Statement from Commissioner Michael Pieciak

Statement from Commissioner Pieciak: DFR staff have been directed to work remotely from home, and will continue to do so until further notice. The department is still conducting business, however the remote nature of our work may cause some temporary disruptions or delays in DFR services. Read the full letter for more information about contacting DFR.

Proposed Rules and Public Comment

Proposed Rules

Emergency Rule H-2020-02-E

This emergency rule is promulgated pursuant to Act 91 of 2020 and in response to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor of the State of Vermont on March 16, 2020 regarding the outbreak of COVID-19. This emergency rule shall be in effect for the duration of the state of emergency. The purpose of this emergency rule is to expand patients’ access to and providers’ reimbursement for health care services, including preventive services, consultation services, and services to new patients, delivered remotely through telehealth, audio-only telephone, store-and-forward, and brief telecommunication services.

Emergency Rule H-2020-01-E

This emergency rule is promulgated pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 9414 and 8 V.S.A. § 15 and in response to the State of Emergency declared by the Governor of the State of Vermont on March 16, 2020 regarding the outbreak of COVID-19.  The purpose of this emergency rule is to relax provider credentialing requirements in order to facilitate the reimbursement through commercial insurance during the State of Emergency for health care services provided by physicians or other health care professionals who hold an equivalent license in another State.

Other Public Comment Opportunities

Watford Re Ltd. Application as a Certified Reinsurer

Watford Re Ltd. has applied for designation as a certified reinsurer in Vermont. The application was received on February 14, 2020, and was made under V.S.A. Title 8, Chapter 101, §3634a (relating to requirements for certified reinsurers).

Persons who wish to comment on the application are invited to submit a written statement to the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (Department) within 30 days from the date of this notice. Each written statement must include name, address and telephone number of the interested party; identification of the application to which the statement is addressed; and a concise statement with sufficient detail and relevant facts to inform the Department of the exact basis of the statement. Written statements should be directed to Karen Murphy, Director of Company Licensing, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05620, karen.murphy@vermont.gov.

This public notice is posted pursuant to Reg. 97-3, Section 8B.(1).

Athene Life Re Ltd. Application as a Certified Reinsurer

Athene Life Re Ltd. has applied for designation as a certified reinsurer in Vermont. The application was received on January 27, 2020, and was made under V.S.A. Title 8, Chapter 101, §3634a (relating to requirements for certified reinsurers).

Persons who wish to comment on the application are invited to submit a written statement to the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (Department) within 30 days from the date of this notice. Each written statement must include name, address and telephone number of the interested party; identification of the application to which the statement is addressed; and a concise statement with sufficient detail and relevant facts to inform the Department of the exact basis of the statement. Written statements should be directed to Karen Murphy, Director of Company Licensing, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05620, karen.murphy@vermont.gov.

This public notice is posted pursuant to Reg. 97-3, Section 8B.(1).

Partner Reinsurance Europe SE Application as a Certified Reinsurer

Partner Reinsurance Europe SE has applied for designation as a certified reinsurer in Vermont. The application was received on January 23, 2020, and was made under V.S.A. Title 8, Chapter 101, §3634a (relating to requirements for certified reinsurers).

Persons who wish to comment on the application are invited to submit a written statement to the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (Department) within 30 days from the date of this notice. Each written statement must include name, address and telephone number of the interested party; identification of the application to which the statement is addressed; and a concise statement with sufficient detail and relevant facts to inform the Department of the exact basis of the statement. Written statements should be directed to Karen Murphy, Director of Company Licensing, Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05620, karen.murphy@vermont.gov.

This public notice is posted pursuant to Reg. 97-3, Section 8B.(1).

Contact Information

Department of Financial Regulation
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89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05620 - 3101

802-828-3301
833-DFR-HOTLINE (toll free)
833-337-4685 (toll free)

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