NOTICE OF HEARINGS

Docket No. C2013-01

Proposed Amendments to Performance Standards for the

Handling and Payment of Private Passenger Motor Vehicle Insurance Claims

by Assigned Risk Companies

Docket No. C2013-02

Proposed Amendments to Performance Standards for the

Handling and Payment of Commercial Motor Vehicle Insurance Claims

by Servicing Carriers

Pursuant to the authority granted to the Commissioner of Insurance (“Commissioner”) under G.L. c. 175, §113H, public hearings will be held on May 24, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of the Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118-6200.  The purpose of the hearings is to afford all interested persons an opportunity to provide oral and/or written comment regarding proposed amendments to the Performance Standards for the Handling and Payment of Private Passenger Claims by Assigned Risk Companies and to proposed amendments to the Performance Standards for the Handling and Payment of Commercial Claims by Servicing Carriers (collectively, “Performance Standards”) adopted by Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers (“CAR”).  On April 17, 2013, the CAR Governing Committee voted to amend the Performance Standards.  Pursuant to G.L. c. 175, §113H, the Commissioner must review, and approve or modify, the proposed amendments to the Performance Standards.  The proposed amendments to the Performance Standards may be examined at the offices of the Division of Insurance during regular business hours. 

These proceedings have been designated as Docket Nos. C2013-01 and C2013-02.  Any person who wishes to provide oral comment concerning the proposed amendments to the Performance Standards is requested to submit to the Division of Insurance a Notice of Intent to Comment no later than May 22, 2013.  All other interested persons will be heard after those who notify the Division in advance of the hearing.  All notices and submissions must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 810, Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6200, and refer, as appropriate, to Docket No. C2013-01 or Docket No. C2013-02. 

May 1, 2013                                                                ______________________                                                                                                               Joseph G. Murphy

                                                                        Commissioner of Insurance