Pennsylvania Insurance Department News

Pennsylvania Advises Insurers on Arson, Insurance Fraud Reporting Rules

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department recently issued a notice to advise and remind insurers of their obligations under the state’s law in the reporting of suspected arson and insurance fraud. The department also said in its notice, “Arson and Insurance Fraud …

Pennsylvania Regulator Offers Consumer Tips for Airbnb Users

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is offering consumer tips for both guests and hosts of home sharing sites like Airbnb, as use of these sites may rise in Pennsylvania with the state hosting two major national events — the U.S. …

Penn. Issues Consumer Alert for Homeowners on Appealing Flood Maps

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller issued a consumer alert this week telling homeowners about a process by which they can appeal their property’s placement in a flood zone by the federal government, which in many cases requires them to purchase …

Penn. Encourages Motorcyclists to Take Actions to Reduce Risk This Spring

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is advising all drivers to be aware of motorcycles, as warmer weather means more motorcyclists on Pennsylvania roadways. Miller is also encouraging motorcyclists to consider safety measures which can save lives, reduce injuries, and save …

Penn. Hails House Committee Passage of Private Flood Insurance Bill

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller hailed a recent vote by the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approving the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act (H.R. 2901). Miller said this legislation encourages more private insurers to write flood …

Pennsylvania Reclaimed $185M for Insurance Consumers in 2015

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced that the state’s Insurance Department reclaimed $185,055,050 for insurance consumers throughout the state during 2015. The commissioner said that throughout 2015, the state’s Insurance Department helped 12,307 consumers around Pennsylvania receive some form of …

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; …