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Insurance Commissioner Study Insurance Market

Concerning a study of the market for property and casualty insurance policies issued to certain entities in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2024 Regular Session
Bill Summary

The act requires the commissioner of insurance (commissioner) to conduct a study concerning the market for property and casualty insurance policies issued by insurers to:

  • Unit owners' associations (associations) of common interest communities; and
  • Owners of hotels and lodging facilities (owners).

To the extent practicable, the study must include consideration of:

  • Current market conditions, including certain data;
  • Recommendations regarding potential measures and programs to ensure the long-term sustainability and availability of property and casualty insurance policies issued to associations and owners;
  • Whether any captive insurance companies have been formed by an association or an owner; and
  • Whether the formation of a captive insurance company by an association or an owner could impact current market conditions.

The commissioner may contract with a third party to conduct the study. The commissioner and any third party must engage with and seek input from insurers, consumer groups, and other interested parties.

As part of the study, the commissioner may collect specific data from insurers. Information submitted by an insurer is subject to public inspection only to the extent allowed under the "Colorado Open Records Act". The division of insurance and any third-party contractor may not disclose trade secrets or confidential or proprietary information.

The commissioner must prepare a report summarizing the results of the study and, on or before January 1, 2026, submit the report to the joint budget committee, to the business affairs and labor committee of the house of representatives, and to the business, labor, and technology committee of the senate.

For the 2024-25 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $329,863 from the division of insurance cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies for use by the division of insurance. Of this amount, any amount up to $300,000 not expended prior to July 1, 2025, is further appropriated to the division for the 2025-26 state fiscal year for the same purpose.

APPROVED by Governor May 31, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details