Insurers Step into the 21st Century with HB 175

If it’s passed by the State Senate, HB 175 will be another step towards modernizing insurance. It passed the House unanimously today.

 

Sponsored by the House Labor & Commerce Committee, HB 175 would mean insurers can provide documents to their customers by posting them on their websites.

 

Soldotna Representative Kurt Olson Chairs the Committee.  He explained that “current law requires insurers to mail or deliver policies,” and said the bill would “bring us into the 21st century and can bring instant online access to consumers.”

 

While HB 175 would give more access to customers, legislators were careful to see it would not allow insurers to post private information online, specifically the insurance declaration page.

 

HB 175 now moves to the Alaska Senate for consideration.

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