Liability

CMS Retains $750 “Low Dollar” Threshold for 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its low dollar recovery threshold for 2019 via an alert dated November 15, 2018. CMS is generally required to publish an annual low...

CMS Updates its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual – New Changes Encourage Part D Collection and Recovery

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has amended its Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual (Part D Manual) to add, in part, stronger language regarding Medicare Part D sponsors’...

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.

CMS Hosts Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP) Webinar

On August 16, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar focusing on its Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (MSPRP). The MSPRP is CMS’ web-based application...

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 b...

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...

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 chos...

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.