Connecticut Enacts Bill to Establish Disaster Claims Mediation Program

 Thursday, June 27, 2013

 Insurance Journal

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy last week signed a bill that would mandate the insurance department to set up a mediation program for claims disputes arising from catastrophic events. Any mediation costs would be borne by the insurers. The bill, H.B. 6549, was signed by the governor on June 21 and will take effect beginning Oct. 1, 2013. The bill states that the insurance department shall establish a mediation program for claims disputes for loss or damage to personal or real property that arises under a claimant’s (A) personal risk insurance policy other than a private passenger non-fleet automobile insurance policy, (B) condominium association master policy, or (C) unit owners’ association property insurance policy, as a result of a catastrophic event.
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