ADOI News Archive
PHOENIX – With wildfire season upon us, the Arizona Department of Insurance reminds homeowners that now is the time to take steps to protect your property against loss. Although it’s impossible to predict when and where wildfires will occur in Arizona, it is possible to predict that they will occur. Each year an estimated 1,500 wildfires occur in Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Insurance Director has issued an updated Exemption Order regarding Life, Health, Disability and Long-Term Care Form Filings. Click HERE for the document.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2015 AND ENDING APRIL 15, 2015. The State of Arizona Department of Insurance gives Notice that, pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes §§ 20-1110(F) and 20-1691(F), the Director will receive public comment to assist her in determining whether certain life, disability and group long-term care insurance product forms should be exempt from the filing requirements. Please read the full Notice
It’s Wildfire Awareness Week in Arizona and parts of the Southwest, and the focus is on increasing awareness and promoting actions that reduce the risks from wildfire to homes and communities. Part of being prepared for wildfires, or any disaster, is planning for disaster recovery. That’s where insurance comes in. You may be ready, but is your insurance?
The Department has considered all relevant factors in making its determination that insurers that renewed existing plans, on or before December 31, 2014, that otherwise would have been modified or canceled under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), may renew those transitional policies in the individual and small group markets through October 1, 2016. The transitional policies may not extend to policy years beginning after October 1, 2016, but by renewing the policies on or before October 1, 2016, carriers are extending coverage through September 30, 2017. This constitutes a one-year extension
Check HERE for information regarding a cyberattack that may impact up to 11 million Premera Blue Cross customers.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem) reported that it has been a victim of a cyber-attack and there was a breach involving the personal information of its policyholders. According to Anthem, up to 418,640 Arizona residents are impacted. The Arizona Department of Insurance is monitoring the Anthem security breach and want you to protect yourself if you think you may be an affected policyholder.
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Insurance is trying to locate consumers who purchased Arizona home warranty contracts from Sensible Home Warranty, which went out of business last year. Partial refunds may be available for some Arizona consumers who pre-paid their premiums, or who paid to repair or replace equipment and did not receive a payment from Sensible Home Warranty.
The Arizona Department of Insurance begins 2015 with a reorganization that will streamline management and optimize resources by merging similar operations of two divisions into a new Rate & Form Division.
The Arizona Department of Insurance is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.