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PIACT bill tracking and priority billsFeb. 26, 2014

PIA priority bills will be highlighted in grey.

 

Bill No.

Status

PIA position
Auto
H.B.5024

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To prohibit certain factors from being used to underwrite or rate a private-passenger nonfleet automobile insurance policy.

An act concerning factors used in automobile insurance rating.

Last Action: 2/13/14 Public Hearing 2/18/14

 
H.B.5061

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To provide uninsured motorist coverage to a named insured or a household member of the named insured for damages arising from being struck as a pedestrian during the theft of an insured vehicle.

An act concerning uninsured motorist coverage for bodily injury to a named insured or relative during the theft of a motor vehicle.

Last Action: 2/20/14 Public Hearing 2/24/14

 
H.B.5252

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To permit an automobile insurance identification card to be provided electronically.

An act concerning automobile insurance identification card to be provided electronically.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/27/14

Supporting position
H.B.5364

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—
To 1) make uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage optional rather than compulsory, and 2) require insurers that write automobile liability insurance policies in this state to provide underinsured motorist conversion coverage to an insured at no cost if such insurer fails to offer, or disclose the availability of, such coverage or fails to procure a signed informed consent form from an insured who declines such coverage.

An act requiring insured and underinsured motorist coverage to be optional and concerning underinsured motorist conversion coverage.

Last Action: 2/28/14 Public Hearing 3/4/14

 
S.B.280

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—
To prohibit, for an automobile liability insurance policy issued or renewed on or after October 1, 2015, a reduction of uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage limits or benefits payable for certain amounts paid by or on behalf of a tortfeasor.

An act concerning uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage offsets.

Last Action: 2/28/14 Public Hearing 3/4/14

 
Homeowners/dwelling
H.B.5247

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To award costs and a reasonable attorney's fee to a plaintiff who prevails in any action concerning a homeowners insurance policy.

An act concerning the award of costs and attorney's fees in an action concerning a homeowners insurance policy.

Last Action: 2/19/14 Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

 
S.B.265

Planning and Development Committee—To prohibit mortgage lenders from requiring homeowners to obtain flood insurance coverage in excess of the amount of the mortgage loan.

An act concerning limits on flood insurance policies.

Last Action: 2/28/14 Public Hearing 3/7/14

 
Life/health
S.B.9

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To require certain disclosures to be provided to applicants at the time of application for the purchase of a long-term care policy.

An act requiring certain disclosures for long-term care insurance policies.

Last Action: 2/26/14 Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office

 
S.B.11

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To direct the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange to actively negotiate health insurance premiums with insurers for qualified health plans offered through the exchange.

An act concerning the duties of the Connecticut health insurance exchange.

Last Action: 2/26/14 Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office

 
S.B.12

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To establish a tax credit for premiums paid for individual long-term care insurance policies.

An act establishing a tax credit for long-term care insurance premium payments.

Last Action: 2/27/14 Favorable Change of Reference, House to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

 
S.B.13

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To provide an opportunity for public comment prior to the insurance commissioner's approval, disapproval or modification of an individual or group long-term care policy rate filing of an increase of more than 10 percent.

An act requring public comment for certain long-term-care insurance policy rate increase requests.

Last Action: 2/13/14 Public Hearing 2/18/14

 
S.B.15

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To add an insurance producer to the board of directors of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange.

An act concerning the Connecticut health insurance exchange board of directors.

Last Action: 2/13/14 Public Hearing 2/18/14

 

S.B.173

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To provide an incentive for residents to purchase long-term care insurance.

An act concerning an income tax deduction for long-term care insurance premiums.

Last Action: 2/20/14 Public Hearing 2/25/14

 

S.B.195

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To require health insurance companies to cover parking fees in excess of one hundred fifty dollars in a policy year that are incurred by an insured and related to the receipt of a covered service or treatment.

An act requiring the payment of certain parking fees by insurance companies.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/27/14

 

S.B.197

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To decrease the time frame for all urgent care adverse determination review requests.

An act decreasing the time frames for urgent care adverse determination review requests.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/27/14

 

S.B.198

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To require insurers to provide additional information to certain employers regarding their group health insurance policies, and to specify a time frame for the provision of information by such employer to an employee organization that is the exclusive bargaining representative of the employees of such employer.

An act concerning the claims data provided to certain employers.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/27/14

 

S.B.199

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To require insurers that file a rate increase of twenty per cent or more for an individual or a group long-term care insurance policy to spread such increase over not less than three years and to make available to policyholders and certificate holders the additional option to reduce policy benefits to reduce the premium rate.

An act concerning long-term care insurance premium rate increases.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/25/14

 

S.B.200

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To expand health insurance coverage for specialized formula from children up to age 12 to individuals up to age 26.

An act expanding health insurance coverage for specialized formula.

Last Action: 2/28/14 Public Hearing 3/6/14

 

S.B.201

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To allow an applicant for or policyholder of an individual life insurance policy to designate a third party to receive notice of cancellation for nonpayment of premium from the insurer.

An act concerning cancellation notices of individual life insurance policies.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/27/14

 

S.B.202

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To require health insurance coverage of medical advice, diagnosis, care or treatment provided through telemedicine if such advice, diagnosis, care or treatment is covered when provided through in-person consultation.

An act concerning health insurance coverage for telemedicine services.

Last Action: 2/28/14 Public Hearing 3/6/14

 
Miscellaneous
H.B.5053

Sharkey/Aresimowicz/Williams/Looney—To implement the governor's budget recommendations.

An act strengthening Connecticut's insurance industry competitiveness.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/25/14

 
S.B.188

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To facilitate the process of captive insurance companies forming in or transferring domicile to Connecticut and make other revisions to the captive insurance statutes.

An act concerning captive insurance companies.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/25/14

 
S.B.189

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To establish, for market conduct examinations conducted by the Insurance Department, circumstances under which the department may engage professionals and specialists as examiners, provisions regarding payment of certain costs of such examinations, immunity for persons conducting such examinations and the confidentiality of examination reports, work papers and other information obtained or reviewed by the Insurance Department during such examination.

An act concerning the Insurance Department's market conduct examination authority.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/25/14

 
S.B.193

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To require disclosure of any fees charged by an insurer or agent of such insurer for the processing of premium payments.

An act concerning disclosure of fees for the processing of insurance premium payments.

Last Action: 2/19/14 Referred to Joint Committe on Insurance and Real Estate

 
S.B.194

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To enact the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' requirements for domestic insurers to establish and maintain a risk management framework and to file Own Risk and Solvency Assessment reports.

An act concerning risk management and own risk and solvency assessments for domestic insurers.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/25/14

 
S.B.196

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To authorize the insurance commissioner's oversight of internationally active insurance groups and establish requirements for the determination or acknowledgment of group-wide supervisors.

An act concerning group-wide supervision for internationally active insurance groups.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/25/14

 
S.B.249

Labor and Public Employees Committee—To create a state-administered retirement savings plan for low-income private sector workers.

An act promoting retirement savings.

Last Action: 3/3/14 Public Hearing 3/11/14

 
Producer issues
H.B.5248

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To regulate certificates of insurance.

An act concerning certificates of insurance for property and casualty insurance coverage.

Last Action: 2/19/14 Referred to the Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

 
H.B.5254

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To make technical, conforming and minor changes to the insurance statutes.

An act concerning the legislative commissioners' recommendations for technical and minor changes to the insurance statutes.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/25/14

 
Workers' compensation
H.B.5282

Labor and Public Employees Committee—To allow certain small business owners to exclude themselves from workers' compensation coverage provided they notify their clients of such exclusion and agree to hold their clients harmless if they are injured while providing services to the client.

An act concerning workers' compensation and small business owners.

Last Action: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/27/14

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