Action, legislation, and investigations into “patriot penalties” Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro responded strongly to a Consumer Federation of America report that Delaware service members may return home from deployment to increased auto insurance premiums, calling the practice completely unacceptable and issuing a formal bulletin to insurance companies about the illegality of this practice in […]
Captives reduce taxpayer burden Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced data showing a strong year of captive insurance formations in Delaware, with 56 licenses provided in 2019, outpacing previous years. “The success of Delaware’s captive insurance program is reflective of the hard work of Delaware’s captive staff in applying firm but fair regulations and finding innovative […]
Workplace Safety Program saves $7.6 million for participants The Delaware Department of Insurance has analyzed new filings from the state’s top writers of workers’ compensation insurance after announcing the third consecutive year of decreased rates in November. The top writers represent nearly 10,000 companies that hold policies within the state. Policyholders of these companies will […]
Consumers won nearly 90% of arbitration cases in 2019 The Delaware Department of Insurance announced that its arbitration services program earned residents $839,466 in awards during 2019. Considering overlap from the previous year, 354 settlements occurred, and 144 cases were heard. Residents prevailed in about 90% of all cases. In total, the Department opened 502 […]
The Delaware Department of Insurance made great strides in fraud detection and response during 2019. Throughout the year, 6 criminal arrests that included 21 charges were recommended from the Department’s Fraud Prevention Bureau to the Department of Justice, and 16 civil cases were brought forward resulting in more than $21,000 in fines. The Bureau received 551 referral cases in 2019.