The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) today issued the following statement, attributed to its assistant vice president of state government relations Logan McFaddin, regarding the passage of Senate Bill 846 (Medical Expenses) by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Senate Bill 846 is an important legal reform measure that will help restore fairness to Florida’s legal system by requiring medical expenses in personal injury claims to be based on the usual and customary charges for such treatment. This commonsense policy will reduce the practice of inflating medical expenses in an attempt to obtain multi-million-dollar payouts for plaintiffs attorneys.
“APCIA thanks Senator Jeff Brandes for his leadership on this issue and we appreciate the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing Senate Bill 846.”
Senate Bill 846 has two more committees of reference, the Senate Committee on Heath Policy and the Senate Committee on Rules. House Bill 561, which is similar, is scheduled to be heard on March 10 in the House Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee, its first committee of reference.
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is the primary national trade association for home, auto, and business insurers. APCIA promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers, with a legacy dating back 150 years. APCIA members represent all sizes, structures, and regions—protecting families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.