Agency Advisor Winter 2023/24

We continue to successfully serve as the front line for consumer complaints for insurance and securities. Outreach and education are a key focus of the agency, with an emphasis on fraud awareness and its disproportionate impact on seniors and other vulnerable populations. We maintain an open door and invite you to reach out at any time if you need assistance, want to share any concerns, or would like to provide input.

Agency Advisor Fall 2022

We recently signed a collaborative enforcement agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the No Surprises Act, and continue to work with them to ensure they understand the issues and concerns we have at the state level. Our focus is now shifting to the legislative session that starts in January. We are circulating draft bills and setting meetings with stakeholders and legislators. We are looking forward to a busy, but productive Fall.

Agency Advisor Summer 2022

Our agency has been hard at work helping Montanans with many vital issues. We had historic flooding and our team quickly surveyed the damages and was ready to assist. We continue outreach on capital formation, financial empowerment, and literacy for under-served communities, consumer protection and access to insurance products in tribal communities, and general education on financial and insurance fraud are just some of the issues.

Agency Advisor Spring 2022

The first quarter of 2022 has been productive at CSI. We have seen the federal No Surprises Act and our Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensure and Transparency Act go into effect. In addition, we continue to review and refine the administrative rules under this Agency and work hard on outreach to consumers, industry, and victims of insurance and securities fraud.

Agency Advisor Winter 2022

Our first year was full of meaningful work by all divisions of our agency. We strive to continuously improve the protection of Montanans in both Securities and Insurance. In this issue, we highlight success from 2021 and offer investor fraud tips. We also cover the No Surprises Act and  Pharmacy Benefit Managers, which both go into effect on January 1, 2022.

Agency Advisor Fall 2021

CSI has been working hard on many important items including Senate Bill 363, the No Surprises Act, and Insurance After-the-Fact. We had an incredible turnout for the 2021 Montana Insurance Summit in Helena, Montana.

Agency Advisor Summer 2021

Over the previous quarter, the CSI team has been busy working to create rules and implement the 17 bills our agency got across the finish line during the last Legislative Session. We believe these bills will protect consumers, lower prescription drug costs, and make Montana a more competitive insurance market.

Agency Advisor Spring 2021

 As an agency, we were honored to have received bipartisan support on 17 bills that CSI brought forward or supported. These included regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, expanding insurance and retirement products offered to Montanans, stopping auto and homeowner insurance companies from using old claims history to deny coverage or increase rates, and
continuing telehealth accessibility.