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Insurance Commissioner Issues Bulletin Addressing Coverage for COVID-19 Testing, Including Antibody Testing

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

Categories: all, Companies, Consumers, Health Insurance, Producers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today announced the issuance of Bulletin 2020-10 addressing coverage for COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing in response to Executive Order 2020-03 by Governor Doug Burgum. This new bulletin builds upon Bulletin 2020-1.1 in which health carriers and travel insurers are asked to identify and remove barriers to testing and treatment for COVID-19.


Insurance Commissioner Announces Availability of Online Producer Licensing Testing

Monday, April 20, 2020 at 10:00 am

Categories: all, Producers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today announced the availability of an online, remotely proctored testing application called ProProctor™, offered by Prometric, the producer licensing testing and assessment provider for North Dakota.


Insurance Commissioner Encourages NFIP Policyholders to Take Advantage of Grace Period Extension

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 08:30 am

Categories: all, Consumers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today encouraged renters, homeowners, farmers and business owners to take advantage of the recently announced flood insurance renewal grace period extension.


Insurance Department and Insurance Companies Collaborate to Benefit North Dakota Consumers

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 04:30 am

Categories: all, Consumers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today applauded the issuance of "Shelter-in-Place-Payback" to car insurance drivers insured by Allstate and the creation of the “Return of Premium Relief Fund” by American Family Insurance. Allstate and American Family Insurance are returning savings resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Allstate and American Family Insurance have acknowledged that they arrived at these relief options for customers, in part, as a result of various bulletins and guidance from the North Dakota Insurance Department.


Insurance Commissioner Issues Bulletins to Protect North Dakotans During COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 02:00 pm

Categories: all, Companies, Consumers, Health Insurance, Producers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today announced the issuance of seven bulletins in response to executive orders made by Governor Doug Burgum and in the interest of protecting North Dakotans during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. COVID-19 is a highly contagious, viral disease for which the only known method of prevention is to avoid being exposed to the virus by reducing contact with other individuals.


NDID Office Locations No Longer Taking Walk-in Traffic Until May 1, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 05:00 pm

Categories: all, Consumers, Department

To better protect the health of our employees and consumers, North Dakota Insurance Department office locations will not be taking walk-in traffic until May 1, 2020.

If you need to contact NDID, we encourage you to do so via email at insurance@nd.gov.

If you are unable to contact NDID via email, please call our main phone number at (701) 328-2440 or our Consumer Hotline at (800) 247-0560.

Information and updates about NDID can be found on our website at www.insurance.nd.gov.


Insurance Commissioner Issues Bulletin Supporting Coverage for Coronavirus (COVD-19) Testing

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Categories: all, Companies, Consumers, Health Insurance, Producers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today issued a Bulletin to all North Dakota health and travel insurance companies regarding coverage and access to testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The bulletin urges companies to waive cost sharing requirements for the testing of COVID-19 and encourages health insurance companies to review other operations in preparation for COVID-19 potentially coming to North Dakota.


Insurance Commissioner Collaborates with AAIS and IBM to Bring New Data Solution to North Dakota

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 08:30 am

Categories: all, Companies, Department

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today brought together members of the North Dakota insurance industry to introduce a new data solution called Insurance Data Link (openIDL), governed by AAIS, a statistical agent and advisory organization, on IBM Blockchain. The openIDL is the first blockchain platform that enables efficient and secure sharing of statistical data like policy count, premium volume, claims and loss experience data.


Godfread Issues Cease and Desist to Air Ambulance Company for Breaking North Dakota Law

Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10:30 am

Categories: all, Air Ambulance

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today issued a cease and desist order to AirMedCare Network for selling air ambulance subscriptions to North Dakotans illegally. Consumer protection legislation enacted in 2017 banned the sale of air ambulance subscriptions in North Dakota.


Insurance Commissioner Urges Consumers Not to Wait to Purchase Flood Insurance

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Categories: all, Consumers, Producers

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread today encouraged renters, homeowners, farmers and business owners to better understand their flood risk and insurance coverage following a wet autumn and heavy winter snowfall.