Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

New Law: Insurance paperwork reduced

Published (7/15/2011)
By Nick Busse
Share on: 



A new law requires insurance companies to give or obtain property-casualty insurance notices in the form in which an application is made, whether electronically or in writing.

It also permits verbal authorization in lieu of signed authorization if an insurance company retains an electronic record of the verbal authorization. A company’s authorization from the customer to collect personal information must be in writing or in the same form as the application.

The bill also eliminates a requirement that an insurance appraiser be a Minnesota resident.

Rep. Joe Hoppe (R-Chaska) and Sen. Paul Gazelka (R-Brainerd) sponsor the law, which takes effect Aug. 1, 2011.

HF895*/ SF590/CH52

Session Weekly More...


Session Weekly Home



Related Stories


Minnesota Index: Doing business in Minnesota
Facts and statistics on Minnesota's business climate
(view full story) Published 2/17/2012

Jobs bill is brewing
Specialty brewers seek license to sell onsite beer
(view full story) Published 4/29/2011

Minnesota Index: Cheers!
Facts and statistics on the brewing industry in Minnesota
(view full story) Published 4/1/2011

Minnesota Index: Philanthropy and giving
Figures and statistics on philanthropy in Minnesota
(view full story) Published 1/28/2011