2019 Additions to the Rates of Tax

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Arizona Department of Insurance
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 261

Phoenix, AZ  85007-2630

Starting July 1, 2020, we will be the
Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI).


 

The 2019 Additions to the Rates of Tax, which applies to insurers domiciled in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and West Virginia, is now available.  Click here

POSTPONED - Notice Of Combined Public Meeting and Executive Session of the Arizona Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
Insurers Offering Individual Health Insurance in Arizona

Lists insurance companies that are offering health insurance to individuals and families in Arizona in 2020.  Open enrollment starts November 1st and now runs through December 17th, 2019.  Individuals can start shopping for coverage now at healthcare.gov or cuidadodesalud.gov (Spanish)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Regulation In 2019, the Arizona Legislature adopted the NAIC Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act at Arizona Revised Statutes (“ARS”) by enacting the Corporate Governance Act at Title 20, Chapter 2, Article 16 (Laws 2019, 1st Reg. Sess., Ch. 180, § 1).   The Department of Insurance (“Department”) seeks to adopt the correlate Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Regulation.  ARS § 20-492.02 allows the Department to adopt rules to carry out the Act upon notice and an opportunity to be heard.  The Legislature has exempted the Department from Title 41, Chapter 6 for one year after the effective date of the Act.  (Laws 2019, 1st Reg. Sess., Ch. 180, § 2.)
Arizona's Surprise Bill Resolution Report for 2019

As shown in the attached report prepared pursuant to A.R.S. § 20-3118(A), the Department of Insurance received 91 requests for dispute resolution in Calendar Year 2019.  Of those, 53 have been resolved or closed, and health plan enrollees saved $41,538 by submitting their surprise bills for resolution.  

Not all health care bills qualify for the surprise bill resolution process.  The Department's Suprise Out-of-network Billing Dispute Resolution website (https://insurance.az.gov/soonbdr, and especially the section entitled, "I got a surprise bill. Can I submit a request for arbitration?") lists conditions when a health care bill may not qualify under Arizona law for the dispute resolution process.  But for those that do, the enrollee will only be responsible for paying the enrollee's cost-sharing amounts (copay, coinsurance and deductible) if the enrollee provides information the Department needs, and participates in an informal settlement teleconference with the health care insurer and the health care provider.

Form C-RFI

An insurer completes and includes Form C-RFI when responding to a Department of Insurance request for information relating to a complaint from the insurer's customers.  

List of Domestic Surplus Lines Insurers

Surplus lines brokers must place business with an Arizona-authorized insurer when insurance is procurable from an authorized insurer.  When insurance is not procurable from an authorized insurer, a surplus lines broker may procure coverage from a Domestic Surplus Lines Insurer, from an insurer on Arizona's List of Qualified Unauthorized Surplus Line Insurers, or from an insurer on the NAIC Quarterly Listing of Alien Insurers.

List of Qualified Unauthorized Surplus Line Insurers

Surplus lines brokers must place business with an Arizona-authorized insurer when insurance is procurable from an authorized insurer.  When insurance is not procurable from an authorized insurer, a surplus lines broker may procure coverage from a Domestic Surplus Lines Insurer, from an insurer on Arizona's List of Qualified Unauthorized Surplus Line Insurers, or from an insurer on the NAIC Quarterly Listing of Alien Insurers.

Regulatory Bulletin 2020-02

Implementation of Executive Order 2020‐07 Proactive Measures to Protect Against COVID‐19 and Executive Order 2020‐15 Expansion of Telemedicine.

Regulatory Bulletin 2020-01

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Offer Form; SB1087

Arizona Retaliation Guide

Use this guide when completing Form E-RT to help identify and calculate the taxes, fees, assessments and other obligations that the insurer's domicile imposes upon Arizona insurers. 

Date Description

Recent Document Updates

3/18/2019 Updated version posted.

 

Retaliation: Wisconsin-domiciled Insurers

A Wisconsin-domiciled insurer must, for Arizona retaliation purposes, complete the Wisconsin tax and retaliation report the same way that Wisconsin requires an Arizona-domiciled insurer to complete it. 

Form E-RT: Retaliation Report

If the insurer is domiciled in Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, or Rhode Island, do not complete or file Form E-RT.

For all other foreign/alien insurers, filing complete and correct retaliation reports will allow us serve you efficiently, and with minimal hassle.

Before proceeding with completing the Retaliation Report (Form E-RT):

  • Use the Arizona Retaliation Guide to assist you in identifying taxes, fees and assessments to which Arizona-domiciled insurers are subject in your domicile.
  • Resolve all errors in forms.  Do not submit a form if it contains cells highlighted with a yellow background or red error text.

NOTE:  The Arizona Department of Insurance no longer publishes an Annual Taxes and Fees Data Sheet.

Form Updates

Date Description
1/31/2020 Posted new version

 

Form E-TAX-AGENTS:

You must complete this form if the insurer's domicile requires Arizona insurers to pay appointment fees, appointment renewal fees, appointment termination fees, license fees or license renewal fees. Make sure to post the total from this form to Form E-RT.

2019 Additions to the Rates of Tax

Insurers domiciled in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and West Virginia must include the applicable addition to the rate of tax in the insurer's retaliation calculation.