No fault auto insurance, in which drivers injured in an accident seek economic recovery from their own insurer rather than suing a potentially at-fault party under many cases, was developed with the objectives of reducing litigation, lowering costs, and providing injured drivers with a speedy and efficient means of recovering for losses.
With those goals in mind, NAMIC has a history of favoring the adoption of such laws to replace traditional tort systems in which injured parties typically sue at-fault drivers to recover for losses. However, in many cases no fault systems have not been implemented in a way to best achieve those goals, and in other cases systemic problems have developed and persisted to a degree that they overshadow the intended benefits. In some cases, such circumstances have led NAMIC to advocate for specific reform measures; Florida and Michigan fit into this category. In others, political realities preventing the opportunity for meaningful reform have dictated that it is more prudent to support the repeal of no fault in some states.
NAMIC will continue to assess reforms to each state’s no-fault law and apply a set of principles that it believes could enable the no-fault laws to become more efficient and less expensive for consumers.
March 3, 2020 The Florida House PIP repeal bill, HB 771, was approved 17-7 by the House Commerce Committee on Feb. 27. Once it is scheduled by the Rules Committee, the bill will be taken up by the full House. Some of the “no” votes were because the bill does... Read more
February 25, 2020 With only three weeks left in the Florida 2020 legislative session, prospects for passing many of the high-priority property/casualty insurance bills related to legal reform are beginning to dim... Read more
January 23, 2020 The second week of the 2020 Florida legislative session has been packed with activity on many bills. NAMIC is working on the ground with industry partners to seek an amendment to HB 269 and SB 292, companion bills that seek to codify the procedure for wh Read more
November 7, 2019 NAMIC has been a sponsor of the Florida Chamber Insurance Summit since 2009, and even after a decade of speakers, panels, topics, and various Sunshine State locations, the event still draws a big crowd of insurance industry leaders ready to get the... Read more
October 24, 2019 The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services has issued Bulletin 2019-21-INS, related to recent legislation enacting changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto coverage law as it applies to non-resident policyholders. Read more