Pennsylvania Insurance Department News

Penn. Insurance Department Announces Restitution for Consumers in Annuity Scam

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said her department has gotten more than $117,000 in restitution for 25 Pennsylvania consumers victimized in a major annuity scam. “I am pleased we were able to recover this money for Pennsylvanians, many of them …

Pennsylvania Makes Changes to Reduce Chances of Workers’ Comp Rate Filing Errors

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman and Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced agreements with two insurers and the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB) to protect Pennsylvania businesses and lessen the chances of errors in the filing of loss costs, …

Pennsylvania Insurance Department to Hold NextGen Academy for College Students

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has announced that her department, along with a working group of stakeholders, will this summer hold the Pennsylvania NextGen Insurance Academy to provide college students with an up-close look at various careers in the insurance …

Loss-Cost Reduction for Workers’ Comp Insurance Approved in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has approved a loss-cost filing, including a 12.95% reduction in loss-costs – a component in determining workers’ comp insurance rates paid by businesses. This reduction is expected to lead to lower premiums for many Pennsylvania …

Altman Says Private Market Flood Insurance Has Grown in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said the number of private market flood insurance policies in Pennsylvania jumped 72 percent from February 2018, as she continued urging homeowners, business owners and renters to shop around in the increasingly competitive flood insurance …

Pennsylvania’s Largest Workers’ Comp Insurer Files Plan to Correct Charges

Pennsylvania’s State Workers Insurance Fund (SWIF), the largest writer of workers’ comp insurance in Pennsylvania, has filed a plan to retroactively correct charges to employers for their workers’ compensation policies written between April 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. The …

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Approves Mid-Year Workers’ Comp Filings

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has approved two mid-year workers’ compensation loss cost filings, effective January 1, 2019. The fillings are from the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB), an independent bureau, which makes filings to the Insurance Department on behalf of …

Pennsylvania Warns Consumers, Insurers About Rising National Auto Theft Rates

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has reminded drivers to take precautions to prevent auto theft, as a recent report shows the rate of car theft nationally rising by more than four percent in the first half of 2017. She also …

Pennsylvania Urges Proper Coverage for Home-Based Businesses

Pennsyslvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman is encouraging small business owners to ensure they have proper coverage and know how to file claims after storm damage. “Many Pennsylvanians run businesses out of their homes, but many may not have the insurance …

Liquidation Order Issued for Auto Insurer with More Than 42K Policies in Pennsylvania

A Texas court has issued an order of liquidation for Access Insurance Company, an auto insurer that has 42,785 policies in Pennsylvania. This means Pennsylvanians that currently have auto insurance through Access Insurance will have no later than April 12 …