Hudgens tells insurers to show ‘leniency’ to policyholders because of Irma

[private]State Insurance Commission Ralph Hudgens issued a directive Thursday telling insurance companies to ” exercise leniency” when dealing with Georgia residents who may have difficulty paying their premiums because of Hurricane Irma.

“I expect insurance companies to be compassionate and understanding when so many of their policyholders’ lives have been severely disrupted,” Hudgens said. “This includes premium payments and nonrenewal notifications.”

Hudgens directed insurers to provide relief to Georgia policyholders, which would include leniency when premium payments could be tardy because of the disruption caused by Irma.

He encouraged insurers that are processing cancellation or nonrenewal notices during the period when Georgia was in a state of emergency to make sure that policyholders affected by adverse underwriting decisions have sufficient time to address their insurance needs.

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