DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MATTHEW DENN hereby gives notice of intent to adopt proposed Department of Insurance Regulation 906 relating to THE USE OF CREDIT SCORES IN SETTING INSURANCE PREMIUMS IN AUTOMOBILE, MOTORCYCLE, BOAT AND PERSONAL WATERCRAFT, SNOWMOBILES AND OTHER RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, HOMEOWNERS, MOBILE-HOMEOWNERS, MANUFACTURED HOMES AND NON-COMMERCIAL DWELLING FIRE INSURANCE FOR PERSONAL OR FAMILY PROTECTION. The docket number for the proposed amendment is 538. This proposed regulation replaces the previous proposed regulation.
The purpose for proposing amendments to Regulation 906 is to comply with Delaware law and to prohibit insurance companies using consumer credit information in the setting of renewal premiums in insurance policies in areas noted above, except that consumers may request the use of credit information in renewals if such information would result in a reduction of premiums, and to establish procedures for consumers to request a re-rating of their insurance policy. The text of the proposed regulation is reproduced in the January 2008 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations. The text can also be viewed at the Delaware Insurance Commissioner’s website at: http://www.delawareinsurance.gov/departments/documents/ProposedRegs/ProposedRegs.shtml.
The Department of Insurance does not plan to hold a hearing on this proposed regulation. Written comments, suggestions, briefs, compilations of data or other materials concerning the proposed amendments are being solicited from any interested party. Written comments or other written materials concerning the proposed change to the regulation must be received by the Department of Insurance no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday February 3, 2008, and should be addressed to Regulatory Specialist Mitchell G. Crane, Esquire, c/o Delaware Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904, or sent by fax to 302.739.2021 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.