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Bulletins

To provide a simple way to locate information and to aid in the research process, the Ohio Department of Insurance has broken down bulletins into two categories. The first category contains all substantive bulletins that provide guidance to the reader about the topic covered. The second category includes all bulletins that rescind other bulletins.

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Substantive Bulletins

This section includes all currently effective bulletins that contain substantive information about the topics in the titles.

 

Bulletin Number ​Title ​Effective Date
2018-05​​​ Short-Term, Limited Duration Health Insurance​​ ​10/24/2018​
2018-04 ​Policies and Procedures for External Contractual Review Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3922 ​​06/07/2018
​2018-03 ​Extension of Transitional Policy for Non-ACA Compliant Plans Through Calendar Year 2019 ​04/20/2018
​2018-02 ​Pharmacy Benefits - Prohibited Practices ​04/03/2018
​2018-01 ​State of Emergency for Ohio Counties Impacted by Severe Storms and Heavy Rains ​03/07/2018
​​2017-03 ​Extension of Transitional Policy for Non-ACA Compliant Plans Through Calendar Year 2018 ​03/16/2017
2017-02 ​Changes to Definition of "Small Employer" and "Large Employer" for Purposes of Medical Loss Ratio ("MLR") Reporting and Rebate Requirements Under 45 C.F.R Part 158 Beginning with the 2017 Reporting Year ​01/01/2017
2016-03 ​Operative Date of the Valuation Manual - January 1, 2017 ​06/24/2016
​2016-02 ​Special Enrollment Period ​06/15/2016
2016-01 Extension of Transitional Policy for Non-ACA Compliant Plans through Calendar Year 2017​ ​04/18/2016
2015-04​ Small Employer​ ​10/21/2015
2015-03 Composite Rating​ ​10/01/2015
​2015-02 Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015​ ​04/08/2015
​2015-01 Price Optimization ​ 01/29/2015​
2014-01​ Extension of Transitional Policy for Non-ACA Compliant Plans​ 04/22/2014​
2013-01 Extension of Non-ACA Compliant Plans​ ​12/03/2013
2012-02 Federal Emergency Declaration​ 07/02/2012​
2012-01 Clermont County State of Emergency​ 03/12/2012​
2011-09 Definition of "Small Employer" and "Large Employer" for Purposes of Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Reporting and Rebate Requirements Under 45 C.F.R. Part 158​ ​10/24/2011
2011-08 Nonadmitted Insurance Reform​ ​09/20/2011
2011-07
Agent Compliance with New Annuity Training Requirements in OAC 3901-6-13, Suitability of Annuity Sales​
​05/10/2011
2011-06 Annual Dollar Limit Restrictions for Essential Benefits in Individual Non-Grandfathered Health Insurance Policies 03/07/2011​
2011-03 Medicare Supplement Agent Compensation​ ​01/06/2011
2011-02 S​TOLI​ ​01/05/2011
2011-01
Retained Asset Accounts​
​01/03/2011
2010-08 Announcing Mandatory Use of EFT for Product Filing Submissions​ ​01/01/2011
2010-06 Guidance Governing Interpretation of R.C. 1751.60​ ​11/09/2010
2010-05 Title Agent Iota Escrow Accounts- Directed Funds​ ​09/03/2010
2010-04 Notice to Declined Health Insurance Applicants​ ​08/23/2010
2010-02 Deferral of Premium Payments and Policy Time Frames for Victims of the Severe Weather and Tornadoes Event of June 5-6, 2010 Affecting Wood, Ottawa, and Fulton Counties​ 06/09/2010​
2009-14 Guidance Regarding Use of the NAIC/NIPR Attachments Warehouse for the Electronic Filing of Insurance Producer Licensing Documents ​10/07/2009
2009-13 Guidance Governing the Giving of Promotional or Advertising Items​ ​10/01/2009
2009-12 Loss of Control of Policyholder Information​ 11/02/2009​
2009-11 Mandatory Use of SERFF for Product Filing Submissions​ 12/31/2009​
2009-10 Workers' Compensation Other-States' Coverage​ 05/27/2009​
2009-07 Revision of Bulletin 97-1: Basic Health Services and Infertility Services​ ​02/10/2009
2009-06 Revision of Bulletin 94-8: Disclosure and Use of Provider Discounts​ ​02/10/2009
2009-04 Calculation of the Amount of Deferred Income Tax Admitted in the Preparation of Statutory Financial Statements​ ​02/03/2009
2009-03 Calculation of the Reserves for Variable Annuities that provide Guaranteed Living Benefits (VAGLBs) in the Preparation of Statutory Financial Statements​ 02/03/2009​
2009-02 Interpretation of the Calculation of the Segment Length with respect to the Life Insurance Model Regulation and use of the 2001 CSO Preferred Class Structure Table to Determine Basic and Minimum Reserve Liabilities​ ​02/03/2009
2009-01 Reporting of Changes in Health Plan Provider Networks​ ​01/20/2009
2008-09 Reporting Suspected Fraudulent Claims
(Supersedes Bulletin 96-1; see Bulletin 2008-08 in the list of Rescission Bulletins)​
​10/03/2008
2008-07 ​Revision of Bulletin 88-1: Requirement of Certificate Authority for Public Insurance Adjusters ​04/28/2008
2008-03 Required Reporting by Insurance Companies of Agent Disciplinary Actions Pursuant to the Military Personnel Financial Services Protection Act​ ​03/21/2008
2008-2 Agent Training --- Policies Issued Under Qualified State Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership ("Qualified Partnership")​ 02/01/2008​
2008-1 Notification Regarding Change to Initial Licensure Requirements for Nonresident Surplus Line Brokers and Nonresident Business Entities Applicants​ ​01/31/2008
2007-1 Flood Insurance Training Requirements for Insurance Agents Selling Through the National Flood Insurance Program and Recommendations Regarding the Sale of Flood Insurance​ ​01/01/2007
2005-1 ​Guidelines Governing Title Insurance Agents and Interest on Trust Accounts 11/01/2005​
2003-3 Annual Report of Ohio Health Insurance Business​ ​10/01/2003
2003-2 Implementation of House Bill 137 Statutory Agent for Service of Process for Foreign Insurance Companies​ ​10/29/2003
2002-1 Funding the Office of Financial Regulations Services (Supersedes and Replaces Bulletin 93-4; also appears in the list of Rescission Bulletins)​ 03/08/2002​
2001-3 ​Regulatory Issues Associated with Provisions of Insurance Electronically​ ​06/05/2001
2001-1 The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 and the Woman's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998​ 02/13/2001​
2000-3 ​Special Filings and Excess Rate Consent Filings (Supersedes Bulletin 95-2; also appears in the list of Rescission Bulletins) 09/27/2000​
2000-2 ​Multiple Line Packages or Programs (Supersedes previous Department policy and any inconsistent bulletins; also appears in the list of Rescission Bulletins) 09/27/2000​
98-2 Small Business Tax Credit​ ​12/15/1998
96-3 Department's Policy on Sharing Confidential Information with Other State Regulators and the NAIC​ ​11/21/1996
95-4 ​Survey Exception on Mortgage Title Insurance Policies 08/01/1995​
95-3 ​Title Insurance Agents, Title Insurance Agencies, and Title Insurance Companies Providing Goods or Services to Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Brokerage Offices, Banks, Thrifts, Mortgage Originators and Other Entities (Supersedes Bulletin 92-2; also appears in the list of Rescission Bulletins) ​08/01/1995
95-1 ​Group Administrative Expense Reimbursement ​06/22/1995
94-2 Section 3737.71 of the Ohio Revised Code --- State Fire Marshal's Tax​ ​02/23/1994
92-3 Rescinding Bulletin 90-3 (Insurance Fraud Warning Requirement) (Supersedes Bulletin 90-3; also appears on list of Rescission Bulletins)​ ​09/25/1992
91-2 Premium or Franchise Tax Offsets for Guaranty Fund Contributions Under ORC 3901.47 and 3956.20​ 03/04/1991​
91-1 Prospective Loss Costs Filing Procedure​ 01/08/1991​
90-6 Payments by Secondary Plan Under Coordination of Benefits​ ​11/14/1990
90-4 Reimbursement of Nurse Mid-Wives​ ​10/31/1990
88-3 Guarantee Issue Life Insurance Advertising​ ​09/20/1988
36 No Automatic Policy Renewals​ 12/18/1963​
35 ​Policy Cancellations​ ​12/10/1963
 

 

 

Recission Bulletins

This section includes bulletins that rescind other bulletins. Some older bulletins may appear in the "Recission Bulletins" listed here and in the "Substantive Bulletins" listed above as the particular bulletin both rescinds another bulletin and also provides substantitive information.

 

Bulletin Number ​Title ​Effective Date
​​2017-01 Rescission of Bulletins 2007-3, 2009-08, 2009-09, 2010-01​ 02/01/2017​
2011-05 Rescission of Bulletin 2011-04 ​03/07/2011
2010-07 Rescission of Bulletin 2010-03 (Guidance Governing Interpretation of O.R.C. 1751.60) ​11/09/2010
2009-05 ​Rescission of Bulletins 14, 90-7 90-8, 94-8, 94-9, 97-1 ​02/10/2009
2008-10 ​Rescission of Bulletin 87-2 (Kickbacks Prohibited) ​10/03/2008
2008-08 ​Rescission of Bulletin 96-1 (Reporting Suspected Fraudulent Insurance Claims) ​10/03/2008
2008-06 ​Rescission of Bulletin 88-1 (Requirement of Certificate of Authority for Public Insurance Adjusters) ​04/28/2008
2008-05 ​Rescission of Bulletins (Rescinds Bulletins 94-5, 92-5 and 90-1; see the text of the bulletin for the titles.) ​03/20/2008
2008-04 Rescission of Bulletin (Rescinds Bulletin 2002-02, Guidelines Concerning the Use of Credit History and Credit Scores)​ 03/20/2008​
2007-2 ​Rescission Of Bulletin​s (Rescinds Bulletins 12, 15, 20, 99-01, 81-1, 86-1, 90-2, 91-5, 91-9, 92-1, 92-4, 93-3, 94-3, 94-4, 94-10, 98-1 and 2003-1; see the text of the bulletin for titles.) 12/21/2007​
2006-01 ​Rescission Of Bulletins (Rescinds Bulletins 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 37, 39, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 1-02, 5-01, 79-1, 80-1, 80-1a, 80-4, 81-2, 81-3, 81-4, 81-5, 83-5, 84-2, 85-2, 87-1, 87-3, 89-1, 89-2, 90-5, 91-4, 93-1, 93-5, 94-1, 94-6, 94-7, 96-2, 98-3 and 2000-1; see the text of the bulletin for titles) 02/16/2006​
2002-1 Funding the Office of Financial Regulation Services (Supersedes and replaces Bulletin 93-4; also appears in the list of Substantive Bulletins)​ ​03/08/2002
2001-2 Rescission of Bulletin 47 (Fire Marshall's Tax)​ ​05/03/2001
2000-3 Special Filings and Excess Rate Consent Filings (Supersedes Bulletin 95-2, Special Filings and Excess Rate Consent Filings; also appears in the list of Substantive Bulletins)​ ​09/27/2000
2000-2 Multiple Line Packages or Programs (Supersedes previous Department policy and inconsistent bulletins; also appears in the list of Substantive Bulletins)​ ​09/27/2000
Order Rescission of Bulletin 93-7 (Major Modification Filing as to Dividends)​ ​7/09/1998​
96-1 Reporting Suspected Fraudulent Insurance Claims (Rescinds and supersedes Bulletin 93-6 but rescinded by Bulletin 2008-08)​ ​7/02/1996​
95-3 Title Insurance Agents, Title Insurance Agencies, and Title Insurance Companies Providing Goods or Services to Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Brokerage Offices, Banks, Thrifts, Mortgage Originators and Other Entities (Supersedes Bulletin 92-2; also appears in the list of Substantive Bulletins)​ ​08/01/1995
92-3 ​Rescission of Bulletin 90-3 (Insurance Fraud Warning Requirement; also appears in the list of Substantive Bulletins) ​09/25/1992
90-8 ​Rescission of Bulletin 88-2 (Medicare Supplement Advertising Requirements; superseded by Rule 3901-1-41, effective 10/19/1990) ​12/19/1990
 

 


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