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PIACT bill tracking and priority billsApril 30, 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 H.B.5024: 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 H.B.5061: 5/2/14 Senate Calendar Number 546

 
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 H.B.5252: 4/3/14 House Calendar Number 204, File Number 342

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 H.B.5364: 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 Oct. 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 S.B.280: 4/29/14 In Concurrence

 
Excess/surplus
H.B.5365

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To add language to the disclosure statement required on the cover of a surplus-lines insurance policy form and to specify that the signed statement provisions in subsection (b) of Section 38a-741 of the general statutes are not applicable to flood insurance policies.

An act concerning surplus-lines insurance policies.

Last Action H.B.5365: 3/7/14 Public Hearing 3/11/14

 
H.B.5366

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To permit surplus-lines insurance policies for commercial property to deviate from certain replacement cost and depreciation requirements and to provide that surplus-lines insurance policies homeowners include such cost and depreciation requirements.

An act concerning certain surplus-lines insurance policies and the duties of surplus-lines insurance brokers.

Last Action H.B.5366: 3/7/14 Public Hearing 3/11/14

 
S.B.395

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To permit a domestic insurer to write surplus-lines insurance policies in this state and to expand the Insurance Department's financial regulatory oversight authority over insurance companies.

An act authorizing domestic surplus-lines insurers and the Insurance Department's financial regulatory oversight of insurance companies.

Last Action S.B.395: 3/7/14 Public Hearing 3/13/14

 
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 H.B.5247: 3/7/14 Public Hearing 3/11/14

 
H.B.5502

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To 1) require storm shutters rather than permanent storm shutters for the purposes of Sections 38a-316a and 38a-316b of the general statutes, 2) specify the provisions of subsection (a) of Section 38a-316d of the general statutes apply for any catastrophic event, 3) specify that a public adjuster may discuss first-party property loss or damage or a claim on behalf of an insured with an insurance company, 4) change the time period a suit or action may be brought under Section 38a-307 of the general statutes from eighteen to twenty-four months, 5) make changes to public adjuster contracts and the validity of certain contracts, and 6) allow an insurer to provide flood insurance coverage in this state on a less than state-wide basis.

An act concerning changes to the property and casualty insurance statutes.

Last Action H.B.5502: 4/24/14 Senate Calendar Number 447, File Number 681

 
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 S.B.265: 2/28/14 Public Hearing 3/7/14

 
S.B.278

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To prohibit the declination, cancellation or nonrenewal of a homeowners insurance policy or an increase in the premium of such policy based solely on a loss incurred as a result of any adverse weather-related event and such loss was not caused by or resulting from the negligence of the insured.

An act concerning restrictions on insurers for adverse weather-related events.

Last Action S.B.278: 4/2/14 Senate Calendar Number 209, File Number 278

 
Life/health
H.B.5283

Labor and Public Employees Committee—To allow eligible employees to take family and medical leave to care for certain extended family members that have a serious health condition.

An act concerning expansion of family and medical leave.

Last Action H.B.5283: 4/4/14 Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations

 
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 S.B.9: 4/19/14 House Calendar Number 409

 
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 S.B.11: 3/11/14 Senate Calendar Number 44, File Number 8

 
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 S.B.12: 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 S.B.13: 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 S.B.15: 3/31/14 Senate Calendar Number 160, File Number 181

Supporting comment

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 S.B.173: 4/17/14 Referred by Senate to Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

 

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 S.B.195: 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 S.B.197: 4/19/14 House Calendar Number 419

 

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 S.B. 198: 4/23/14 Matter Pass Retained

 

S.B.199

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To require insurers that file a rate increase of 20 percent 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 S.B.199: 4/28/14 In Concurrence

 

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 S.B.200: 4/9/14 Referred by Senate to Committee on Appropriations

 

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 S.B.201: 4/10/14 House Calendar Number 322

 

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 S.B.202: 4/25/14 Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate

 

S.B.480

 

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To require the Banking Commissioner to provide a monthly list to the insurance commissioner of individuals registered with the banking commissioner pursuant to Section 36b-6 of the general statutes and those individuals who have had such registration denied, suspended or revoked during the preceding 10 years, and to require the insurance commissioner to take such denial, suspension or revocation into consideration with respect to application for, and continuation of, life insurance producer licenses.

An act concerning life insurance producer licenses and registrations of broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers and investment adviser agents.

Last Action S.B.480: 4/7/14 Senate Calendar Number 273, File Number 395

 
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 H.B.5053: 4/21/14 File Number 643

 
S.B.185

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To adopt the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' changes to the standard valuation and nonforfeiture laws and the use of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Valuation Manual.

An act concerning changes to the standard valuation and nonforfeiture laws and the use of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Valuation Manual.

Last Action S.B.185: 4/19/14 House Calendar Number 415

 
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 S.B.188: 4/28/14 House Passed

 
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 S.B.189: 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 S.B.193: 4/19/14 House Calendar Number 418

 
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 S.B.194: 4/23/14 Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate

 
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 S.B.196: 4/3/14 Senate Calendar Number 234, File Number 318

 
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 S.B.249: 4/29/14 Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate

 
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 H.B.5248: 4/11/14 Senate Calendar Number 331

Supporting comment
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 H.B. 5254: 4/11/14 Senate Calendar Number 332

 
S.B.391

Insurance and Real Estate Committee—To allow insurers to post certain insurance policies and endorsements on such insurers' Internet websites.

An act concerning the electronic posting of certain documents by insurers.

Last Action S.B.391: 4/2/14 Senate Calendar 210, File Number 286

Comment
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 H.B.5282: 2/21/14 Public Hearing 2/27/14

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