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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-1957


Review Procedure Hearings under the Unfair Insurance Practices Act

[30 Pa.B. 5899]

   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 the termination of the insured's residential or personal coverage. The hearing will be held in accordance with the requirements of the Act, 1 Pa. Code Part II (relating to Administrative Rules of Practice and Procedure) and 31 Pa. Code Ch. 56 (relating to Special Rules of Administrative Practice and Procedure).

   These administrative hearings will be held in the Insurance Department Offices in Harrisburg or Philadelphia, PA. Failure by the appellant to appear at the scheduled hearing may result in dismissal with prejudice.

   The following hearing will be held at the Administrative Hearings Office, Capitol Associates Building, Room 200, 901 North 7th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

   Appeal of Anna Gorbaty; file no. 00-265-03828; State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.; doc. no. PH00-10-027; November 30, 2000, at 1:30 p.m.

   The following hearing will be held at the Philadelphia Regional Office, Room 1701 State Office Building, 1400 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

   Appeal of Leo Restifo; file no. 00-280-03570; Travelers Insurance Company; doc. no. PH00-10-016; December 15, 2000, at 2:30 p.m.

   Each party may appear with or without counsel and offer relevant testimony and/or other relevant 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.

   Following the hearing and receipt of the stenographic transcript, 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 may be 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) 787-4298.

Insurance Commissioner

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1957. Filed for public inspection November 10, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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