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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 12, 2018 02:02 PM
From: Representative Jack Rader, Jr.
To: All House members
Subject: Auto Insurance Change Notification
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation which would require automobile insurers to notify PennDOT and any lienholder or lessor when an insured switches to a new insurance company. This legislation was previously introduced as HB 2710 (2017-18.)

I have had numerous constituents in my district complain that when they switched automobile insurers they received letters from PennDOT notifying them that they no longer have automobile insurance and are facing suspension of their registration. These letters are sent because the new insurers do not notify PennDOT that the insured has switched insurers. The constituent then becomes responsible for contacting the new insurer and asking it to provide proof of insurance to PennDOT. Ensuring that PennDOT’s records are accurate, is a time-consuming task for consumers.

My legislation will require automobile insurers to notify PennDOT, and any lienholder or lessor within 10 days of the issuance of a new insurance policy. Currently, automobile insurers are only required to notify PennDOT when an insured’s policy is canceled.

I hope you will join me in cosponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Previous Cosponsors: Pickett, Youngblood, Kaufer, Cox

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Introduced as HB910