Ct Insurance Department Expands Public Access To Insurance Company Documents

Launches new online access to carrier filings

 Ct Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi today announced that the Department has launched an online site for more convenient access to the rate and form documents that insurance companies file with the Department.

“With the technology we live with now and use each and every day it makes sense to provide another online public tool for information-gathering,” Commissioner Leonardi said. “The Department has been committed to transparency and has many public regulatory documents easily accessible through our Web site.”

The Department developed the new site by working with the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing or SERFF, the primary interface developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that insurance companies use for their regulatory filings.

Connecticut filings from health insurance carriers and property casualty companies are both available through the site at no cost. Previously public access of these filings was through a dedicated database computer at the Department in Hartford.

While more than 30 states require the insurance companies to use the SERFF system for product, form and rate filings, Connecticut is one of 15 states to date that provide the online access to it.  In the past, the public were required to come to the Department to view/print such filings.

To access the new online tool visit the Department Web site and click on the Form Filings link on the right side of the Web page. Users can then choose a search for either health or property casualty filings.

Public access Connecticut to health insurance rate filings, enforcement actions, financial examination of companies and complaint data is already available through the Department’s Web site. Consumers can also can access Insurance Department information, such as consumer complaints and financial reports, through the Connecticut Open Data portal, an initiative created by Governor Malloy’s Executive Order No. 39.

About the Connecticut Insurance Department

The mission of the Connecticut Insurance Department is to protect consumers through regulation of the industry, outreach, education and advocacy. The Department recovers an average of $4 million yearly on behalf of consumers and regulates the industry by ensuring carriers adhere to state insurance laws and regulations and are financially solvent to pay claims. The Department’s annual budget is funded through assessments from the insurance industry. Each year, the Department returns an average of $100 million a year to the state General Fund in license fees, premium taxes, fines and other revenue sources to support various state programs, including childhood immunization.

For help with all your insurance issues:

  • Ask a question or file a complaint online
  • Call the Consumer Helpline at 800-203-3447 or 860-297-3900.
  • Sign up for e-alerts to get the latest news, warnings and rate changes that may affect your premium
  • Download consumer FAQs on health, homeowner and auto coverage
  • Use the Department’s Speakers Bureau for public events.
  • Visit our Web site and follow the Department on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube

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