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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 627.4143
627.4143 Outline of coverage.
(1) No private passenger automobile or basic homeowner’s policy shall be delivered or issued for delivery in this state unless an appropriate outline of coverage has been delivered prior to issuance of the policy or accompanies the policy when issued.
(2) The outline of coverage for a private passenger motor vehicle insurance policy shall contain all of the following:
(a) A brief description of the principal benefits and coverage provided in the policy, broken down by each class or type of coverage provided under the policy for which a premium is charged, and itemization of the applicable premium.
(b) A summary statement of the principal exclusions and limitations or reductions contained in the policy by class or type, including, but not limited to, deductibles, coinsurance, and any other limitations or reductions.
(c) A summary statement of any renewal or cancellation provisions.
(d) A description of the credit or surcharge plan that is being applied. The description may display numerical or alphabetical codes on the declarations page or premium notice to enable the insured to determine the reason or reasons why her or his policy is being surcharged or is receiving a credit.
(e) A list of any additional coverage provided through any rider or endorsement which accompanies the policy. The list shall contain a descriptive reference to each additional coverage, rather than solely a reference to a form or code number.
(f) The extent of coverage provided to the insured in the event of collision damage to a rental vehicle rented by the insured. The proof-of-insurance card required by s. 316.646 must also specify whether rental car coverage is provided, and may refer to the outline of coverage as to the details or extent of coverage.
(3) A basic homeowner’s, mobile home owner’s, dwelling, or condominium unit owner’s policy may not be delivered or issued for delivery in this state unless a comprehensive checklist of coverage on a form adopted by the commission and an appropriate outline of coverage have been delivered prior to issuance of the policy or accompanies the policy when issued. The commission shall, by rule, adopt a form for the checklist for each type of policy to which this subsection applies. Each form shall indicate that it was adopted by the commission.
(a) The checklist must contain a list of the standard provisions and elements that may typically be included in these policies, whether or not they are included in the particular policy being issued, in a format that allows the insurer to place a check mark next to the provisions elements that are included so that the consumer can see both what is included and what is not included in the policy. As an alternative to checking the boxes on the checklist, an insurer may delete the check boxes from the form and replace them with text indicating whether the provision’s elements are included or not. Limits of liability shall be listed for each item. The checklist must include, but is not limited to, the following:
1. Property coverage for the principal premises shown in the declarations.
2. Property coverage for other structures on the residence premises.
3. Whether the principal premises and other structures are insured against the following perils:
a. Fire.
b. Lightning.
c. Explosion.
d. Hurricane loss.
e. Nonhurricane wind loss.
f. Collapse.
g. Mold.
h. Sinkhole loss.
i. Vandalism.
4. Personal property coverage.
5. Whether personal property is insured against the following perils:
a. Fire.
b. Lightning.
c. Hurricane loss.
d. Nonhurricane wind loss.
e. Collapse.
f. Mold.
g. Sinkhole loss.
h. Theft.
6. The following additional coverages:
a. Debris removal.
b. Loss assessment.
c. Additional living expenses.
7. Personal liability coverage.
8. Medical payments coverage.
9. Discounts applied to the premium.
10. Deductibles for loss due to hurricane and loss to other perils.
11. Building ordinance or law coverage.
12. Replacement cost coverage.
13. Actual cash value coverage.
(b) The forms shall allow insurers to place other coverages on the checklists which may or may not be included in the insurer’s policies.
(c) The outline of coverage must contain:
1. A brief description of the principal benefits and coverage provided in the policy, broken down by each class or type of coverage provided under the policy for which a premium is charged, and itemization of the applicable premium.
2. A summary statement of the principal exclusions and limitations or reductions contained in the policy by class or type, including, but not limited to, deductibles, coinsurance, and any other limitations or reductions.
3. A summary statement of any renewal or cancellation provisions.
4. A description of the credit or surcharge plan that is being applied. The description may display numerical or alphabetical codes on the declarations page or premium notice to enable the insured to determine the reason or reasons why her or his policy is being surcharged or is receiving a credit.
5. A summary of any additional coverage provided through any rider or endorsement that accompanies the policy.
(4) The outline of coverage for a private passenger motor vehicle policy is required only on the initial policy issued by an insurer. The outline of coverage and the checklist for a basic homeowner’s, mobile home owner’s, dwelling, or condominium unit owner’s policy is required on the initial policy and each renewal thereof issued by an insurer.
(5) An insurer must insert the following language on the outline of coverage:

“The following outline of coverage or checklist is for informational purposes only. Florida law prohibits this outline or checklist from changing any of the provisions of the insurance contract which is the subject of this outline. Any endorsement regarding changes in types of coverage, exclusions, limitations, reductions, deductibles, coinsurance, renewal provisions, cancellation provisions, surcharges, or credits will be sent separately.”

(6) Neither this section nor the outline of coverage or checklist mandated by this section alters or modifies the terms of the insurance contract, creates a cause of action, or is admissible in any civil action.
History.s. 23, ch. 89-360; s. 1, ch. 90-192; ss. 39, 114, ch. 92-318; s. 328, ch. 97-102; s. 11, ch. 2005-111.