Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 25, 2018 To exempt a person age 65 or above from having to buy the unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) coverage mandated by the state’s no fault auto insurance law. Specifically, these individuals could buy either unlimited injury coverage or a policy that caps medical coverage at $50,000, with injury expenses above that amount covered by the individual's Medicare and related coverage. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Insurance Committee on January 25, 2018
Reported in the Senate on June 7, 2018 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on June 7, 2018 To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bills 972 and 1014, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills would restrict insurers from including non-driving factors in setting insurance premium prices.
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Ananich (D) on June 7, 2018 To mandate that the alternative coverage proposed by the bill be at least 10 percent cheaper than the cost of the standard unlimited medical benefits coverage.
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on June 7, 2018 To require auto insurance buyers who qualify for the capped coverage to affirm this choice rather than make this option the automatic default.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 7, 2018