Insurance  

 

HB 1076   Thyer Prohibits insurance carriers for parties liable for damages from conditioning settlement of a judgment upon issuing its check jointly to the injured party and a medical provider or the injured party's insurance company.
Bill History: 02-24-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 269 )
HB 1181   Bond Creates regulation of and procedures for recovery by health insurers of payments made to health care providers; limits the time for recoupment of payment to twelve months after the payment, except in cases of fraud.
Bill History: 03-02-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 422 )
HB 1198   Matayo Limits recovery for losses of property insured by two or more insurers to the amount recoverable under the policy with the highest stated value.
Bill History: 02-15-05 H Amendment 1 adopted (Matayo)
HB 1209   Thomason Requires sellers of health care-related cash discount cards to disclose that the cards are not insurance and to provide consumers a 45-day in which to rescind the contract.
Bill History: 03-16-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 875 )
HB 1253   Thompson Requires underinsured motorist coverage to be at least equal to limits prescribed under ACA 27-19-605 (currently $25,000/$50,000/$25,000).
Bill History: 03-08-05 S Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce
HB 1315   Green Prohibits the use of credit information in underwriting, rating, or setting premiums for automobile insurance policies.
Bill History: 04-07-05 S Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce
HB 1491   Ormond Requires for-profit passenger excursion trains to maintain liability insurance coverage of not less than $10 million; limits liability of excursion train operators and the railroad over whose tracks the train operates to $10 million per incident.
Bill History: 02-18-05 H Meeting set for 9:00 AM - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 1781   Berry
Altes
Prohibits casualty insurers from cancelling coverage, increasing premium, or assigning a negative risk rating to an insured based on accident or injury where the insured was innocent of any negligent or intentional act causing the accident.
Bill History: 03-24-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1194 )
HB 1896   Hutchinson, J. Requires the Insurance Commissioner to review organizations offering self-insured insurance programs to cities, counties, and school boards.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Withdrawn from further consideration
HB 1922   Evans, D. Requires small employer health insurance purchasing group contracts to contain a provision which keeps the contract effective for a minimum of 36 months.
Bill History: 04-04-05 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amende...H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 1956   Hutchinson, T. Prohibits insurance contracts that include a debt cancellation agreement in which a lender agrees for consideration to waive collection of a debt upon the happening of fortuitous events.
Bill History: 04-07-05 H Recalled from the Senate
HB 2015   Key
Faris
Amends the Patient Protection Acts of 1995 and 2005, limiting civil penalties for violation to attorney's fees and costs, specifically prohibiting the award of damages.
Bill History: 03-18-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 960 )
HB 2074   Pate Requires vehicle insurance companies to provide proof-of-insurance cards to policy holders each two months; creates Class A misdemeanor offense to present proof of insurance coverage that is not in effect.
Bill History: 03-09-05 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 2075   Thomason Makes numerous changes to the Insurance Code; creates policyholder's bill of rights; authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to order persons violating any provision of the code to make restitution to affected persons; more.
Bill History: 03-30-05 H Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 2126   Harrelson Requiring all policies or contracts of liability to contain provisions that the insolvency or bankruptcy of the insured shall not release the insurer from the payment of damages or injuries.
Bill History: 03-09-05 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 2536   Thomason Amends the motor vehicle liability insurance requirement to specify that no provision in a policy that excludes liability coverage for the named vehicle is enforceable until the minimum required coverage is provided.
Bill History: 04-07-05 H Meeting set for 9:30 AM - Room 428 H-Public Transportation
HB 2584   Childers Requires home inspectors to carry errors and omissions insurance in an amount no less than $250,000.
Bill History: 03-31-05 H Defeated (Vote: N: 37/Y: 43)
HB 2618   Smith, L.
Madison
Creates the Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act, requiring health insurance plans providing prescription drug coverage include benefits for prescription contraceptive drugs or devices.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 2639   Stovall Transfers the portion of the State Insurance Department relating to the collection and distribution of insurance premium taxes to the Finance and Administration Department by a Type 2 transfer.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Meeting set for 8:30 AM - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 2642   Stovall Credits the general revenue portion of the proceeds from insurance premium taxes to the Medicaid Program Trust Fund.
Bill History: 04-08-05 S Placed on the Senate calendar
HB 2647   Jackson Relates to insurance policies, premium taxes, and other insurance matters. '
Bill History: 04-07-05 H Meeting set for 9:30 AM - Room 151 H-Revenue and Taxation
HB 2652   Jackson Relates to policies concerning insurance policies, insurance premium taxes, and other taxes and insurance matters.
Bill History: 03-17-05 H Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 151 H-Revenue and Taxation
HB 2656   Ledbetter Provides that the Environmental Quality Department has the right of subrogation to insurance held by underground storage tank operators or owners.
Bill History: 04-05-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1679 )
HB 2678   Cowling
Jeffress, J.
Creates the Arkansas Title Insurance and Escrow Agents' Recovery Fund Act concerning recovery for persons injured by actions of title insurers, title insurance companies and agents, and escrow companies and agents.
Bill History: 04-04-05 H Meeting set for UPON ADJOURNMENT - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
HB 2781   Elliott
Steele
Creates the Colorectal Cancer Act of 2005, addressing, screening and awareness, health care insurance coverage, etc.; creating Oversight Committee, Advisory Board, and Research Program.
Bill History: 04-08-05 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Health, Welfare and Labor
HB 2834   Pate Establishes a fine of $25 for failure to present proof if insurance at the time of a traffic stop when requested by a law enforcement officer.
Bill History: 04-08-05 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Public Transportation
HB 2900   Maloch Relates to retaliatory credit under Insurance Law.
Bill History: 04-07-05 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
HB 2912   Matayo Relates to proof of automobile liability insurance requirements.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Meeting set for 8:30 AM - Room 149 H-Insurance and Commerce
SB 43   Faris Prohibits health insurers from discriminating against any health care provider who is located within the geographic coverage area of the health benefit plan and is willing to meet the terms established by the insurer.
Bill History: 03-02-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 490 )
SB 44   Faris Provides for enforcement of the Patient Protection Act of 2005 (SB 43) that requires insurers to work with any care provider in the area covered by the plan, including Medicare and Medicaid; requires the Attorney General to defend the Act.
Bill History: 03-02-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 491 )
SB 66   Hendren Requires the Finance and Administration Dept. to perform a monthly comparison of database information to determine which registered vehicles have been uninsured for three consecutive months, notify, and/or revoke registrations.
Bill History: 04-06-05 S Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 309 S-Public Transportation
SB 228   Brown Requires the annual report of insurance companies to the Commissioner to cover all personal lines of insurance; adds specifications of the information required to be disclosed in the report.
Bill History: 03-28-05 S Amendment 1 adopted (Brown)
SB 233   Johnson, B.
Stovall
Amends numerous provisions of the Insurance Code, creating a Policyholder's Bill of Rights, repealing and replacing the Long Term Care Insurance Act, etc.
Bill History: 04-05-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1697 )
SB 236   Altes Requires insurers to provide ten days written notice of the terms upon which the insurer intends to settle a claim in which the amount is contested and the insured requests the notice.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Placed on the House calendar
SB 368   Altes
Matayo
Revises Workers' Compensation premium tax collection procedures, requires casualty insurance carriers to have accident prevention services, and requires the Workers Comp Commission to report premium tax collections by March 30.
Bill History: 03-02-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 505 )
SB 369   Altes
Matayo
Revises the Arkansas Insurance Code to make technical corrections, conform to federal laws, and to make various changes regarding the duties and responsibilities of the Insurance Commissioner.
Bill History: 03-02-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 506 )
SB 390   Smith, T. Provides owners of boats are not strictly liable to renters or leasees of he boats for injury or damage caused by negligent operation of the boat by the renter or lessee; liability to be determined by on the basis of comparable fault.
Bill History: 03-22-05 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1156 )
SB 1100   Smith, T. Relates to establishing the Arkansas Small Group Reinsurance Pool.
Bill History: 03-17-05 S Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce
SB 1138   Johnson, B. Relates to amending the Insurance Code.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
SB 1144   Higginbothom Exempts a group that has been in operation 60 months and can demonstrate a combined net worth exceeding $50,000,000 from Workers' Compensation Commission requirements for filing initial membership financial reports.
Bill History: 03-17-05 S Meeting set for 10:00 AM - Room 171 S-Insurance and Commerce
SB 1145   Critcher Prohibits health insurance carriers from closing particular policy types unless existing contract holders are permitted to purchase from another policy type and the experience of the closed block is merged with all blocks of business.
Bill History: 04-08-05 H Placed on the House calendar

 

 

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