CA State Updates - 2015 Jan 03 No.02

On Oct. 9, 2015, Gov. Brown signed AB 387 into law. The new law is intended to improve the department's ability to approve draft disability policies by extending the period of time allowed for the department to review the policy forms and any associated risks and premium rates from 30 to 120 calendar days. Moreover, it authorizes the commissioner to develop new guidelines to streamline the file review process for life and disability insurance forms and then to publish these procedures on the department’s website for public review. The legislature hopes that by providing clearer guidelines for insurers to follow when submitting policies for approval, and increasing time allowed to review and approve policies, the new law will improve the overall process and reduce confusion for consumers and the industry.

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