PIP Insurance Florida – Personal Injury Protection

Question: What is PIP?
Answer: PIP is the common abbreviation for Personal Injury Protection. Under Florida No Fault Insurance law, PIP is a mandatory requirement.

Q: Who is insured by PIP?
A: The named insured and all resident relatives are covered under the PIP coverage of your Florida auto insurance policy.

Q: Do resident relatives need to be listed drivers?
A: Resident relatives are not required to be listed drivers on the policy for coverage to apply.

Q: Are all of my vehicles covered by PIP?
A: Yes, all cars owned by you and listed on your Florida auto insurance policy are covered by the Personal Injury Protection.

Q: Are trailers considered a covered vehicle?
A: Any trailer designed for use with a private passenger vehicle and not used for business is considered a covered vehicle.

Q: What does PIP actually cover?
A: Personal Injury Protection benefits include: Medical benefits, disability benefits, and death benefits.

Q: What is the amounts payable when PIP coverage applies?
A: Medical benefits are payable at 80% of the amount incurred due to a covered injury. The amount of death benefit payable for an insured person is $5,000. Disability benefits are payable at 60% of any lost wages incurred due to a covered injury. The total amount payable under PIP for any one accident is $10,000.

Q: Is there a deductible under PIP coverage?
A: Florida Motor Vehicle Law allows a deductible of no more than $1,000 for PIP coverage. Choosing a deductible is optional and will lower the premium if you elect one. Also, work loss exclusion is allowed under the law and if elected your premium will be lower and you will not receive any benefit from lost wages due to a covered injury.

Q: Do Personal Injury Protection benefits increase depending on the number of cars on my policy?
A: No, a premium is collected by your insurance company for each motor vehicle listed on the policy; however, this does not increase benefits.

Q: Can I cancel my PIP policy and have a registered vehicle?
A: No! If you fail to maintain required PIP coverage your driver’s license will be suspended.

Q: I live in Florida only for a few months of the year do I still require PIP coverage?
A: Any vehicle registered in the state of Florida is required to carry PIP coverage even if that vehicle is not in use or is in another state part of the year.

Q: Does Personal Injury Protection cover me even outside the Sunshine State?
A: Yes, a Florida resident who is covered under the PIP portion of a Florida auto insurance policy is covered while driving that vehicle outside the state of Florida.

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