State legislation

116 records found

Legislative scorecard:

32 bills enacted | 24 bills pending | 60 bills dead

Alabama
Roofing Contractor Licensing, SB 147, Bill status: Enacted

Requires licensing of roof contractors for any repair work costing more than $2,500.

Alaska
Workers Compensation Reforms, HB 79, Bill status: Enacted

Multiple revisions including 30 and 60 provisions to object to unnecessary or fraudulent treatment, restrictions on use of independent contractors and filing of reports on injuries and deaths.

Arizona
Patient Brokering, S 1451, Bill status: Enacted

Prohibits patient brokering, including by health insurers, for sober home treatment.

Arizona
Vehicle Towing , HB 2306, Bill status: Enacted

Addresses abuses of towing of vehicles. Places duties on tow companies, owners and insurers. Passed House on 2/22/18. Passed Senate on 4/5/18. House concurredand governor signed on 4/17/18.

California
Workers Comp Fraud Reporting, A 2046, Bill status: Enacted

Requires, rather than authorizes government agencies with information on workers' compensation insurance fraud to release on request. Passed Assembly on 5/29/18 and Senate on 8/29/18. Signed into law by Governor on September 23, 2018.

California
Patient Brokering, SB 1228, Bill status: Pending

Protections from treatment fraud and patient brokering while in recovery from opioid and other substance abuse. Passed Senate and Assembly. Sent to Governor.

California
Solicitation, SB 1156, Bill status: Pending

Seeks to prevent entities from signing up patients for insurance for the expressed purpose of over-billing for questionable treatment. Passed Senate and Assembly. Sent to Governor.

California
Workers compensation, AB 1697, Bill status: Dead

Creates a workers comp fraud unit in the workers comp division. Passed Assembly on May 30, 2018 and Senate on August 13, 2018. Vetoed by Governor on September 23, 2018.

California
Opioid Education & Addiction Prevention, SB 1109, Bill status: Enacted

Requires continuing education, warning labels and discussions with patients on risks. Also mandates youth athletic programs to distribute risk information annually. Passed Senate and Assembly. Signed by Governor on September 22, 2018.

Delaware
Increases Assessment for Anti-Fraud Efforts, HB303, Bill status: Enacted

Increases the annual funding from $750 to $950 per carrier for anti-fraud efforts. Passed House on 3/6/18 and Senate on 6/19/18. Signed by Governor on 7/23/18.

Florida
AOB Reform, HB7015, Bill status: Dead

Allows insurer and repair co. to have AOB with notice and limits on attorney fees.

Florida
AOB Reform , SB1168, Bill status: Dead

Prohibits insurers from using attorney fees and costs to justify a rate increase. Provides conditions for AOBs but mandates they may not be precluded in policy langauge.

Florida
Workers Comp Protection for Immigrants, SB1568, Bill status: Dead

Seeks to protect undocumented workers from being denied workers comp benefits.

Florida
Windshield Inspections, SB396, Bill status: Dead

Permits insurers to inspect windshield glass claims prior to repairs.

Florida
Assignment of benefits, SB 62, Bill status: Dead

Places restrictions on the use of assignment of benefits and requires rescission and notice provisions.

Georgia
Fraudulent Billing, HB 782, Bill status: Dead

A 'fraudulent insurance act' includes intent to defraud an insurer by submitting a bill for excessive or fraudulent drug testing in the treatment of pain, substance abuse, addiction, or any related disorder. Session adjourned with no action.

Georgia
Patient Brokering, S352, Bill status: Dead

Prohibits patient brokering and defines improper drug testing as insurance fraud. Session adjourned with no action.

Hawaii
Counterfeit Air Bag, SB2915, Bill status: Dead

Prohibits use of counterfeit air bags. Session adjourned with no action.

Illinois
Workers Compensation Reforms, S 2863, Bill status: Pending

Multiple workers compensation rate reforms but also includes mandatory funding for 8 fraud investigators.

Illinois
Workers compensation fraud, S 12, Bill status: Pending

Workers comp reform bill that includes strengthening of workers comp fraud law.

Illinois
False claims act, HB 1685, Bill status: Enacted

Amends the state's insurance false claims law by opening any funds recovered if AG refuses to take the case for crime prevention instead of just insurance fraud.

Illinois
Counterfeit Air Bags, SB 560, Bill status: Pending

Makes it a felony to install a counterfeit airbag in a vehicle. Current law is a misdemeanor. Content replaces a prior bill on drug control. Passed Senate on 4/26/18 and sent to House.

Illinois
Patient Brokering, HB 4949, Bill status: Enacted

Makes it an unlawful practice to engage in deceptive marketing, advertising, and promoting mental heath disorder and substance use disorder treatment. Signed by governor on 8/24/18.

Indiana
Motor Vehicle Repairs, SB 164, Bill status: Dead

Regulates motor vehicle repairs and prohibits certain activites and practices by insurers and repair facilities. Passsed Senate 1/30/18 Passed House 2/27/18 to Concurrence Committee which refused to accept amendmetns. Session adjourned.

Iowa
Workers Compensation Fraud, S 2305, Bill status: Dead

Addresses penalties for workers comp fraud and creates a WC fraud bureau division. Session adjourned and bill failed.

Iowa
Funding, SF 2416, Bill status: Enacted

State appropriation includes funding for 2 full-time equivalent positions for the fraud bureau for one prosecuting attorney and one special investigator. Passed House on 5/2/18 and Senate of 5/4/18. Signed by Governor on 6/1/18.

Iowa
Workers Comp Fraud, SSB 3217, Bill status: Dead

Amends workers comp fraud reporting to 60 days from knowledge and sets forth provisions for payment of fines. Session adjourned and bill failed.

Iowa
Workers Comp Fraud Funding, S 2410, Bill status: Dead

State appropriation funding which includes $200K for investigation of workers comp fraud. Bill withdrawn on 5/1/18.

Iowa
Workers Comp Fraud Bureau, SSB3165, Bill status: Dead

Establishes a workers' compensation fraud unit within the insurance fraud bureau. Session adjourned and bill failed.

Iowa
Restitution, HF 2238, Bill status: Enacted

Allows insurers to seek criminal restitution if they are the victim of insurance fraud.

Kentucky
Insurance Crime Penalties, HB 323, Bill status: Enacted

Increases criminal penalties; provides restitution for insurers and abandons need for convicition for civil recovery.

Kentucky
PIP Medical Payments , SB 121, Bill status: Dead

Clarifies medical procedures covered by PIP and sets payment limits tied to the KY Worker's Comp fee schedules or if none the reasonable and customary costs for services. Passed Senate on 3/5/18 on 21-16 vote. Sent to House which failed to act. Session Adjourned.

Kentucky
Increased Criminal Fraud Penalties, H.B. 126, Bill status: Dead

Would increase criminal penalties for crimes including insurance fraud. Companion bill was amended and enacted. This bill failed when the session ended.

Louisiana
Insurance Fraud Authority , SB 153, Bill status: Enacted

Extends funding to July 1, 2020 for the Sledge Jeansonne Louisiana Insurance Fraud Prevention Act. Passed Senate on 4/10/18 and House on 5/3/18. Signed by Governor on 5/15/18.

Louisiana
Policy Rescission , SB 554, Bill status: Enacted

Office of Group Benefits may retroactively cancel health or life insurance coverage of an enrollee or dependents if the enrollee engages commits fraud, or an intentional misrepresentation of material fact and bars from eligibility for coverage. Passed Senate on 4/24/18 and House on 5/17/18. Signed by Governor on 6/1/18.

Louisiana
PBM Regulation & Disclosure, SB 283, Bill status: Enacted

Provides for state DOI licensure of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), requires annual reporting and disclosure provisions. Passed Sentate on 4/4/18, passed House on 5/10/18 and signed by Governor on 5/20/18.

Maryland
Juvenile Life Insurance, HB 27, Bill status: Enacted

Companion bill to SB 168. Authorizes life insurers to refuse insurance on a minor in certain circumstances. Passsed House & Senate and signed by the Governor on 5/8/18.

Maryland
Workers Compensation Fraud, HB 1499, Bill status: Enacted

Requires governmental self-insureds to report suspected insurance fraud. Cross-filed with SB 575; Passed House on 3/15/18 Passed Senate on 3/30/18. Seigned by Governor on 5/8/18.

Maryland
Juvenile Life Insurance , SB 168, Bill status: Enacted

Places limits and reporting requirements on juvenile life insurance policies. Companion to HB 27 which passed the House and Senate and signed by the Governor on 5/8/18.

Maryland
Antifraud Plan Requirements , SB 59, Bill status: Enacted

Antifraud plans must only be filed by insurers who deliver policies or certificates in MD

Maryland
Fraud Reporting, SB 575, Bill status: Dead

Requires governmental self-insureds to report suspected insurance fraud. Cross filed with HB 1499. Passed Senate on 3/6/18 and House on 4/6/18. Vetoed by Governor on 5/25/18 as being duplicative.

Massachusetts
License Plate Readers , S 2299, Bill status: Dead

Limits when license plate reader data may be used but permits use for insurance fraud investigation. Session officially ended 7/31/18 with no action.

Massachusetts
Counterfeit airbag, H 1803, Bill status: Dead

Makes it a crime to knowingly market or use a phony airbag in a repair of an auto. Companion bill to HB 4051 which is the primary bill. Session officially ended 7/31/18 with no action.

Massachusetts
Counterfeit Air Bag, H 4051, Bill status: Dead

Prohibits use of counterfeit airbags. Companion bill to HB 1803. Passed House on 4/30/18 and sent to Senate. Session officially ended 7/31/18 with no action.

Michigan
Fraud Authority, H 4715, Bill status: Pending

Creates an auto fraud prevention authority to fund investigations and prosecutions of auto fraud.

Michigan
Fraud Authority, H 5013, Bill status: Dead

PIP reform bill that includes the creation of auto fraud authority. Failed in House Committee.

Michigan
Automobile fraud authority, H 4488, Bill status: Pending

Creates an automobile fraud prevention authority.

Michigan
Automobile Insurance Fraud Authority, SB 1014, Bill status: Pending

Makes modifications but does not eliminate the current PIP system. Creates an independent Automobile Insurance Fraud Authority funded by assessments and run by a board composed of insurers, state officials and one general public representative. Passed Senate on 6/7/18. Sent to House.

Minnesota
Insurance Coverage and Fraud, SB 3060, Bill status: Dead

Persons convicted or pleading guilty to insurance fraud or employing runners, or convicted or pleading guilty to federal or state law criminalizing fraud related to no-fault automobile insurance, may not enforce contracts for payment of services. Session adjourned.

Minnesota
Insurance Coverage and Fraud, HB 3409, Bill status: Dead

Persons convicted or pleading guilty to insurance fraud or employing runners or convicted or pleading guilty to federal or state fraud related to no-fault automobile insurance may not enforce a contract for payment of services. Session adjourned.

Minnesota
Insurance Coverage and Fraud, HB 3567, Bill status: Dead

Persons convicted or pleading guilty to insurance fraud or employing runners or convicted or pleading guilty to federal or state fraud related to no-fault automobile insurance may not enforce a contract for payment of services. Session adjourned.

Minnesota
Facial Recognition Technology, HB 4022, Bill status: Dead

Requires use of facial recognition technology for drivers licenses and state ID's to (1) ensure no individual is issued multiple licenses or identification cards, (2) prevent identification fraud, and (3) expedite application processing times. Session adjourned.

Minnesota
Civil penalties, SF 1344, Bill status: Dead

Gives fraud unit the ability to serve search warrants and reimburse insurers from civil penalties for the cost of investigation.

Mississippi
WC Fraud Reporting Immunity, HB 44, Bill status: Dead

Grants immunity for WC fraud reporting to state DOI, state/federal law enforcment or any agency charged with investigating fraud.

Mississippi
Immunity , HB1221, Bill status: Dead

Prohibits civil liability for reporting and sharing of informaiton on insurance fraud.

Mississippi
Fraud Reporting Immunity, SB2527, Bill status: Enacted

Prohibits civil liability for the reporting of suspected insurance fraud.

Missouri
Roofing Contractor Registration, S.B. 790, Bill status: Dead

Mandates DOI registration, $1M insurance and list reg # on all bids and contracts. Session adjourned with no action.

Missouri
Roofing Contractor Registration, HB 2028, Bill status: Dead

Mandates DOI registration, insurance and list reg # on all bids and contracts. Session adjourned with no action.

Missouri
Roofing Contractor Fraud, HB2107, Bill status: Dead

Strengthens requirements for roofing contractor registration and requires registraiton # disclosure. Session adjourned with no action.

Nebraska
Counterfeit Airbags, LB690, Bill status: Dead

Adopt the Counterfeit Airbag Prevention Act. Session adjourned and bill failed.

Nebraska
Public Adjuster Licensing, L 743, Bill status: Enacted

Adopts the Public Adjusters Licensing Act.

New Hampshire
Surveilance Activity, HB 1627, Bill status: Pending

Establishes penalties for transmitting images or sounds of an individual on private property without consent, or potentially to engage in surveillance of another without consent

New Hampshire
Balanced Billing, HB 1809, Bill status: Enacted

Phobits balanced billing under managed care law for out-of-network providers at in-network facilities. Passed House on 3/6/18 and Senate on 5/3/18. Signed by Governor on 7/2/18.

New Hampshire
Position of Insurance Fraud Director, S 470, Bill status: Enacted

Creates the position of Insurance Fraud Director. Passed the Senate on 2/15/18 and House on 4/12/18. Signed by Governor on 5/30/18.

New Hampshire
Air Ambulance Billing, H 1782, Bill status: Enacted

Establishes a committee to study insurance payments to air ambulance providers. Passed House on 3/6/18 and Sentate on 4/19/18. Signed by Governor on 5/25/18.

New Jersey
Deductible & Co-Pay Waivers are Insurance Fraud, A.B. 468, Bill status: Pending

A waiver, rebate or payment of an insured's deductible or co-pay would be a violation of the state insurance fraud statute.

New Jersey
Insurance Fraud Act Violations, A2092, Bill status: Pending

Violation of New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act results in loss of motor vehicle liability insurance coverage; innocent persons may claim UM/UIM.

New Jersey
Access to Crash Reports, A 3651, Bill status: Pending

Restricts access to traffic accident reports until 80 days afer the accident.

New Jersey
Insurance Crime Website, A.B. 1678, Bill status: Pending

Requires the Department of Banking & Insurance to publish on a website those convicted of insurance crimes.

New Jersey
White Collar Crime Registry, A.B. 315, Bill status: Pending

Creates a registery of those convicted for white collar crimes including insurance fraud.

New Jersey
RICO, A.B. 182, Bill status: Pending

Includes workers comp fraud above $25K as part of the state RICO law

New Jersey
Access to Crash Reports, A2337, Bill status: Pending

Restricts access to crash reports

New Jersey
Access to Crash Reports, S815, Bill status: Pending

Restricts access to traffic crash reports

New Jersey
Insurance Fraud Act Violations, S 1732, Bill status: Pending

Violation of New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act results in loss of motor vehicle liability insurance coverage; innocent persons may claim UM/UIM.

New Jersey
Pain Clinic Licensure, S 2735, Bill status: Pending

Requires licensure of pain clinics and reporting on prescribing practices.

New Jersey
Withholding of Identifcation, A4283, Bill status: Pending

Establishes penalty for withholding identification to hinder apprehension or prosecution.

New Jersey
Expands immunity for fraud reporting., S2970, Bill status: Pending

Broadens scope of information sharing and civil immunity for reporting of insurance fraud.

New Mexico
Auto Fraud Prevention Authority, HB173, Bill status: Enacted

Creates an auto fraud prevention authority within the DOI.

New York
Auto misrepresentation, A 7782, Bill status: Dead

Gives the superintendent the authority to investigate incidences of lying where an auto is actually garaged.

New York
Auto misrepresentation, S 5970, Bill status: Dead

Gives the superintendent the authority to investigate incidences of lying where an auto is actually garaged.

New York
Patient Brokering, S 6544, Bill status: Dead

Prohibits deceptive acts and brokering of patients for rehabilition treatments.Passed Senate on 6/14/2017. Returned from Assembly to Senate on 1/3/2018.

New York
Workers compensation , A 86, Bill status: Dead

Increases audits of employers to check for accurate workers comp coverage. Knowingly under reporting payroll would be considered an insurance fraud.

New York
Anti-runner, S 424, Bill status: Dead

Sets criminal penalties to act or hire a runner to commit a staged crash. Passed Senate on 6/19/17. Sent to Assembly.

New York
Health care fraud, S 1101, Bill status: Dead

Allows for insurer to sanction provider if fraud is alleged in a claim.

New York
Health care fraud, A 3115, Bill status: Dead

Allows for insurer to sanction provider if fraud is alleged in a claim.

New York
Auto Rate evasion, A 2288, Bill status: Dead

Makes claiming a vehicle is garaged in another state to avoid NY premiums a 4th degree felony. Companion bill to S8363.

New York
Insurance fraud rewards, A 2551, Bill status: Dead

Gives superintendent authority to give rewards for the reporting of suspected insurance fraud.

New York
Automobile insurance fraud, S 2802, Bill status: Dead

Allows insurer to assert fraud even if the claim was not denied within 30 days of receipt of the claim.

New York
Roofing contractors, A 3246A, Bill status: Dead

Sets consumer protection from shady roofing contractors. Passed Assembly on 6/8/17 and again on 3/19/18. Recalled from Senate on 5/22/18 and Amended on Assembly floor. Passed Assembly on 6/4/18. Sent to Senate.

New York
Roofing contractors, S 3897A, Bill status: Dead

Sets consumer protection from shady roofing contractors.

New York
Auto Rate Evasion, S 8363, Bill status: Dead

Makes claiming a vehicle is garaged in another state to avoid NY premiums a 4th degree felony. Companion bill to A2288.

New York
Staged Automobile Crashes, S 421, Bill status: Dead

Makes it a crime to be involved in a staged motor vehicle accident incuding a felony if a person is injured. Passed Senate on 5/14/18.

New York
Staged Motor Vehicle Accidents, A 5074, Bill status: Dead

Makes it a Class D felony to stage a motor vehcile accident with intent to defraud.Bill has not moved forward since introduction.

North Carolina
Contractors, H 816, Bill status: Pending

Consumer protection from shady contractors. Gives protections to cancel contract etc.

Ohio
Roofing contractor, S 115, Bill status: Pending

Adds protections for consumers to cancel roofing contracts. Also requires roofers to register to do business in the state.

Oklahoma
Workers Compensation Reform, HB 3277, Bill status: Dead

Multiple workers comp reforms including allowing insurers to audit or question reasonableness of fees and limits compound creams and meds. Bill passed House on 3/15/18 sent to the Senate where it died.

Pennsylvania
Workers compensation, H 18, Bill status: Dead

Workers comp bill that includes provision on compound creams

Pennsylvania
Workers compensation, S 936, Bill status: Dead

Workers comp bill that includes provision on compound creams. Passed Senate 2/5/18 Reconsidered by House passed 4/16/18. Governor veoted on 4/27/18.

Pennsylvania
Elder Fraud, HB 2579, Bill status: Pending

Amends the Older Adults Protective Services Act; provides immunity for financial advisors who report fraud, a private fraud cause of action and for financial crimes including recovery of attorney fees and punitive damages.

Rhode Island
Counterfeit Air Bag Act, HB 7125, Bill status: Enacted

Model Air Bag Act. Passed House on 6/7/18. Passed Senate on 6/19/18. Signed by Governor on 6/25/18.

South Carolina
Grand jury, H 3422, Bill status: Dead

Attorney general's bill that expands the use of statewide grand juries to enhance insurance fraud prosecutions.

South Carolina
Insurance fraud bureau, H 3410, Bill status: Dead

Doubles the minimum appropriation to fund the AG's insurance fraud unit.

South Carolina
Grand Jury, S 267, Bill status: Dead

Attorney general's bill that expands the use of statewide grand juries to enhance insurance fraud prosecutions.

South Carolina
Insurance Fraud Bureau, S 269, Bill status: Dead

Doubles the minimum appropriation to fund the AG's insurance fraud unit.

South Carolina
Data Security for Insurers, HB 4655, Bill status: Enacted

Requires insurers to have a written data security prorgram to safeguard consumers and to investigate cybersecurity events leading to unathorized access or misuse of data. Passed House on 2/7/18, Senate on 4/18/18 and signed by Governor on 5/3/18.

Tennessee
Counterfeit Air Bags, S2583, Bill status: Enacted

Increases penalties for use of counterfeit airbags

Tennessee
Patient Brokering, HB 2068, Bill status: Enacted

Provides criminal penalties for patient brokering and referral payments related to drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatement. Passed House on 4/5/18, Senate on 4/19/18 and signed by Governor on 5/3/18.

Tennessee
Counterfeit Air Bag, HB1597, Bill status: Dead

Enhances penalities for use of counterfeit air bags. Companion bill to S2583 which passed rendering this bill moot.

Utah
Patient Brokering , HB 14, Bill status: Enacted

Prohibts patient brokering for substance abuse and disorder treatment. Passed House on 2/2/18 and Senate on 3/2/18 and signed by Governor on 3/20/18.

Utah
Patient Brokering, S 222, Bill status: Enacted

Prohibits renumeration or brokering for referral or testing regarding substance abuse treatment.

Virginia
Reporting & Immunity Public Adjuster Fraud, H.B. 1239, Bill status: Dead

Requires insurers who believe a public adjuster has violated any law to report.

Virginia
Expands Civil Remedies For Insurance Fraud, SB517, Bill status: Dead

Broadly increases the ability to bring actions for insuance fraud and related civil remedies.

Virginia
Fraud Prosecutor Funding, SB30, Bill status: Dead

State budget bill which would authorize the spenidng of funds for dedicated fraud prosecutors. Session adjourned and bill failed.

Virginia
Fraud Prosecutor Funding, HB30, Bill status: Dead

State budget bill would provide funding for dedicated fraud prosecutors. Session adjourned and bill failed.

Washington
Examination under oath, H 1326, Bill status: Dead

Sets time limits for an insurer to conduct an EUO

West Virginia
Solicitation , SB 273, Bill status: Enacted

Prohibits doctors from soliciting patients, either personally or by an agent, through the use of fraud, intimidation, or undue influence;