Connecticut introduces new auto insurance verification systemBy Lacy Berthold | November 19, 2014
The Connecticut Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will implement the new Connecticut Insurance Verification System (CTIVS) in 2015. MV Solutions is developing the system, which will allow the state to identify insurance policy cancellations and verify insurance at registration renewal. Connecticut law enforcement will also use the data.
CTIVS will require an online verification service as well as a book of business (BOB) file. Both online verifications and BOB files will use the Insurance Industry Committee on Motor Vehicle Administration (IICMVA) model. The state will require insurers to provide private passenger and commercial lines when they submit their BOB files. Online verification will be optional for commercial carriers.
Small insurers will be required to fulfill only the BOB submission and will not need to host a web service. The state will enable small companies to upload their BOB files through a website rather than an FTP process.
The CTIVS implementation timeline:
- By December 19, 2014 — CTIVS Insurance Company Reporting Guide for insurers becomes available.
- By January 30, 2015 — Insurers register on the CTIVS website.
- By April 24, 2015 — Insurers initiate the CTIVS testing process.
- By June 19, 2015 — Insurers begin using CTIVS.