Given recent updates on COVID-19 in Georgia and the need to protect both our employees and the public, the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner will temporarily NO LONGER be accepting walk-in appointments to our office from consumers. Instead, please call our Consumer Services Division at 404-656-2070, or toll free at 1-800-656-2298 for help with any insurance or safety fire-related issues. Our phone lines are open from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday.
On March 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., in the Training Room of the Department of Insurance, 9th floor, West Tower, Floyd Building, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334, the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner will hold a public hearing on three proposed changes to the Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Insurance Department. Click here to view the proposed regulations.On November 25, 2019, the Administrative Procedure Division of the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner held a public hearing on the adoption of a number of proposed changes to the Rules and Regulations of the Department.
The following updates to the Georgia State Fire Code and the Department’s Administrative Hearing Procedures were adopted and went into effect on January 1, 2020:
120-2-2 Practice and Procedure
120-2-3-.24 Procedures for Registering Staff Adjusters
120-2-23-.19 Extraordinary Dividends and Other Distributions
120-2-105 Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure
120-3-3 State Minimum Fire Safety Standards
120-3-10 Explosives and Blasting Agents
120-3-11 Flammable and Combustible Liquids
120-3-12 The Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia
120-3-13 Welding Gases
120-3-14 Natural Gas Systems
120-3-16 Liquified Petroleum Gases
120-3-17 Liquified Natural Gas and Compressed Natural Gas
120-3-22 Fireworks Manufacturing and Fireworks or Pyrotechnics Displays
On April 19, 2019, Centene Corporation filed a Form A statement with the Georgia Department of Insurance. This filing is required in conjunction with the proposed acquisition of control of WellCare Health Plans Inc., by Centene Corporation. WellCare Health Plans Inc. is the ultimate controlling party of the Georgia domestic insurer, WellCare of Georgia, Inc., a health maintenance organization. The Commissioner must either approve or disapprove the proposed transaction based upon the standards set forth in O.C.G.A. § 33-13-3(d)(1).
On September 27, 2019, the Georgia Department of Insurance and Commissioner John F. King released the Final Order and Consent Order approving the proposed acquisition.Insurance Company Complaint Statistics data are now on our website:
Make sure to check out this tool before shopping for a new auto, life, health, or homeowners insurance company!
For Complaint Statistics – click here.
Attention: Elevator Recall:
Waupaca Elevator has issue a safety recall bulletin for residential elevators installed in Georgia between 1979 and 2008. Please click here for more information.
Hundreds of Georgia consumers have reaped the benefits of Insurance Commissioner John F. King and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator during the locator’s first year. The free consumer tool has matched 3128 Georgia beneficiaries with lost or misplaced life insurance policies or annuities returning $40,798,883 in unclaimed money to those consumers.
To begin your search for unclaimed life insurance or annuities benefits click here.
Commissioner John F. King
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