File No. 33822
This rule was published in the August 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Email Address Requirement
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 33822
Filed: 07/14/2010 12:59:07 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this rule is to require licensees and registered persons to provide the Department with their current business email address to reduce mailing expense, promote paperless interaction, support the Utah Health Exchange and improve accuracy, reliability, and promptness of communication.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule requires licensees to submit and maintain a valid business email address. These email addresses will be used by the Department to communicate general information, license renewal notices, billing invoices, consumer complaints, requests for information, or other correspondence. Violators of this rule may be penalized according to Section 31A-2-308. The rule will be enforced 45 days after its effective date.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 31A-2-201
- Section 46-4-501
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
To submit or update an email address, individuals or organizations will go on-line to SIRCON or NIPR and insurers will go on-line through another source. These changes will automatically update the Department's database without the involvement of Department personnel. This is going to be a cost and time savings communication tool between the Department and its licensees.
This rule will have no effect local governments since it deals solely with the relationship between the Department and its licensees and registered persons.
This rule will cut mailing costs and processing time for the Department and its licensees and registered persons when dealing with licensing, complaints, requests for information, invoices, and other general correspondence which will be done electronically rather than by mail.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
This rule will cut mailing costs and processing time for the Department and its licensees and registered persons when dealing with licensing, complaints, requests for information, billings, and other general correspondence which will be done electronically rather than by mail.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There will be no compliance costs for licensees. Instead of corresponding by mail to the Department, they will be corresponding in most cases by email.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Currently, the Department has around 85,000 licensees. To move from communicating with them via the mail to email for licensing, complaints, invoices, and other correspondence will be a significant cost and time savings tool for the Department and the licensees.
Neal T. Gooch, Commissioner
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Insurance
450 N MAIN ST
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Jilene Whitby at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Jilene Whitby, Information Specialist
R590. Insurance, Administration.
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Jilene Whitby at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.