Insurance commissioners support law to protect domestic abuse survivors

March 17, 1998
he National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has given final approval to a model law aimed at protecting domestic abuse victims from discrimination by insurance carriers. The model legislation, which deals with protecting against discrimination in property/casualty insurance such as auto or homeowner coverage, was developed over the past two years by a Working Group headed by Washington State Insurance Commissioner Deborah Senn. In the meantime, state-level legislation has already been adopted in a handful of states, including Washington, where a bill awaits the Governor's signature.