Florida Governor Signs Bill To Curb Gotcha Insurance Denials
|By Charles Elmore, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
An advocate for nursing-home residents criticized Scott's signing of a bill to make it harder to sue investors and others who make money from nursing homes.
The governor also signed a bill requiring title insurers to show they are creating 600 jobs by 2016 or lose a tax break of more than
A newly signed law makes clear insurers have 90 days to check out applications and may not later terminate the policy based on credit information available in public records.
The same law creates a one-page bill of rights homeowners get when they file insurance claims.
"When someone is dealing with the unexpected loss of their property, they need to know they will be treated fairly by their insurance company and the contractors who are providing services,"
Another approved bill aims to give private insurers more flexibility on flood insurance policies when it comes to things like coverage for contents, additional living expenses or secondary structures.
"Floridians will now have the flexibility to choose affordable flood insurance policies custom tailored to their individual needs," said state Sen.
Ethics watchdog Integrity Florida applauded the signing of a bill to make inspectors general more independent within state agencies.
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