Pennsylvania Insurance Department News

Penn. Encourages Homeowners to Look at Private Market Flood Coverage

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has created a new “one-stop shop” webpage to make information on private market flood insurance more accessible to Pennsylvania homeowners and renters. In announcing the new webpage, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said Pennsylvania homeowners, who …

Penn. Commissioner Proposes Measures to Stop Surprise Medical Bills

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has announced a proposal to protect health care consumers from surprise balance bills and is soliciting public comment. Surprise balance bills happen when a consumer receives emergency care or has made a good faith effort …

Pennsylvania Court Issues Liquidation Order for Regis Insurance

Regis Insurance Company, a Pennsylvania-domiciled insurance company, was recently issued an order of liquidation by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Regis, a writer of small commercial business based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, was licensed in and domesticated in Pennsylvania in 1979. …

Penn. Encourages Older Drivers to Assess Their Skills Behind the Wheel

With the number of older Pennsylvanians steadily increasing, the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Aging, and Insurance remind citizens that striking the right balance between safety on roadways and the mobility of older drivers is very important. “Driving is a privilege; …

Penn. Reminds Drivers: Insurers Can’t Add Surcharge for Deer-Related Crash

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is reminding drivers that their insurance company cannot add a surcharge to their auto premium for a crash involving a deer. The commissioner also urged drivers to be alert for deer, as this is the …

Pennsylvania Holds Hearing on Issue of Surprise Medical Bills

Advocates for consumers, insurers, hospitals and doctors clashed on Oct. 1 at a Pennsylvania hearing on surprise bills for expensive out-of-network health care services sent to patients who thought their treatments were covered by their insurance networks. Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner …

Pennsylvania Reminds Health Insurers to Keep Provider Directories Up to Date

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is reminding health insurers that they must keep their provider directories up to date and that consumers should not pay higher out-of-network costs if they use a health care provider who is out-of-network but, at …

Pennsylvania Commissioner Issues Consumer Alert on ‘Widow’s Penalty’

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller issued a consumer alert announcing that she will not approve auto insurance rate filings that contain the so-called “widow’s penalty,” under which a widow or widower is charged a higher rate solely based on the …

Penn. to Hold Hearing on Balance Billing of Health Insurance Consumers

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced that her department will hold a public hearing on the issue of “balance billing” of health insurance consumers. Balance billing occurs when a patient receives a bill for health care from a provider who …

Penn. Advises Homeowners to Reduce Property Hazards, Avoid Coverage Loss

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is advising consumers that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department is available to help homeowners adhere to reasonable requests by insurers to make their properties safer and avoid possible cancellation or non-renewal of their homeowners’ coverage. Miller …