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Division Of Insurance Regulatory Review Public Comment Sessions

August 2015

The Division of Insurance, as part of a statewide effort, is undertaking a review of all of its existing regulations to determine whether there is a clearly identified need for continuing to retain the particular regulation, including: whether any costs associated with the regulation exceed the benefits that result from the particular regulation; whether the regulation exceeds federal requirements or duplicate local requirements; whether less restrictive alternatives to the particular regulation exist; and whether the regulation unduly and adversely affects Massachusetts citizens and consumers, or the competitive environment in Massachusetts.

As part of its regulation review, the Division scheduled a series of public comment sessions that took place in August 2015 to receive comments from the general public and interested industry members concerning the Division’s existing regulations; different subject-matter groups of regulations were discussed at each of the six sessions, and the list of regulations discussed at each session is set forth below.  All of the public sessions were held at the Division of Insurance, 1000 Washington Street, Boston, in Hearing Room 1-E, and the sessions were audio recorded. 

Members of the public and industry were invited to attend and make oral comments during the sessions. In addition, written comments are encouraged with respect to any or all of the regulations and may be sent to the following email address up until 5:00pm on Monday, August 17, 2015: DOIregreview2015@state.ma.us.  Please be sure to indicate in the subject matter line of the email, the regulation or regulations upon which you are providing comments.  

Written comments that are submitted to the Division will be posted on this webpage under the appropriate session heading as they become available. 

Audio recordings of the sessions are available upon request. For those interested in receiving copies of the audio recordings may submit a request to DOIregreview2015@state.ma.us

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – 10:30am – 12:00pm
Workers Compensation Insurance (6)

 

Written Comments Concerning Regulations
American Insurance Association 
Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Office Of The Attorney General  file size 1MB
Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents 
Massachusetts Insurance Federation 
Massachusetts Insurance Federation Joint Submission 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Financial Regulations (11)

Written Comments Concerning Regulations          
Lloyd’s           
Reinsurance Association of America 
Massachusetts Insurance Federation 
Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation 

Friday, August 7, 2015 – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Health Insurance (23)

Written Comments Concerning Regulations          
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA  file size 2MB
The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Office Of The Attorney General  file size 1MB
Health Care For All 
Massachusetts Association of Health Plans 
Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters 
Massachusetts Hospital Association 
Massachusetts Insurance Federation 
Massachusetts Society of Optometrists 
Minuteman Health, Inc. 
Steward Health Care System LLC 
Tufts Health Plan 

Monday, August 10, 2015 – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Life Insurance/Annuities Regulations (13)

Written Comments Concerning Regulations

 American International Group Inc. 
Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Auto Insurance (16)

Written Comments Concerning Regulations          
Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents           
Alliance of Automotive Service Provider 
Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Office Of The Attorney General  file size 1MB
CARCO Group Inc. 
Insurance Services Office, Inc. 
JN Phillips Auto Glass 
Massachusetts Insurance Federation 
Merit Rating Board 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Miscellaneous (14)

Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts 
Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Office Of The Attorney General  file size 1MB
Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters 
Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting 

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