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.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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 does or may provide
   15  liability insurance coverage to pay all or a portion of a any
   16  claim that which might be made shall provide, within 30 days
   17  after of the written request of the claimant, a statement, under
   18  oath, of a corporate officer, or the 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 such insurer reasonably believes is available to the such
   27  insurer at the time of filing such statement.
   28         (e) A copy of the policy.
   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 of receipt of
   37  such request.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.