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Request Regarding Policyholders Affected by the August 2023 Wildfires

August 2023
Acting Governor Luke and Governor Green issued Proclamations relating to the wildfires in Hawaii and Maui Counties. Check out Memorandum 2023-3A to learn more.
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Arizona issues New Law Related to Dog Breeds and Homeowners Insurance

June 2023
A new law, A.R.S. § 20-1510  will take effect in Arizona on June 30, 2023, with potential implications for dog owners and insurers. Use this link to learn more about the new law.
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Governor Kemp Signs Legislation Giving Insurance Commissioner More Authority Over Auto Rates

May 2023
Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Governor Kemp has signed legislation reforming how private auto insurance rates are filed in Georgia. House Bill 221 gives the Commissioner the ability to review all car insurance rate filings before they go into effect, closing a loophole that insurers had previously exploited to increase rates by as much as 25 percent in a single filing. Read More
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Colorado releases Notice of Adoption – Emergency Regulation 23-E-03

May 2023
The Division would like to provide notice that the Commissioner has adopted emergency regulation 23-E-03. The purpose of this emergency regulation is to protect homeowner policyholders who have suffered a loss during a catastrophic disaster, such as the 2020 Colorado East Troublesome Fire and the 2021 Marshall and Middle Fork Fires, from insurers that cause unreasonable delays in claim handling, which may further delay rebuilding property. Such delays may be further exacerbated by labor and material shortages. Further, this regulation identifies specific acts or practices that may constitute unfair claim settlement practices. Check out emergency regulation 23-E-03 to learn more.
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North Dakota releases Executive Order 2023-04 – Spring Flood Emergency Declaration

April 2023
The state of North Dakota has experienced a record-breaking snowfall winter season and is facing a delayed snow melt with the potential to result in significant flooding. Different areas in North Dakota have issued emergency declarations to address the flooding and storm impacts. Check out Executive Order 2023-04 to learn more.
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LDI Unveils Comprehensive Market Reforms to Strengthen Housing Stock and Stabilize Market

April 2023
A suite of comprehensive reforms to Louisiana’s insurance market to stabilize rates for homeowners and build long-term sustainability was just unveiled. The legislative package, which includes legal reforms, strong incentive programs for homeowners and insurers, and a significant investment in FORTIFIED roofing, represents tested policies that directly respond to the insurance crisis.  The entire press conference can be viewed here.
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State of West Virginia Executive Department releases Executive Order No. 23-20

March 2023
On March 16th, 2020, a state of emergency was declared on for all counties in West Virginia (the “State of Emergency Declaration”), to allow agencies to coordinate and create necessary measures to prepare for and respond to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus now known as COVID-19. Please see Executive Order No. 23-20 to learn more.
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Disaster Declaration Approved for Eight Vermont Counties

March 2023
President Joseph Biden has declared a Major Disaster for Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, and Washington counties, which suffered substantial damage during the December 22-24, 2022 winter storm. Read More
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Hurricane Nicole Catastrophe Reporting

January 2023
Florida released information regarding OIR’s Hurricane Nicole recovery efforts and resources for impacted policyholders and insurers. Check out this update from Florida for more details and different resources.
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New Mexico: Wildfire Disaster Claims Data Call

December 2022
The Office of Superintendent of Insurance released Bulletin 2022-023 with details about reporting claims related to wildfire events. Check out Bulletin 2022-023 to learn more.
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