Review Procedure Hearings; Cancellation or Refusal of Insurance
[34 Pa.B. 537]
The following insureds have requested a hearing as authorized by the act of June 17, 1998 (P. L. 464, No. 68), in connection with the termination of the insureds' automobile policies. The hearings will be held in accordance with the requirements of the act; 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure); and 31 Pa. Code §§ 56.1--56.3 (relating to Special Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure). The administrative hearings will be held in the Insurance Department's regional offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA. Failure by an appellant to appear at a scheduled hearing may result in dismissal with prejudice.
The following hearing will be held in the Philadelphia Regional Office, Room 1701 State Office Building, 1400 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
Appeal of Leonard and Heather Harper; file no. 03-407-91203; Liberty Mutual Insurance Group; doc. no. PH03-12-032; March 4, 2004, 12:30 p.m.
The following hearings will be held in the Pittsburgh Regional Office, Room 304 State Office Building, 300 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Appeal of Richard A. Mercurio, M.D.; file no. 03-407-92131; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company; doc. no. E03-12-037; April 8, 2004, 9 a.m.
Appeal of Pamela N. Betts; file no. 03-303-72489; Erie Insurance Exchange; doc. no. PI03-12-036; April 8, 2004, 10:30 a.m.
Appeal of Mladen Bosnjak; file no. 03-308-72787; State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company; doc. no. PI03-12-034; April 8, 2004, 1 p.m.
Parties may appear with or without counsel and offer relevant testimony or evidence. Each party must bring documents, photographs, drawings, claims files, witnesses, and the like, necessary to support the party's case. A party intending to offer documents or photographs into evidence shall bring enough copies for the record and for each opposing party.
In some cases, the Insurance Commissioner (Commissioner) may order that the company reimburse an insured for the higher cost of replacement insurance coverage obtained while the appeal is pending. Reimbursement is available only when the insured is successful on appeal, and may not be ordered in all instances. If an insured wishes to seek reimbursement for the higher cost of replacement insurance, the insured must produce documentation at the hearing which will allow comparison of coverages and costs between the original policy and the replacement policy.
Following the hearing and receipt of the stenographic transcript, the Commissioner will issue a written order resolving the factual issues presented at the hearing and stating what remedial action, if any, is required. The Commissioner's Order will be sent to those persons participating in the hearing or their designated representatives. The Order of the Commissioner may be subject to judicial review by the Commonwealth Court.
Persons with a disability who wish to attend an administrative hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the hearing should contact Tracey Pontius, Agency Coordinator, (717) 787-4298.
M. DIANE KOKEN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-158. Filed for public inspection January 23, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]
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