DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MATTHEW DENN hereby gives notice of proposed Department of Insurance Regulation 610 relating to the availability of private passenger automobile premium rate comparison data. The Commissioner proposes to promulgate Regulation 610 relating to Automobile Premium Consumer Comparison. The docket number for this proposed regulation is 280.
The proposed regulation would require automobile insurers to provide survey data to the Department of Insurance for the purposes of allowing consumers of private passenger non-fleet automobiles 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. §§311and 2501 et seq.
The text can also be viewed at the Delaware Insurance Commissioner’s website at: http://www.state.de.us/inscom/departments/documents/ProposedRegs/ProposedRegs.shtml.
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, August 2, 2006, 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.