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The DC Code: § 31-2707 Information to be furnished to insured or Commissioner; grievance procedure.

Index31 Insurance and Securities. (Refs & Annos)
a
Every rating organization and every company which makes its own rates shall, within a reasonable time after receiving written request therefor and upon payment of such reasonable charge as it may make, furnish to any insured affected by a rate made by it, or to the authorized representative of such insured, all pertinent information as to such rate.
b
Every rating organization and every company which makes its own rates shall provide within the District reasonable means whereby any person aggrieved by the application of its rating system may be heard, in person or by his authorized representative, on his written request to revise the manner in which such rating system has been applied in connection with the insurance afforded him. If the rating organization or company fails to grant or reject such request within 30 days after it is made, the applicant may proceed in the same manner as if his application had been rejected. Any party affected by the action of such rating organization or such company on such request may, within 30 days after written notice of such action, appeal to the Commissioner, who, after a hearing held upon not less than 10 days written notice to the appellant and to such rating organization or company, may affirm or reverse such action.
c
No company, agent, broker, or rating organization may willfully withhold required information from or give false or misleading information to the Commissioner.
d
No company, agent, or broker shall fail to furnish to an insured any policy or comparable evidence of insurance to which the insured is entitled.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 35-1707. 1973 Ed., § 35-1507. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-268, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2701. Miscellaneous Notes Department of Insurance abolished: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 31-2701. DC CODE § 31-2707 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 20, 1948, 62 Stat. 246, ch. 324, § 7; May 21, 1997, D.C. Law 11-268, § 10(t), 44 DCR 1730.)