The state’s personal-injury protection auto insurance system, known as “no-fault,” would end in 2019 under proposals ready to go before lawmakers.
Rep. Bill Hager, R-Delray Beach, filed a proposal (HB 997) last week, two months after Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty tossed out the idea of, “Let’s just repeal PIP and do nothing,” as a way to further reduce fraud in the personal-injury protection system.
The repeal idea also appears to have backing from state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater.
Atwater, who along with Gov. Rick Scott championed 2012 changes intended to fight fraud in the no-fault system, had maintained as recently as October that time was needed to see the impact of the legislative changes.