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Rep. Rick Kriseman warns drivers about woes of new Florida PIP law listen

07/03/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida’s cracking down on personal injury protection auto insurance fraud. A new PIP law that took effect on Sunday restricts what types of medical treatment an injured person can receive and even the amount of coverage they are entitled to regardless of what they pay for.

Supporters say the law will reduce insurance premiums but Democratic State Representative Rick Kriseman has been a staunch opponen...


Florida's PIP reform bill would reduce treatment options for accident victims; no more acupuncture or massage therapy listen

04/02/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A bill waiting for the Governor’s signature could reduce personal injury protection fraud and eventually reduce auto insurance premiums in Florida. But another consequence would be that accident victims would no longer be able to use PIP to cover massage therapy or acupuncture because those services are not considered emergency medical treatments. Diane Handley is president of the Tampa chapter of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association. She was in a car accident two years ago that l...

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