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§ 2695.3. File and Record Documentation.

10 CA ADC § 2695.3Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 10. Investment
Chapter 5. Insurance Commissioner (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter 7.5. Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices in the Business of Insurance
Article 1. Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations
10 CCR § 2695.3
§ 2695.3. File and Record Documentation.
(a) Every licensee's claim files shall be subject to examination by the Commissioner or by the Commissioner's duly appointed designees. These files shall contain all documents, notes and work papers (including copies of all correspondence) which reasonably pertain to each claim in such detail that pertinent events and the dates of the events can be reconstructed and the licensee's actions pertaining to the claim can be determined;
(b) To assist in such examination all insurers shall:
(1) maintain claim data that are accessible, legible and retrievable for examination so that an insurer shall be able to provide the claim number, line of coverage, date of loss and date of payment of the claim, date of acceptance, denial or date closed without payment. This data must be available for all open and closed files for the current year and the four preceding years;
(2) record in the file the date the licensee received, date(s) the licensee processed and date the licensee transmitted or mailed every material and relevant document in the file; and
(3) maintain hard copy files or maintain claim files that are accessible, legible and capable of duplication to hard copy; files shall be maintained for the current year and the preceding four years.
(c) The requirements of this section shall be satisfied where the licensee provides documentation evidencing inability to obtain data, nonexistence of data, or difficulty in obtaining clear documentary support for actions due to catastrophic losses, or other unusual circumstances providing the licensee establishes to the satisfaction of the Commissioner that the circumstances alleged by the licensee do exist and have materially affected the licensee's ability to comply with this regulation. Any licensee that alleges an inability to comply with this section shall establish and submit to the Commissioner a plan for file and record documentation to be used by such licensee while the circumstances alleged to preclude compliance with this subsection continue to exist.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 790.04, 790.10, 12340-12417, inclusive, 12921 and 12926, Insurance Code; and Sections 11342.2 and 11152, Government Code. Reference: Section 790.03(h), Insurance Code.
1. New section filed 12-15-92; operative 1-14-93 (Register 92, No. 52).
2. Amendment of subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2) filed 1-10-97; operative 5-10-97 (Register 97, No. 2).
3. Amendment of subsection (b)(1) and amendment of Note filed 4-24-2003; operative 7-23-2003 (Register 2003, No. 17).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a) filed 7-14-2021 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2021, No. 29). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20.
This database is current through 5/26/23 Register 2023, No. 21.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 10, § 2695.3, 10 CA ADC § 2695.3
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