State legislation

Bills enacted during the current session

60 records found

Arkansas
Medicaid Fraud, HB 1719

Strengthens criminal law penalties for Medicaid fraud, allows for restitution to those defrauded and permits recovery of prosecution expenses. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 4/11/19.

Arkansas
Telephone Solicitation, SB 514

Regulates robocalls and spoofing. Provides violators may be held criminally liable as a Class D felony.

California
Medical Treatment Financing, SB 639

Makes it unlawful for a medical services licensee, or any employee or agent of that licensee, to charge for treatment based upon any credit or loan, that is extended to the patient by a third party and that is arranged for, or established in, the medical licensee's office. Passed Senate on 5/20/19 and Assembly. Signed by governor on 10/12/19.

California
Auto Damage Repairs, AB 1538

Mandates on a property damage claim an insured has the right to select the body shop doing the repair, or to not have the vehicle repaired. The bill specifically exempts insurers from making payments on claims where fraud is suspected. Passed Assembly on 4/11/19 and Senate on 7/1/19. Signed by Governor on 7/30/19.

California
Vehicle Data Recorders, AB 1638

Expands the ability to secure a search warrant to download information from vehicle data recorders to investigate a public offense involving the motor vehicle resulting in death or serious bodily injury. Passed Assembly and Senate. Signed by Governor on 8/30/19.

California
Data Breaches, AB 1130

Revises the definition of personal information to add specified unique biometric data and tax identification numbers, passport numbers, military identification numbers, and unique identification numbers issued on a government document in addition to those for driver's licenses and state identification cards. Passed Assembly and Senate and signed by Governor on 10/11/19.

Delaware
Patient Brokering, SB 32

Prohibits patient brokers being paid a fee to place insured people in treatment centers. Passed Senate on 4/18/19 and House on 6/30/19. Signed by Governor on 8/14/19.

Florida
Assignment of Benefits, SB 122

Places limits on AOBs. Original draft of bill failed to advance. Passed Senate Rules Committee. Amended to substitute entire bill for HB 7065. Passed House and Senate and signed by Governor on 5/23/19.

Florida
Assignment of Benefits, HB 7065

Requires specific disclosures and rescission rights in AOBs. Provides right to conduct EUOs of assignees. Allows, with restrictions, policies to prohibit AOBs and changes how attorney fees may be recovered. Passed House on 4/11/19 to Senate where bill adopted as amendment in full to replace SB 122. Passed House & Senate. Signed by Governor on 5/23/19.

Georgia
Medicaid Rx Fraud, SB 121

Authorizes the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to access the prescription drug monitoring program data base. Passed Senate and House. Signed by governor on 5/7/19.

Georgia
Staged Accidents, HB 353

Makes it a felony crime for those participating in or making any claim arising from an intentionally staged motor-vehicle accident. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 4/25/19.

Indiana
Towing & Storage, HB 1183

Provides rules for emergency towing and for storage of vehicles. Guarantees rights of reasonable access for inspection and specifies payment policies. Passed by House and Senate and signed by Governor on 5/6/19.

Iowa
Assignments of Benefits, HB 417

AOB's may only list the contractor as a co-payee and must include an itemized list of all work, materials and fees, and the total cost. The AOB may be cancelled within 5 business days and the contractor may not represent the work will be covered by insurance. Enacted as SB 412.

Iowa
Assignment of Benefits, SB 412

AOB's may only list the contractor as a co-payee and must include an itemized list of all work, materials and fees, and the total cost. The AOB may be cancelled within 5 business days and the contractor may not represent the work will be covered by insurance. Passed Senate and House and signed by Governor on 5/1/19.

Kansas
Assignment of Benefits, SB 78

Provides a residential contractor may be named as a co-payee for benefits under a P&C policy. The contractor may not make assurances the claim will be covered by the policy. AOB's must contain required consumers warnings. The named insured has the right to cancel the assignment within five business days. Passed Senate and House and signed by Governor on 4/22/19.

Kansas
Insurance Fraud Penalties, HB 2177

Defines the "amount involved" in determining penalties for insurance fraud act violates and permits aggregating of claims to secure higher level violations. Passed House & Senate. Signed by Governor on 4/18/19.

Kentucky
Criminal Penalties, HB 151

Increases penalties and fines for acts of insurance fraud. Passed House and Senate and signed by the Governor on 3/26/19.

Kentucky
Telephone Solicitation, HB 84

Prohibits misleading caller identification information or misrepresenting the origin of the telephone solicitation. Imposes jail times of 90 days to 1 year and fines of $500-$5000.00 Passed House and Senate and signed Governor on 3/26/19.

Louisiana
Public Adjusters, SB 103

Creates the crime of unauthorized pubic adjusting. Violators would be subject to up to 2 years of imprisonment and a $1,000.00 fine. Passed Senate and House. Signed by Governor on 6/4/19.

Louisiana
Funding, SB 199

Extends the insurance fraud investigation unit within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections and the insurance fraud prevention act through July 2021. Passed Senate and House. Signed by Governor on 6/11/19.

Louisiana
Auto Damage Repairs, HB 411

Insurers may not recommend a particular repair service without informing the insured or claimant they are under no obligation to use the recommended repair service. Passed House on 5/14/19 and Senate of 6/1/19. Signed by Governor on 6/11/19.

Maine
Telephone Solicitation , SB 89

Makes it an unfair trade practice for a telemarketer to misrepresent the telemarketer's phone number and prohibits the use of prerecorded or artificial voices by telemarketers. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 5/30/19.

Maryland
Licensing, SB 29

Makes continuing education mandatory for producers holding insurance licenses and public adjusters. Passed by Assembly and Senate and signed by Governor on 4/18/19.

Michigan
PIP Reforms, SB 1

Seeks to reform the state PIP system, lower rates and prevent fraud through restrictions on common ownership and referrals between legal, medical and transportation services. Passed Senate and House. Signed by Governor on 5/30/19.

Michigan
Auto Insurance Reform , HB 4397

Revises the state PIP system, provides for auto insurance options to lower rates and establishes a statewide anti-fraud bureau with funding. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 6/11/19.

Montana
Restitution, HB 92

Updates interest rate awards on restitution orders and civil suits against those committing fraud. Passed House and Senate signed by Governor on 3/19/19.

Montana
Rescission , SB 240

Strengthens the ability to rescind a policy in situations involving fraud. Passed Senate and House. Signed by Governor on 5/7/19.

Nebraska
Counterfeit Airbags, LB 7

Prohibits the marketing and installation of counterfeit airbags. Signed by Governor into law on 3/7/19.

New Hampshire
Anti-Fraud Plans, SB 64

Modifies current fraud plan law to allow for commissioner to request a copy of the insurer's plan. Continues possible license suspension provision for failure to enact anti-fraud plans. Passed Senate on 3/21/19 and House on 6/5/19. Signed by Governor on 7/10/19.

New Hampshire
Forged Insurance Certificates, SB 250

Makes issuance of a fake or counterfeit certificate of insurance a felony offense. Bill requested by the DOI. Passed Senate and House. Signed by Governor on 7/19/19.

New Mexico
Surprise Billing, HB 207

Prohibits surprise and out-of-network billing by medical service providers who are not a part of a patient's service network. Companion bill to S.B. 337. Passed House on 2/28/19 to Senate. Companion bill SB 337 signed into law on 4/3/19.

New Mexico
Balanced Billing, SB 337

Prohibits surprise and out-of-network billing by medical service providers who are not a part of a patient's service network. Companion bill to H.B. 207. Passed House & Senate and signed by Governor on 4/3/19.

New York
Staged Accidents, AB 3985

Makes participating in a staged accident a felony crime with increased penalties if anyone is injured or killed in the accident. Passed the Assembly on 5/6/19 and Senate on 6/3/19. Signed Governor on 8/8/19.

North Carolina
Counterfeit Airbags, HB 546

Prohibits the import, manufacture, sale, offer of sale, installation, or reinstallation of counterfeit and nonfunctional airbags. Companion bill to SB 589. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 7/22/19.

North Carolina
Telephone Solicitation, HB 724

Prohibits the use of misleading telephone identification methods for telephone solicitations by voice or text. Passed by House and Senate and signed by governor on 8/1/19.

North Dakota
Criminal Penalties , SB 2077

Redefines insurance fraud criminal classifications for increased prosecution and sets statutes of limitations for charges. Passed Senate 1/9/19 and House on 3/11/19 and signed by Governor on 3/14/19.

North Dakota
Medicaid Fraud, SB 2347

Creates a Medicaid fraud control unit within the attorney general's office. Provides both criminal and civil penalties and recovery for actions involving Medicaid fraud. Passed Senate and House, signed by Governor on 4/8/19.

North Dakota
Public Adjuster Licensing, HB 1219

Mandates licensure and written contracts for public adjusters. Prohibits payment or reimbursement for insurance deductibles by third parties. Passed House & Senate, signed by Governor on 4/8/19.

North Dakota
Counterfeit Airbags, HB 1143

Prohibits the marketing and installation of counterfeit airbags. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 3/26/19.

Oklahoma
Workers Compensation , HB 2367

An employer or insurance carrier has the right to audit or question the reasonableness and necessity of medical treatment contained in a bill for treatment Limits payments for compound medications and prohibits physician dispensing directly. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 5/28/19.

Oklahoma
Adjuster Licensing, SB 1010

Any licensed adjuster or producer shall report to the Insurance Commissioner any administrative or criminal action taken against them in another jurisdiction or by another governmental agency in Oklahoma within thirty days of the final disposition of the matter. Passed Senate on 3/14/19 and House on 4/25/19. Signed by Governor on 5/2/19.

Rhode Island
Vehicle Inspections, SB 849

Requires actual physical inspection within 3 business days of vehicle damage exceeding $2,500 and 4 days for re-inspections. Investigation or adjustment may not be made solely on photos. Passed Senate on 6/13/19 and House on 6/20/19. Signed by Governor on 7/2/19.

Rhode Island
Automobile Damage Repairs, HB 6101

Mandates physical inspections within 3 days of notice for damaged vehicles with more than $2,500 of damage. Photos may not be used to conduct the appraisal. Passed House on 6/12/19 and Senate on 6/25/19. Signed by Governor on 7/2/19.

Tennessee
Out-of-Network Billing, HB 1342

Requires notice to an insured concerning the potential for out of network service and billing from physicians at least three days before the insured first receives services. Passed by House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 4/30/19.

Texas
Caller ID, HB 101

Creates a criminal offense for false caller identification information displays. Passed House on 4/2/19 and Senate on 5/22/19. Signed by Governor on 6/15/19.

Texas
Health Care, HB 2894

Makes the commission of health care fraud a felony crime. Identical bill to SB 1377. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 6/2/19.

Texas
Funding, HB 2816

Provides increased compensation funding for fraud investigators in the Texas DOI. Passed House on 5/7/19 and Senate on 5/22/19. Signed by Governor on 6/14/19.

Texas
Medicaid Fraud, HB 2004

In defined Medicaid fraud actions the case may be dismissed only if the court and the attorney general consent in writing to the dismissal and state their reasons for consenting. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 5/21/19.

Texas
Deductible Waivers, HB 2102

Prohibits promises to pay or cover a policy deductible under a property repair contract. Provides for consumer warnings in contracts and criminal penalties for violations. Passed House on 5/3/19 and Senate on 5/22/19. Signed by Governor on 6/14/19.

Utah
Fraudulent Acts, HB 55

Expands and increases the definition of fraudulent insurance acts. Prohibits licensure for insurance sales to those convicted of fraud. Passed House and Senate and signed by Governor on 3/25/19.

Vermont
Surprise Billing, SB 31

Prohibits surprise billing for emergency medical services provided out-of network and requires health insurers to maintain up-to-date provider network information on their websites. Passed Senate and House. Signed by Governor on 6/10/19.

Virginia
Counterfeit Airbags, HB 2143

Prohibits the sale or installation of counterfeit airbags. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 3/14/19.

Virginia
Fraud Disclosure, HB 2344

Authorizes the Commissioner to provide to insurers and anti-fraud organizations vehicle information, including the owner's name and address, descriptive data and title, registration, vehicle activity data, and driver information including name, license number and classification, date of birth, and address information for each driver under the age of 22 licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Passed House and Senate and signed by Governor on 3/18/19.

Virginia
Public Adjusters, SB 1415

Provides public adjusting includes soliciting an insured; expands the list of activities in which any person other than a licensed public adjuster is prohibited from engaging to include preparing, completing, or filing an insurance claim on behalf of an insured or acting on behalf of an insured in negotiating settlement of a claim. Passed Senate and House and signed by Governor on 3/19/19.

Virginia
Public Adjuster Licensing, SB 1222

Requires fingerprinting and federal background checks to be performed on all persons seeking a public adjuster's license. Licenses must be renewed every 2 years. Passed House & Senate. Signed by Governor on on 3/21/19.

Washington
Balanced Billing, HB 1065

Prohibits balanced and surprise billing for out-of-network services for care at in-network medical treatment centers. Passed House and Senate. Signed by Governor on 5/21/19.

Washington
Balanced Billing, SB 5031

Prohibits balanced and surprise billing for out-of-network services for care at in-network medical treatment centers. Passed House & Senate. Signed by Governor on 5/21/19.

West Virginia
Medicaid Fraud, HB 2867

Transfers the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to the Attorney General's office. Companion bill to SB 318 which passed and was signed by Governor.

West Virginia
Medicaid Fraud, SB 318

Transfers the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to the Attorney General's office. Companion bill to HB 2867. Passed Senate and House signed by Governor on 3/25/19.

Wyoming
Medicaid Fraud, SF 85

Establishes the Medicaid fraud control unit within the office of the attorney general; requires access to Medicaid records; creates criminal penalties relating to Medicaid fraud and authorizes exclusion or suspension of Medicaid providers committing fraud. Signed by governor on 2/26/19.