Mich. Admin. Code R. 500.1510 - Complaint-resolution process; right to director's review and determination; review of written materials; meeting

Current through Vol. 22-05, April 1, 2022

Rule 10.

(1) If a person has reason to believe an insurer or producer has improperly denied him or her automobile insurance or home insurance or has charged an incorrect premium for that insurance and a private informal managerial-level conference fails to resolve the dispute because the person disagrees with the insurer's proposed resolution following the conference or the insurer did not provide a private informal managerial-level conference and proposed resolution within 30 days after the date of the person's request, the person has a right to submit a complaint to the director and for a review and determination to resolve the dispute.
(2) The person making the complaint shall submit the complaint and request for the director's review and determination in a form and manner approved by the director within 120 days after the date the insurer mails or provides the information required under R 500.1509 or within 120 days after the expiration of the 30-day period that the insurer has to provide a proposed resolution to the person making the complaint if no proposed resolution is provided during that 30-day period.
(3) The person making the complaint is entitled to a review of the dispute by the director either through a review of written materials or, upon the person's written request, through a meeting, subject to subrule (4) of this rule. A request for a meeting must be made at the same time the person submits the complaint and request for the director's review and determination.
(4) A meeting requested pursuant to subrule (3) of this rule, may, as permitted by the director, be held by telephone, video teleconference or other substantially similar electronic means, or if requested by the person making the complaint, in-person. A request for an in-person meeting must be made at the same time the person submits the complaint and request for the director's review and determination. Any meeting under this subrule must include the director or his or her designee, the person making the complaint or his or her designated representative, and a supervisory or higher level representative of the insurer authorized to act on behalf of the insurer. If an in-person meeting is held, the insurer's authorized representative may participate through telephone or video teleconference or other substantially similar electronic means. The director shall conduct any meeting under this subrule in a manner that allows the person making the complaint and insurer to present relevant facts, records, dates, times, and names to substantiate their respective positions regarding the dispute.

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Mich. Admin. Code R. 500.1510
1981 AACS; 2021 MR 6, Eff. 3/24/2021

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