Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1386
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/17/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Benacquisto) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 12
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 626.593, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         626.593 Insurance agent; written contract for
    8  compensation.—
    9         (1) No person licensed as an insurance agent may receive
   10  any fee or commission or any other thing of value in addition to
   11  the rates filed pursuant to chapter 627 for examining any group
   12  health insurance or any group health benefit plan for the
   13  purpose of giving or offering advice, counsel, recommendation,
   14  or information in respect to terms, conditions, benefits,
   15  coverage, or premium of any such policy or contract unless such
   16  compensation is based upon a written contract signed by the
   17  party to be charged and specifying or clearly defining the
   18  amount or extent of such compensation and informing the party to
   19  be charged that any commission received from an insurer will be
   20  rebated to the party in accordance with subsection (3). In
   21  addition, all compensation to be paid to the insurance agent
   22  must be disclosed in the contract.
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   25  And the title is amended as follows:
   26         Delete line 2
   27  and insert:
   28         An act relating to insurance agents; amending s.
   29         626.593, F.S.; revising a prohibition against a
   30         licensed insurance agent from receiving a specified
   31         fee or commission for examining any health insurance
   32         or any health benefit plan, rather than any group
   33         health insurance or any group health benefit plan, for
   34         certain purposes; amending s. 626.785,