DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MATTHEW DENN hereby gives notice of proposed Department of Insurance Regulation 704 relating to Homeowners Premium Consumer Rate Comparisons. The docket number for this proposed regulation is 321.
The proposed regulation would require homeowner’s insurance companies to provide survey data to the Department of Insurance for the purposes of allowing consumers of residential homeowners insurance the opportunity to compare rates from different companies. The survey data would have to be filed with the Department on an annual basis. The regulation would also require the insurers to provide direct email responses to the consumer. The Delaware Code authority for the change is 18 Del.C. §§311 and 2501 et seq.
The text can also be viewed at the Delaware Insurance Commissioner’s website at www.delawareinsurance.gov and clicking on the link for “Proposed Regulations.”
The Department of Insurance does not plan to hold a public hearing on the proposed changes. Any person can file written comments, suggestions, briefs, and compilations of data or other materials concerning the proposed amendment. Any written submission in response to this notice and relevant to the proposed change must be received by the Department of Insurance no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2007, and should be addressed to Deputy Attorney General Michael J. Rich, c/o Delaware Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904, sent by fax to 302.739.5566 or emailed to email@example.com.