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NAIC Passes Workers' Comp Privacy Notice Requirement

The NAIC membership adopted an amendment to the 2000 NAIC Privacy of Consumer Financial and Health Information Model Regulation which requires workers' compensation insurers to...
December 16, 2002

The NAIC membership adopted an amendment to the 2000 NAIC Privacy of Consumer Financial and Health Information Model Regulation which requires workers' compensation insurers to send privacy notices to the employers they cover, or injured workers who file claims.

This amendment was actively opposed by industry, including PIA, because the original privacy model applies only to personal lines writers, not commercial writers. (Workers' comp writers had the option of sending privacy notices to policyholders). Approximately 37 states have already adopted some form of privacy regulations or legislation.  The NAIC- approved amendment will become effective only in those states that adopt the amendment.

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