TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The Florida Legislature has taken another step forward in modernizing its insurance laws by passing House Bill 273, which allows policyholders to receive their insurance documents via email as opposed to regular mail delivery provided they choose this option.
“This is great for Florida consumers and it helps insurers meet policyholder’s demands by offering them flexibility with e-delivery,” said PCI’s State Government Relations Manager Logan McFaddin. “It also frees policyholders from having to keep track of paper renewal notices and other important insurance documents, which is a real win for Floridians.”
Florida will now be the 28th state to adopt legislation that enables insurers to conduct all policyholder transactions over the internet. In 2014, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming enacted similar legislation that allows electronic delivery of documents and notices.
“This project has been a priority for PCI in several states. Not only does it meet the needs of our digital-age consumers, but it promotes an environmentally friendly alternative to the over production of paper documents,” said McFaddin.
The bill goes to Governor Scott and would become effective July 1, 2015 if he signs the legislation.