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Connecticut Issues Letter on Returning Soldiers in Response to PIA Call

The Connecticut Insurance Department is the latest to issue a letter to automobile insurers informing them that they should not deny reinstatement, refuse to write,...
June 15, 2004

The Connecticut Insurance Department is the latest to issue a letter to automobile insurers informing them that they should not deny reinstatement, refuse to write, or raise premium rates for members of the Armed Forces returning from active duty. The CT DOI's statement notes that the letter was issued "at the urging of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)," and that "other states have taken similar measures." Connecticut is the latest state to act in response to PIA's call for all state DOIs to issue statements that say there should be no denials of auto insurance coverage or rate increases for soldiers returning from active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan based upon a lack of continuous coverage.  PIA National Executive Vice President and CEO Len Brevik applauded the action by Connecticut, along with North Dakota, Washington, Iowa, and Missouri Governor Bob Holden. Brevik said PIA's campaign to obtain continuous coverage waivers for returning U.S. soldiers will continue.

Auto Insurers Urged To Avoid Penalizing Military Personnel (Hartford CT Courant 6/9/04, subscription) 

CT Says Returning Soldiers Can't be Denied (New York Newsday 6/8/04) 

State Says Returning Soldiers Can't be Denied (Stamford (CT) Advocate 6/8/04) 

Connecticut Issues Reminder on Insurance Policies for Military (Insurance Journal 6/11/04)

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