Review Procedure Hearings under the Unfair Insurance Practices Act
[40 Pa.B. 7449]
[Saturday, December 25, 2010]
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 companies' termination of the insureds' homeowners 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 office in Philadelphia, PA. Failure by an appellant to appear at a scheduled hearing may result in dismissal with prejudice.
The following hearings will be held in the Philadelphia Regional Office, Fairmount Hearing Room, 801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Appeal of Juanita Cochran-Boone; file no. 10-216-92282; State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company; Doc. No. PH10-09-009; January 20, 2011, 2 p.m.
Appeal of Lynn Costello; file no. 10-216-95384; Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company; Doc. No. PH10-12-012; January 20, 2011, 11 a.m.
Appeal of Walter Groch; file no. 10-216-94121; State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Company; Doc. No. PH10-11-008; January 20, 2011, 1 p.m.
Appeal of Elizabeth and Kevin Souder; file no. 10-214-94217; Erie Insurance Exchange; Doc. No. PH10-11-009; January 20, 2011, 10 a.m.
Parties 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 (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 previously-referenced administrative hearing and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the hearing should contact Donna R. Fleischauer, Human Resources Director, (717) 705-4194.
ROBERT L. PRATTER,
Acting Insurance Commissioner
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2480. Filed for public inspection December 23, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]
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