April 6, 2009
Senate Bill 335, more formally known as Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bills Numbers 335 & 16, is expected to come to the floor this week for debate. It promises to be a contentious fight between the trial bar and those who want to create incentives to lower the number of uninsured drivers.
SB 335 encourages uninsured motorists to obtain coverage, thereby helping us all. The bill:
WHY SHOULD SOMEONE WHO IS NOT CARRYING HIS WEIGHT BENEFIT?
Despite the misinformation that is sure to be spread, No Pay/No Play does not do the following:
NAMIC urges its members to contact their state senators to let them know that SB 335 is worthy of their support. If you do not know who your state senator is, the Senate’s home page will do the work.
The best way to contact the senator is by telephone. Because of spam, emails are often overlooked.
It is likely you will not immediately make contact when you call. Leave a message with your name and your home address, so that your senator will know you are a constituent. Explain that you support SB 335 because it will reduce the number of uninsured drivers and that it provides fairness for people who buy insurance.
Also, while these proposals do not directly affect farm mutuals, many mutual managers and director are involved with automobile coverage and need to know.
NAMIC will work closely on this issue with our state trade partners, the Missouri Insurance Coalition and the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. A fact sheet the Missouri Insurance Coalition is distributing is provided for your convenience.
Direct questions to NAMIC State Affairs Manager Mark Johnston.
Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 9:16:27 AM.
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