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Brooke Kelley-Hunt

Phone:

847-553-3671

Email:

Brooke.kelley-hunt@pciaa.net

 

 

FOR RELEASE ON RECEIPT

April 1, 2014

PCI Urges Governor Deal to Sign E-Commerce Bill

ATLANTA-The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to sign legislation enabling insurers to conduct all policyholder transactions over the internet. The bill also will allow consumers to view their policy documents and information online instead of receiving it through the mail. 

House Bill 645 passed both the Georgia Senate and House with unanimous support prior to the close of the 2014 legislative session.  Governor Deal has 40 days to act on legislative measures.

“If Governor Deal signs this bill, consumers in Georgia will be able to view their insurance information via e-mail or online,” said regional manager Oyango Snell. “PCI worked with lawmakers, the Department of Insurance, independent agents, and other industry partners to advance this legislation for consumers. This simply will now give consumers the choice to do business electronically. There’s no question we live in a world where nearly everything is online, and giving consumers the option to review or renew their policies via the internet offers them another way to do business efficiently and cost-effectively. However, if consumers wish to continue receiving their policies through the mail, they can choose to do so. We just want to give them options. ”

There are currently 18 states (Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia) that allow electronic delivery of documents and notices.

PCI is composed of more than 1,000 member companies, representing the broadest cross-section of insurers of any national trade association. PCI members write over $195 billion in annual premium, 39 percent of the nation’s property casualty insurance. Member companies write 46 percent of the U.S. automobile insurance market, 32 percent of the homeowners market, 37 percent of the commercial property and liability market, and 41 percent of the private workers compensation market.

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