Winter storms and prolonged power outages can cause special problems for homeowners and can wreak havoc on roads and dwellings. Susan L. Donegan, commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation, advised Vermonters today to be aware of their homeowners and auto insurance policies, what they cover and the deductibles. People should also have their insurance agent’s phone number easily accessible, make sure the policy is up to date and the premiums have been paid. Consumers should also check their policies to make sure they have adequate liability limits and know what their responsibilities are concerning clearing ice and snow from their walkways, driveways, and roofs.
For more information call the DFR consumer assistance line at 800-964-1784.
The Department of Financial Regulation's job is to protect consumers against unfair and unlawful business practices in the areas of banking, securities (investments) and insurance, while ensuring that licensed entities are financially healthy. It regulates and monitors a broad spectrum of financial services activities. The chief regulator of the Department is Commissioner Susan L. Donegan.
Effective January 1, 2014 the filing fee for all Health related filings have increased from $50.00 to $150.00. To view the statutory changes please click on the following links. http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=08&Chapter=107..., http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=08&Chapter=123... and http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=08&Chapter=125....