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APRIL 28, 2020 UPDATE: Survey of State Insurance Department COVID-19 Regulatory Actions
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Insurance Regulatory
With the initial wave of COVID-19 reactionary regulation behind us, States continue to assess existing emergency measures and terminate, modify, or extend those measures as necessary. Some states are also expanding the availability of, or easing restrictions on, temporary producer licenses in…
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APRIL 24, 2020 UPDATE: Survey of State Insurance Department COVID-19 Regulatory Actions
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Insurance Regulatory
While state insurance regulation on COVID-19 related matters continues to slow, we anticipate additional guidance, or modification to prior guidance, as states begin to develop procedures for reopening. REMINDER: We will distribute an updated version of this chart twice a week for the foreseeable…
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Shelter-In-Place Orders Spur Regulator Calls for Policyholder Refunds
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Insurance Regulatory
As COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders keep businesses closed and drivers off the road, the risk of loss normally associated with driving or operating a business has decreased. As a result, personal lines auto insurers have begun to voluntarily return premium to policyholders by automatically…
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APRIL 21, 2020 UPDATE: Survey of State Insurance Department COVID-19 Regulatory Actions
Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Insurance Regulatory
Most updates today revolve around states continuing to offer either temporary producer licenses or making accommodations for continued education. Additionally, a handful of states are continuing to issue bulletins urging insurers to be flexible and accommodating with their insureds. REMINDER: We…
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Texas Supreme Court Confirms Payment of Appraisal Award Has No Impact on Insurer Liability for Prompt Pay Penalty
Category: Insurance Regulatory
Today, the Texas Supreme Court issued three per curiam opinions[1] emphasizing its decisions last year in Barbara Technologies and Ortiz which held that an insurer’s payment of an appraisal award does not bar an insured’s claim under the Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act (“Prompt Pay Act”)…
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