Maine LD 621: An Act To Improve Access to Insurance Coverage for Persons for Whom English Is a Second Language

LD 621 (subjects: INSURANCE PRACTICES , RIGHTS OF INSUREDS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=621&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Anne Haskell of Cumberland: (D – District 28) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 Senate Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Whittemore of Somerset REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/1/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Improve Access to Insurance Coverage for Persons for Whom English Is a Second Language

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 24-A MRSA 2412, sub- 9 is enacted to read:

9. Foreign language policies. A policy and any explanatory or advertising material related to a policy may be provided in a language other than English. In the event of a dispute or complaint regarding the policy or explanatory or advertising material, the English language version of the policy or explanatory or advertising material controls the resolution of the dispute or complaint.

summary

This bill permits insurance companies and producers to provide insurance policies and any explanatory or advertising material in a language other than English. This bill provides that, in the event of a dispute or complaint regarding the policy or explanatory or advertising material, the English language version of the policy or explanatory or advertising material controls the resolution of the dispute or complaint.

Patterns of Support

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