• Florida Mediation of Property Insurance Rules Comment Period Open Until January 28, 2015
  • January 25, 2016
  • Law Firm: Colodny Fass P.A. - Sunrise Office
  • Comments are open until January 28, 2016 on two proposed Rules relating to the mediation of property insurance claims.

    Proposed amendments to Rule 69J-166.002, F.A.C., "Mediation of Commercial Residential Property Insurance Claims," and Rule 69J-166.031, F.A.C, "Mediation of Residential Property Insurance Claims," are intended to promote clarity and efficiency in the mediation of property insurance claims process.

    Both Rules are being amended to do the following:
    • Cross-reference the new Rule for approval of mediators for the program
    • Clarify that an insurer must make a claim determination before submitting a claim to mediation
    • Change the start date for the 21 days to resolve a claim before a mediation conference is held
    • Identify the Web site at which the mediation request form may be obtained
    • Specify that a mediation conference will be held within 15 miles of the insured property unless agreed otherwise by the parties
    • Provide various additional clarifications and minor revisions