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Important Message About Informational Letters

The Informational Letters below represent the Insurance Commissioner’s current policy positions on various insurance-related topics. Please be advised that the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner no longer delivers Informational Letters by U.S. Mail. If you wish to receive these Letters, you must maintain a correct e-mail address by notifying Janice Hemmelgarn at Janice.Hemmelgarn@wvinsurance.gov. If you have a question concerning an Informational Letter, please e-mail your question to Informational.Letters@wvinsurance.gov or call (304) 558-0401.

 

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Informational Letters Index
NumberDescriptionCommentPDFWord
#6Excessive Charges By Agents 
#10Valued Policy LawSee W.Va. Code § 33-17-9
#15West Virginia Administrative Regulation Of Credit Life And Credit Accident And Sickness Insurance 
#25Brief Summary Of Significant Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1984 Regular Session Of The WV Legislature1984 Legislative Summary
#32Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance - Statute 
#33Brief Summary Of Significant Insurance Enacted During The 1985 Regular Session Of The WV Legislature1985 Legislative Summary
#38Brief Summary Of Significant Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1986 Regular Session And First Extraordinary Session Of The WV Legislature1986 Legislative Summary
#39Cancellation Or Nonrenewal Of Automobile Liability Or Physical Damage Insurance PoliciesAmends Informational Letter #35
#40Approval Of Rate Filings - Consent To Rate Fee has changed to $25.00
#42Brief Summary Of Significant Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1987 Regular Session Of The West Virginia Legislature.1987 Legislative Summary
#43Mass Marketed Life And Health Insurance Filing Abstracts 
#43 SupSenate Bill No. 487 -- Disclosure Information Concerning Mass Marketed Life And Health Insurance Filing Abstracts 
#45BDisapproval Of Policies By Lienholders Due To Lack Of A.M. Best Rating, §33-11-5(b)(2) Of The West Virginia Code 
#48Guidelines For Video-Cassette Commercials 
#49Complaints And Inquiries Concerning Agents Of The Insurer 
#50Federal Liability Risk Retention Act Of 1986 
#52Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1988 Session Of The WV Legislature1988 Legislative Summary  
#52 ErrataErrataLegislative Action  
#57Filing Requirements For Insurers Providing Accident And Sickness Coverage, Group & Individual, In West VirginiaUse caution on exemptions
#61§3903(d)(2) Of The Federal Risk Retention Act Of 1986, Requiring Purchasing Groups To Give Notice To State Insurance Commissioners 
#65Significant Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1989 Regular Session Of The WV Legislature1989 Legislative Summary
#70Brief Summary Of Significant Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1990 Regular Session Of The West Virginia Legislature1990 Legislative Summary
#73Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) And Craniomandibular Disorder (CMD) Regulation 
#77Significant Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1991 Regular Session Of The Legislature1991 Legislative Summary
#80Brief Summary Of Significant Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1992 Regular Session Of The West Virginia Legislature.1992 Legislative Summary
#86Summary Of 1993 Legislation1993 Legislative Summary
#87Summary Of 1993 Legislative Rules1993 Rules Summary
#90Release Of Records For Medicaid Recipients 
#91Summary Of 1994 Legislation1994 Legislative Summary
#92Summary Of 1995 Legislation1995 Legislative Summary; numbered incorrectly
#94-B1996 Legislative Information Pertaining To Replacement Of Life Insurance And Low Value Life Insurance Policies 
#95Treatment Of Assessment Payments 
#96Summary Of 1996 Legislation1996 Legislative Summary
#97Automotive Crash Parts 
#98Significant 1996 HMO Statutory Changes1996 Legislative Summary regarding Health Maintenance Organizations
#99HMO Provider Billing 
#100AAnnual Grievance Report and Written Plans of Action Regarding ComplaintsSupersedes Informational Letter #100
#101APunitive Damages Exclusions In Personal Lines Liability Insurance Policies 
#102Insurance For Diabetics 
#104Summary of Significant Insurance Legislation Enacted During The 1997 Regular Session Of The West Virginia Legislature1997 Legislative Summary
#105Revised Resident Agent Licensing ApplicationForms are current
#106Election Of Individual Guaranteed Issue Policies Under The Federal Fallback Provisions Of The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act Of 1996 And West Virginia Code §33-15-2b 
#107CanadaNon-ResidentInter-Province Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Power Of Attorney And UndertakingContact information is accessible at www.ccir-ccrra.org
#109-ASolicitation of medicare supplement policies to persons eligible by reason of age -- time frame for obtaining medicare supplement application, 
#110Brief summary of significant insurance legislation enacted during the 1998 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature1998 Legislative Summary
#112Health Maintenance Organization Renewal Application ChecklistMileage standards are applicable; Form is outdated
#113Triple X (Senate Bill 214) 
#114Summary of Legislation Enacted During the 1999 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature1999 Legislative Summary
#115Adjustment of Total Loss Auto Claims 
#116Aids Testing/Reporting Requirements 
#118Summary of Legislation Enacted During the 2000 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature2000 Legislative Summary
#119-BArbitration and Appraisal Provisions - HomeownersSupersedes Informational Letter #119-A
#121Follow-up to Informational Letters #120 and #120-A-Revised Forms and Explanation of Procedure for "Making Available" UM and UIM coverage to Insureds.Amended by Informational Letter #121-A; See Informational Letter #135B
#121-AClarification of Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage Offers 
#123Official Used Car GuidesRelates to 115, 127, 143
#124Codification of Statutory Accounting Principles 
#126Premium Tax Credit for Investment in West Virginia Securities (House Bill 4303)Revised forms January 2002
#127Official Used Car GuidesRelates to 115, 123, 143
#128Summary of Legislation Enacted During the 2001 Regular Session of the West Virginia Legislature2001 Legislative Summary
#130UM/UIM Excess Form 
#131Excess Lines Brokers - Insurance Tax Procedures Act (ITPA) 
#132Risk Retention Groups-Insurance Tax Procedures Act (ITPA) 
#133All Insurers - Insurance Tax Procedures Act (ITPA) 
#134All HMO's - Patient Bill of Rights 
#135BElectronic Transaction of Insurance  
#138Executive Order Blocking Property & Prohibiting Transactions with Persons who Permit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism 
#140Family Member Exclusions 
#141Summary of 2002 Legislation2002 Legislative Summary
#142BCredit Scoring for Personal Lines 
#143Revisions - Official Used Car GuidesRelates to 115, 123, 127
#144Foreign licensed fraternal, life and accident and health, property and casualty, risk retention groups, title and reciprocal insurance companies 
#145Summary of 2003 Legislation2003 Legislative Summary
#146Mental Health Parity 
#147Summary of 2004 Legislation 2004 Legislative Summary
#148Reunderwriting Policies of Property Insurance 
#149Complaint Record 
#150Implementation of Nonrenewal Method Elected by Insurer under West Virginia Code Section 33-6A-4b 
#151Interpretation of Exception to Licensure Requirement for Adjusters Under 114-25-3.2 
#152Summary of 2005 Legislation 
#153Clarification of "Notation of Consumer Costs Savings" Requirement 
#154Mandatory Reporting of Insurance Fraud and Designation of Company Fraud Contact 
#155Appointment requirements for producers acting on behalf of an insurance company 
#156Summary of 2006 Legislation 
#157Dependents' Death Benefit Claim under W. Va. Code § 23-4-10 
#158Summary of 2007 Legislation 
#159Summary of 2008 Legislation 
#160West Virginia Workers' Compensation Legislative Changes - HB 4636 
#161Procedures to Follow for Coverage Issues 
#162Procedures for Calculating Workers' Compensation Benefits Based on Average Weekly Wage  
#162AProcedures for Calculating Workers' Compensation Benefits Based on Average Weekly WageUpdated Informational Letter #162 
#163Mandatory Use of SERFF and EFT for Submitting Rate and Form Filings 
#164Limitations on Reopenings Imposed by WV Code §23-4-16 
#165Definition of "Governmental Bodies" as used in WV Code §23-2C-15(b) 
#166Licensure of PBMs as TPAs  
#167Workers' Compensation Non-Awarded Partial ("NAP") Benefits 
#168Extended election period for COBRA coverage pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
#168AExtended election period for COBRA coverage pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009Revised Informational Letter #168 
#169Summary of 2009 Legislation  
#170Funeral or Cemetery Expenses pursuant to W. Va. Code §23-4-4(a)  
#171Debt Cancellation Contracts and Debt Suspension Agreements  
#172Record Retention Requirement 
#173Alternative Payment Methods for Benefit Awards 
#174Summary of 2010 Legislation2010 Legislative Summary 
#176Workers' Compensation Dependents' Death Benefits - Notices to Dependents Under W. Va. Code §23-4-10(f)  
#177Processing of Occupational Pneumoconiosis Claims  
#178AUse of Retained Asset AccountsEffective July 11, 2011. Supersedes Informational Letter 178. 
#179Summary of 2011 Legislation2011 Legislative Summary 
#180West Virginia FAIR Plan and the Voluntary Market  
#181AAmended Summary of 2012 Legislation2012 Legislative Summary 
#182Guidance on the Implementation of the West Virginia Long-Term Care Partnership Program  
#183West Virginia Workers' Compensation Regulatory Surcharge Change  
#184"Habilitative Benefit" Category of Essential Health Benefits  
#185Infertility Services - Minimum Benefits  
#186Providing Essential Health Benefits in West Virginia  
#187Summary of 2013 Legislation2013 Legislative Summary 
#188Summary of 2014 Legislation2014 Legislative Summary 
#189Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act, Notice of Necessary Delay Letter(s) and W.Va. Code of State Rules §§114-14-1, et seq.  
#190W. Va. Code of St. R. 114-95 - Utilization Review & Benefit Determination; W. Va. Code of St. R. 114-96 - Health Plan Issuer Internal Grievance Procedure; W. Va. Code of St. R. 114-97 - External Review of Issuers' Adverse Health Insurance Determination  
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