Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Florida Hurricane Mediation Program Is A Model

As noted in this prior posting, Florida has developed a mediation protocol to address hurricane damage disputes that arise between insureds and their insurance carriers. It works! According to this article in the Insurance Journal, Mississippi’s Insurance Commissioner has unveiled a Hurricane Katrina mediation program patterned after Florida’s program. More details about the program, which is administered by the American Arbitration Association, are reported in this article in The Sun Herald. In addition to mail, telephone or fax registration, Internet registration for this program is expected to be available. How about that!?!

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