In light of the improving conditions in Georgia regarding COVID-19, on April 28, 2020 Commissioner King issued Bulletin 20-EX-7 to notify the industry and the public about winding down some of the Directives and Bulletins he issued to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Directive to all Property and Casualty Insurers to refrain from canceling, for the cause of non-payment, any commercial policies that include business interruption to business income coverage will expire on May 19, 2020 and Health Insurers to refrain from canceling health policies for the cause of non-payment will expire on May 31, 2020. Additionally, the suspension of all non-federal filing deadlines and waiver of late filing fees will expire on May 31, 2020.
The temporary suspension of enforcement of Rules 120-1-6-.01 and 120- 1-6-.02 of the regulations of the Industrial Loan Commissioner will end on May 31, 2020.
Insurers and hospitals should note that the Commissioner's request that certain utilization review and notification requirements be suspended will expire on May 25, 2020 and the entire Directive is set to expire on May 25, 2020, subject to further evaluation as the COVID-19 situation develops. Additionally, the Directive does not apply to elective procedures.
The extension of Continuing Education deadlines will remain in effect until May 31, 2020.