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The Assembly Insurance Committee heard the following measures last Wednesday:
SB 127 (Emmerson): This bill would require the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation to annually adopt the Current Procedural Terminology codes, descriptors, and modifiers published by the American Medical Association.
SB 127 passed the committee with a vote of 11-0. The bill now goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
SB 590 (Calderon): This bill would exempt the sale of certain life insurance policies for funeral and burial expenses from the requirement that the agent provide the senior with a notice at least 24 hours prior to the initial meeting, provided a 60-day cancellation period is allowed. SB 590 passed the committee with a vote of 11-0. The bill now goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
SB 596 (Price): This bill, sponsored by the Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC), would permit homeowner's insurers to combine two required disclosures in the same document, and reduces the print size of a copy of a law sent to claimants.
SB 596 passed the committee with a vote of 11-0. This bill now goes the Assembly Floor.
SB 826 (Leno): This bill would establish penalties for the failure of an employer to report claim information to the Workers' Compensation Information System. SB 826 passed the committee with a vote of 11-0. The bill will now go to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.