Liability

CMS’s expected release of its “future medicals” (LMSA) proposals delayed until February 2020

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has issued an updated notice   indicating that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expected release of its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)...

Liability Medicare Set Asides – Bracing for the Storm

For years, the Liability Medicare Set-Aside (LMSA) issue has been the source of much debate and frustration for liability claims payers. To date, there remain lingering questions on several fronts and the Centers for...

Release of proposed “future medicals” rules will be delayed

New notice pushes back release date to October and makes other changes The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) much anticipated release of proposed rules to address “future medicals” in relation to...

Mississippi revises proof-of-coverage requirements

This Mississippi Legislature voted to revise the penalties for the crime of failure to have proof of liability insurance coverage.

Michigan allows electronic proof of auto insurance liability coverage

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation authorizing the electronic delivery of certain notices and documents relating to insurance policies, including auto insurance ID cards.

Decrease in uninsured drivers—Minnesota

Minnesota The Duluth News Tribune reported a decrease in the number of uninsured drivers in Minnesota. State records show the number of people charged with not carrying auto insurance has dropped by one-third in the...

West Virginia Online Verification System (WVOLV)

West Virginia “The WV Division of Motor Vehicles (WVDMV) is establishing an online insurance verification program (WVOLV) to be used by law enforcement, the judicial system, and DMV,” the division stated on its websit...

Alaska Insurance Verification System (AKIVS)

Alaska Alaska Statute 28.22.031 generally calls for the Alaska Division of Insurance’s development and implementation of a system for automobile liability insurance reporting (ALIR). The state chose MV Solutions to...

Reference Guide to Florida Verifications

When a crash occurs in Florida, the state sends an FR1/FR100 “Liability” Sanction Verification to the auto insurance carriers of the motorists involved in the incident. Florida advised carriers to confirm coverage for crash verifications if a motorist’s insurance policy meets the state’s minimum liability requirements, even if the VIN is registered in another state.

Oklahoma Plate Scanners

Oklahoma has contracted with the vendor Gatso USA to scan (using cameras) motorists’ license plates to determine whether auto insurance coverage is in place. The plates will be matched against the state’s verification system. If the vehicle is found to be uninsured, the owner will be mailed a citation with a penalty of $184. Motorists who pay the fine will not have a charge of driving without insurance on their permanent record.