Liability

Reference Guide to Florida Verifications

When a crash occurs in Florida, the state sends an FR1/FR100 “Liability” Sanction Verification to the auto insurance carriers of the motorists involved in the incident. Florida advised carriers to confirm coverage for crash verifications if a motorist’s insurance policy meets the state’s minimum liability requirements, even if the VIN is registered in another state.

Oklahoma Plate Scanners

Oklahoma has contracted with the vendor Gatso USA to scan (using cameras) motorists’ license plates to determine whether auto insurance coverage is in place. The plates will be matched against the state’s verification system. If the vehicle is found to be uninsured, the owner will be mailed a citation with a penalty of $184. Motorists who pay the fine will not have a charge of driving without insurance on their permanent record.

CMS Maintains its $750 Low Dollar Threshold for 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new Alert entitled “2018 Recovery Thresholds for Certain Liability Insurance, No-Fault Insurance and Workers’ Compensation...

Court Declines to Rule On Whether LMSA is Necessary - Cites No Legal Authority for MSAs in Liability Cases

Whether liability Medicare set-asides (LMSAs) are legally “required” continues to be a vexing question for parties settling liability claims. In Silva v. Burwell , 2017 WL 5891753 (D. New Mexico,...

Rhode Island notification process

The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues three notices to motorists when proof of auto liability coverage is not found for a vehicle.

Illinois ALIR legislation signed

Illinois House Bill 2610 was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on August 25, 2017.

Nevada Ecards

Governor Brian Sandoval signed Nevada Assembly Bill 455 into law on May 26, 2017. The law authorizes the electronic delivery of certain notices and documents relating to insurance policies, includi...

Tennessee suspension notice letters

Tennessee’s new Electronic Insurance Verification System (EIVS) is gearing up to begin their letter campaign for motorists found to not have auto liability insurance coverage. A series of four...

Fact Check Time for LMSA/NFMSA Developments

It is no secret that CMS has announced (for years) its intention to expand the workers’ compensation MSA program into the liability and no-fault arena. But the real question today is: What, when, a...