Florida Senate - 2016 CS for SB 774 By the Committee on Banking and Insurance; and Senator Montford 597-02309-16 2016774c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to liability insurance coverage; 3 amending s. 627.4137, F.S.; adding company employee 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; requiring a company 7 employee adjuster who provides a specified statement 8 to consult with certain personnel within the company 9 to verify information disclosed in the statement; 10 providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 627.4137, Florida 15 Statutes, is amended to read: 16 627.4137 Disclosure of certain information required.— 17 (1) Each insurer that provides
which doesor may provide 18 liability insurance coverage to pay all or a portion of a any19 claim that whichmight be made shall provide, within 30 days 20 after ofthe written request of the claimant, a statement, under 21 oath, of a corporate officer, orthe insurer’s claims manager or 22 superintendent, or a company employee adjuster setting forth the 23 following information with regard to each known policy of 24 insurance, including excess or umbrella insurance: 25 (a) The name of the insurer. 26 (b) The name of each insured. 27 (c) The limits of the liability coverage. 28 (d) A statement of any policy or coverage defense that the 29 which suchinsurer reasonably believes is available to the such30 insurer at the time of filing such statement. 31 (e) A copy of the policy. 32 33 If the person providing the statement required under this 34 subsection is the company employee adjuster, the adjuster must 35 consult with the appropriate personnel in the company’s 36 underwriting department and claims department to verify the 37 information disclosed in the statement. In addition, the 38 insured, or her or his insurance agent, upon written request of 39 the claimant or the claimant’s attorney, shall disclose the name 40 and coverage of each known insurer to the claimant and shall 41 forward such request for information as required by this 42 subsection to all affected insurers. The insurer shall then 43 supply the information required in this subsection to the 44 claimant within 30 days after ofreceipt of such request. 45 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.