"; specifies grounds for denying, suspending, or revoking approval of neutral evaluator; establishes Claims Bill of Rights for residential property insurance policyholders; provides that such bill of rights does not provide cause of action; provides requirements for emergency mitigation repair agreements; revises qualifications for mediators of personal injury claims; provides grounds for denying, suspending, or revoking application or approval of mediator.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 633 (Ch. 2014-123), CS/CS/SB 708 (Ch. 2014-86)
Location: In committee/council (IBS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/30/2014 House • Filed
2/6/2014 House • Referred to Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 65
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 65
5/2/2014 House • Died in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 633 (Ch. 2014-123), CS/CS/SB 708 (Ch. 2014-86)