In Florida, The Department of Financial Services manages a non-binding mediation process that permits policyholders to challenge claims decisions reached by Florida insurers. Florida Statute §627.7015 codifies the mediation process, which applies to condominium association and residential claims in Florida. The purpose of the statute is to use the mediation process to encourage an inexpensive and speedy resolution of insurance claims prior to commencing litigation. Under the statute, insurers in Florida are required to notify all first-party claimants of their right to participate in the mediation program “[a]t the time a first-party claim within the scope of this section is filed.” Florida Statute §627.7015(2).
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