CA State Updates - 2015 Jan 03 No.01

On Sept. 28, 2015, Gov. Brown signed AB 1515, which clarifies and corrects sections in the insurance code and restores the requirement that interest be applied to claim payments under non-health disability policies when a payment is made more than 30 days after receipt of the claim. In addition, the law updates the California Department of Insurance’s contact information on notices and disclosures for consumers by requiring these disclosures to include the Department of Insurance’s website address. In addition, the law aims to increase the department’s efficiency in processing and approving administrative settlements by allowing the commissioner to delegate settlement authority for minor non-insurer cases to a deputy commissioner. Finally, AB 1515 makes several other changes that include increasing conformity to the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s Model Laws.

AB 1515 is effective January 1, 2017.

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