American Property Casualty Insurance Association
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  • April 19, 2017
  • PCI Applauds Florida Senate for Passing Rideshare Legislation
  • Tallahassee, Fla. — Logan McFaddin, regional manager for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) today applauded the Senator Jeff Brandes and the Florida Senate for passing H.B. 221, important legislation to protect rideshare passengers and drivers.

    “PCI commends the Florida Senate, as well as Sen. Jeff Brandes and Rep. Chris Sprowls for their leadership and dedication to protecting rideshare passengers and drivers.  

    “Currently, many TNC drivers rely on their personal auto insurance policy to cover them when their vehicle is being used for hire, which is a commercial activity. This leaves drivers and passengers at financial risk of paying repairs and medical costs out-of-pocket if an accident were to occur.

    “Drivers and their passengers need the appropriate auto insurance coverage from the time the driver turns the app on until the time the app is turned off. This bill, championed by Sen. Brandes and Rep. Sprowls, strikes that balance.

    “PCI urges Governor Scott to expeditiously sign the bill into law and make Florida the 46th state along with the District of Columbia to take action on this public policy priority.”

  • PCI promotes and protects the viability of a competitive private insurance market for the benefit of consumers and insurers. PCI is composed of nearly 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write $202 billion in annual premium, 35 percent of the nation's property casualty insurance. Member companies write 42 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 27 percent of the homeowners market, 33 percent of the commercial property and liability market and 34 percent of the private workers compensation market.
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