California Legislature Moves Closer to Making Insurance Paperless

April 6, 2016

The California Assembly Insurance Committee took another step towards making auto, homeowners and workers’ compensation insurance completely paperless by approving Assembly Bill 2591 on Wednesday.

AB 2591, authored by Assemblyman Mathew Dababneh, D-Encino, gives policyholders the opportunity to opt-in and choose electronic delivery. The bill is designed to preserve consumer protections found in current law, and is expected to create a higher standard for sending policy cancelations via email.

“Consumers increasingly prefer conducting their personal business on the web or through their email. AB 2591 gives consumers the option to be completely paperless,” said Armand Feliciano, vice president of the Association of California Insurance Companies, which is backing the bill.

Climbing a Pile of FilesIf AB 2591 becomes law, California will join 34 states that already allow for electronic delivery of insurance policy documents, according to Feliciano.

The insurance committee voted unanimously to approve the bill.

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