Walt Disney World has announced that from the 20th March 2013, Annual Passes will begin converting to the new plastic Passes with the RFID chip.
Any new purchases or renewals of an Annual Passe will automatically be given the RFID Passe. The good news is, that if you are a current Annual Passholder you have between the 20th March and the 19th May to convert your curren Passe at The Odyssey Center in Epcot. Guests will need their current Annual Pass and a valid photo ID to make the conversion. This is a voluntary process and the current paper Passes will still be accepted until they expire.
The new Passes will be different to the current version as the RFID Passes are plastic and will have a green background. On the background, Passholders who get free parking will have an orange stripe, and Passes that do not include parking will have a black stripe.
I don't know if this includes Florida Resident Annual Passes, but I assume it will be the same for these.