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2016-2017 DOI Rulemaking Activity

The following describes rulemaking activity for submission before the Legislative Session 2017.

Rules Pertaining to Producers Handling of Fiduciary Funds - Docket Number 18.01.10

The existing rule is amended concerning bail to provide deposit rules for cash collateral similar to that of other funds that insurance producers receive from clients, namely, to treat cash collateral as fiduciary funds.

Date Rulemaking Status Text
March 29, 2017 Pending rule adopted as final and effective Text of Final Rule
November 2, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Adoption of Pending Rule Text of Pending Rule
September 7, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Proposed Rule Text of Proposed Rule
July 6, 2016 Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules - Negotiated Rulemaking Text of Draft Rule

Restrictions on Discretionary Clauses in Health Insurance Contracts - Docket Number 18.01.29

The Department of Insurance has withdrawn rulemaking Docket No. 18-0129-1601.

Rule to Implement the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information - Docket Number 18.01.48

This rule confers a benefit upon insurers and producers (licensees of the DOI) by providing language relieving them from having to send their customers an annual privacy notice where they comply with other requirements concerning any disclosure of personally identifiable financial information and only in situations where the licensee's practices and policies regarding disclosure have not changed since the last notice sent to their customer. The rule also confers a benefit upon consumers relieving them from receiving duplicative annual notices, such that only new or changed notices will be received.

Date Rulemaking Status Text
March 29, 2017 Pending rule adopted as final and effective Text of Final Rule
December 7, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Adoption of Pending Rule Text of Pending Rule
October 5, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Temporary and Proposed Rule Text of Temporary and Proposed Rule

Adoption of the International Fire Code - Docket Number 18.01.50

The existing rule is amended to adopt the 2015 International Fire Code to match the anticipated adoption of the 2015 International Building Code by the Division of Building Safety.

Date Rulemaking Status Text
March 29, 2017 Pending rule adopted as final and effective Text of Final Rule
November 2, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Adoption of Pending Rule Text of Pending Rule
September 7, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Proposed Rule Text of Proposed Rule
July 6, 2016 Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules - Negotiated Rulemaking Text of Draft Rule

Rule to Implement the NAIC Medicare Supplement Insurance Minimum Standards Model Act - Docket Number 18.01.54

  • The existing rule is amended to require all Medicare Supplement (aka Medigap) carriers to offer coverage to pre-65 Medicare eligible individuals; clarifies the requirement to account for interest in projections; requires experience and rate increases to be pooled among all plans offered by a company; and clarifies rating/underwriting factors that can be used and when (e.g. smoking and pre-65).
Date Rulemaking Status Text
March 29, 2017 Pending rule adopted as final and effective Text of Final Rule
November 2, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Adoption of Pending Rule Text of Pending Rule
September 7, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Proposed Rule Text of Proposed Rule
July 6, 2016 Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules - Negotiated Rulemaking Text of Draft Rule

Rebates and Illegal Inducements to Obtaining Title Insurance Business Rules - Docket Number 18.01.56

This rule concerns rebates and illegal inducements in title insurance and provides limits on what items of value may be provided to producers of title business. Changes in technology have increased efficiencies of operations for title agents such that items of value can be produced much more quickly, easily, and therefore inexpensively. Additionally, some of the limitations in the rule have not been changed in many years. The rulemaking made the following changes:
  • Subsection 012.02 (Listing Packages) – permits photos to be included in allowed materials if no additional charge is required; paper delivery would have commensurate charge.
  • Subsection 012.03 (Additional Information That May Be Provided) – permits last deed of record.
  • Subsection 013.01 (Advertisement) – eliminated the quarterly publication requirement; amended to permit advertising in annual trade association publications.
  • Subsection 014.01 (Self-Promotional Items) – increased amount spent on self-promotion items from $10 to $25/item and from $50 to $200/year in cumulative value.
  • Subsection 014.03 (Educational Programs) – increased the expenditure from $10 to $20 per person. Also changed “solely regarding title and escrow.” The intent is to expand the programs which may be offered while maintaining the integrity of the topics as being “related” to title and escrow.
  • Section 017 (Escrow Closing Charges and Premium Rates) – removed the reference to Section 41-2706, Idaho Code, which is improper following a legislative change in 2011.
  • Date Rulemaking Status Text
    March 29, 2017 Pending rule adopted as final Text of Final Rule
    December 7, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Adoption of Pending Rule Text of Pending Rule
    October 5, 2016 Notice of Rulemaking - Proposed Rule Text of Proposed Rule
    August 3, 2016 Notice of Intent to Promulgate Rules - Negotiated Rulemaking Text of Draft Rule



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