Florida Senate - 2016 SB 774 By Senator Montford 3-01046A-16 2016774__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to liability insurance coverage; 3 amending s. 627.4137, F.S.; adding licensed company 4 adjusters to the list of persons who may respond to a 5 claimant’s written request for information relating to 6 liability insurance coverage; providing an effective 7 date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 627.4137, Florida 12 Statutes, is amended to read: 13 627.4137 Disclosure of certain information required.— 14 (1) Each insurer that provides
which doesor may provide 15 liability insurance coverage to pay all or a portion of a any16 claim that whichmight be made shall provide, within 30 days 17 after ofthe written request of the claimant, a statement, under 18 oath, of a corporate officer, orthe insurer’s claims manager or 19 superintendent, or a licensed company adjuster setting forth the 20 following information with regard to each known policy of 21 insurance, including excess or umbrella insurance: 22 (a) The name of the insurer. 23 (b) The name of each insured. 24 (c) The limits of the liability coverage. 25 (d) A statement of any policy or coverage defense that the 26 which suchinsurer reasonably believes is available to the such27 insurer at the time of filing such statement. 28 (e) A copy of the policy. 29 30 In addition, the insured, or her or his insurance agent, upon 31 written request of the claimant or the claimant’s attorney, 32 shall disclose the name and coverage of each known insurer to 33 the claimant and shall forward such request for information as 34 required by this subsection to all affected insurers. The 35 insurer shall then supply the information required in this 36 subsection to the claimant within 30 days after ofreceipt of 37 such request. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.