Consumer insurance council - recreation - membership - meetings - expense reimbursement - sunset review. The act recreates and reenacts the consumer insurance council and its duties and responsibilities, as they existed prior to the repeal of the council on July 1, 2018, with the following modifications:
- The council's authority to issue annual consumers' choice awards to health insurers is not reenacted;
- The council is to consist of at least 6 members and not more than 15 members, consumers not engaged in the insurance industry may serve on the council, the council is to reflect the state's demographic diversity in addition to geographic diversity but need not include representation from each congressional district in the state, and the commissioner is to timely appoint members to the council;
- Members are to be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in traveling to and from council meetings, including any required dependent care and dependent or attendant travel, food, and lodging expenses;
- The council is to meet quarterly and may request to meet up to 4 more times per year; and
- The council is authorized to submit recommendations to the commissioner, and the commissioner is required to timely respond to council recommendations.
The council is scheduled for sunset review and repeal on September 1, 2029.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)