On March 25, 2014, Delaware’s House of Representatives passed HB 104 “An Act To Amend Title 18 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Certificates Of Insurance” by a vote of 38 to 0. The bill, which passed in the Senate on March 19th by a vote of 18 to 0, is on its way to the governor for consideration.
If enacted, the legislation would:
- prohibit a person from requesting the issuance of a certificate of insurance that does not accurately reflect the underlying policy;
- prohibit the issuance of a false or misleading certificate or one that purports to alter, amend, or extend the coverage provided by the insurance policy;
- prohibit the use of a certificate to warrant that a policy of insurance complies with the insurance or indemnification requirements of a contract; and
- enable the Department of Insurance to issue cease and desist orders and assess fines against parties that request false or misleading certificates.
To view a copy of the bill, click here.