DAR File No. 43997

This notice was published in the September 15, 2019, issue (Vol. 2019, No. 18) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Insurance, Administration

Rule R590-83

Unfair Discrimination on the Basis of Sex or Marital Status

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 43997
Filed: 08/20/2019 10:48:55 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Subsection 31A-2-201(3)(a) authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to make rules to implement the provisions of the Insurance Code, Title 31A. Subsection 31A-23a-402(8) authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to define by rule, after a finding of fact, any marketing practices that are unfair, deceptive, discriminatory, etc. This rule prohibits discrimination in all new and renewal insurance contracts based solely on sex or marital status.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The Insurance Department has received no written comments regarding this rule during the past five years.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule should be continued because it provides important protection to consumers and allows the Insurance Department to regulate against unfair and discriminatory transactions between insurers and consumers. Not having this rule could give the impression that the Department is not concerned about unfair discrimination based on sex and marital status.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84114-1201

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Steve Gooch at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at sgooch@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Steve Gooch, Information Specialist

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull_pdf/2019/b20190915.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Steve Gooch at the above address, by phone at 801-538-3803, by FAX at 801-538-3829, or by Internet E-mail at sgooch@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.