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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-422


Review Procedure Hearings under The Unfair Insurance Practices Act

[27 Pa.B. 1408]

   The following insureds have requested a hearing as authorized by section 8 of The Unfair Insurance Practices Act (40 P. S. § 1171.8) in connection with their company's termination of the insured's policies.

   The hearings will be held in the Capitol Associates Building, 901 North Seventh Street, Second Floor Hearing Room, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

   Appeal of Arms, David and Janet; file no. 96-121-09010; Boyertown Mutual Insurance Company; doc. no. P97-02-045; April 28, 1997, at 9 a.m.;

   Appeal of Seiple, Donald and Patsy, file no. 97-121-00096; Donegal Mutual Insurance Company, doc. no. P97-02-044; April 29, 1997, at 9 a.m.

   Both parties may appear with or without counsel and offer relevant testimony or evidence to support their respective positions. The representative of the company must bring relevant claims files and other necessary evidence. The insured must bring all documents, photographs, drawings, witnesses and the like necessary to substantiate the case. The hearing will be held in accordance with the requirements of 2 Pa.C.S. §§ 501--508 and 701--704 (relating to the Administrative Agency Law); section 8 of The Unfair Insurance Practices Act (40 P. S. § 1171.8) and the regulations set forth at 31 Pa. Code § 59.7(e) (relating to appeal procedures). Under 31 Pa. Code § 59.7(e)(5), procedural matters will be in conformance with 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to General Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure) unless specific exemption is given.

   After the hearing, the Insurance 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 is subject to judicial review by the Commonwealth Court.

   Persons with a disability who wish to attend the above-referenced administrative hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the hearing should contact Tracey Pontius, Agency Coordinator at (717) 787-4289.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-422. Filed for public inspection March 14, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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