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Notice of Regulation Hearing

to be held November 15, 2017

Contact: Reyn Norman, General Counsel

(334) 241-4119

9/22/2017

Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the offices of the Alabama Department of Insurance, 201 Monroe Street, Fifth Floor Conference Room, RSA Tower, Montgomery, Alabama, as follows: 

 

Adoption of new Section 2-1 of Insurance Regulation No. 151 [Rule 482-1-151-.02-1], which will set forth the lines of authority for which an Independent Adjuster may apply.  The new rule will become effective November 25, 2017.  (1 page)

 

Amendment to Section 3 of Insurance Regulation No. 151 [Rule 482-1-151-.03], which sets forth the requirements for the prelicensing course for Independent Adjusters.  The amendment merely clarifies there are four independent adjuster examinations:  (a) Property and Casualty, excluding Workers’ Compensation and Crop; (b) Workers’ Compensation; (c) Crop; and (d) Property and Casualty, including Workers’ Compensation and Crop.  The amendment will become effective November 25, 2017.  (2 pages)

 

Amendment to Section 6 of Insurance Regulation No. 151 [Rule 482-1-151-.06], which sets the requirements for the Independent Adjuster examinations.  The amendment adds the new examination exemption for individuals holding a certification from an approved prelicensing provider that the individual has passed an examination substantially similar to that required by the rule.  The amendment will become effective November 25, 2017.  (5 pages)

 

Amendment to Section 7 of Insurance Regulation No. 151 [Rule 482-1-151-.07], which sets the requirements for the Independent Adjuster license.  The amendment merely corrects a typographical error, changing a reference to “producer” to “independent adjuster.”  The amendment will become effective November 25, 2017.  (4 pages)

 

Amendment to Section 11 of Insurance Regulation No. 151 [Rule 482-1-151-.11], which sets the requirements for continuing education for Independent Adjusters.  The amendment adds the statutory exceptions to the continuing education requirement.  The amendment will become effective November 25, 2017.  (4 pages)

 

Amendments to Section 2 of Insurance Regulation No. 159 [Rule 482-1-159-.02], which sets the requirements for grants through the Strengthen Alabama Homes program.  The amendments make certain changes to the regulation consistent with current procedures being followed in the implementation of the program, and adds a specific provision allowing time periods when grant applications will be accepted.  The amendments will become effective November 25, 2017.  (4 pages)

 

Revisions to Insurance Regulation No. 161 [Chapter 482-1-161], which formally determined the operative date in this state of the Valuation Manual developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).  Section 3 [Rule 482-1-161-.03] is retitled to reflect the adoption of the 2017 Version, to include revisions made by the NAIC in 2016; while new Section 4 [Rule 482-1-161-.04] is added to adopt by reference the Valuation Manual as revised by the NAIC in 2017.  The revisions will become effective January 1, 2018.  (4 pages)

 

Adoption of Section 1 of State Fire Marshal Regulation No. 109 [Rule 482-2-109-.01], which adopts by reference the 2015 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code®, with exceptions.  The new rule will become effective January 1, 2018.  (1 page)

 

Adoption of new State Fire Marshal Regulation No. 110 [Chapter 482-2-110] to set forth the rules necessary to implement the provisions of Section 36-19-2.1, Code of Alabama 1975, regarding destructive device permits.  The new regulation will become effective November 25, 2017.  (7 pages).

 

Any person wishing to submit testimony at said hearing is requested to submit said testimony in writing by November 8, 2017, to the Alabama Department of Insurance, Attention:  Legal Division, Post Office Box 303351, Montgomery, Alabama  36130-3351.  Any written submission of testimony prior to the hearing will not preclude anyone from making an oral or written presentation at the hearing. 

 

A copy of the regulations may be obtained by written request to the Alabama Department of Insurance, Post Office Box 303351, Montgomery, Alabama  36130-3351.  The request must include payment of $1.00 per page and a self-addressed, postage paid return envelope.  A scanned copy may be obtained at no charge via electronic mail.  You may send an e-mail request to Raymond.Taylor@insurance.alabama.gov.