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Bureau of Insurance

The Bureau of Insurance regulates the insurance industry through examining and licensing procedures of insurance companies, licensing producers, reviewing rates and coverage forms, conducting audits, and by sponsoring programs that enhance awareness of and compliance with State laws. The Bureau has authority to enforce the State's insurance laws and rules, initiate investigations, and hold hearings concerning possible infractions.

On this page: Federal Health Care Reform | Rate Filings/Rate Hearings | SERFF Filing Access | Bureau Reports | Staff Directory | Hearing Links | Featured Links | Press Releases/Recent News | Sample Home and Auto Policies

 

The Bureau of Insurance will be closed Thursday, January 1, 2015, in observance of New Year's Day. Many services offered by the Bureau are always available on this website.

NOTICE:

  • Open Enrollment for individuals to purchase, renew or change plans for 2015 on the Individual Health Insurance Market continues through February 15, 2015.
  • To have a plan in place by February 1, 2015, it needs to be purchased by January 15.
  • Some companies are allowing individuals to enroll in Off-Exchange plans after December 15th for a January 1st start date. Click here for details. (Get the PDF Reader)
  • See additional Health Insurance Marketplace information below under Federal Health Care Reform
  • Call the Bureau of Insurance with any questions or concerns you may have at 1-800-300-5000 (in Maine only).

 

Federal Health Care Reform

Federal law requires all individuals to have a qualified health plan by March 31, 2014. Learn more about health insurance options on and off the Marketplace:

 

 

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Rate Filings and Rate Hearings

NEW! INS-14-1000 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Individual Rate Filing

Bureau Reports

 

Staff Directory

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SERFF Filing Access (Form, Rate and Rule filings)

Insurance product filings (forms, rates and rules) filed with the Maine Bureau of Insurance are now available to the public through the SERFF filing Access website. SERFF is the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing service hosted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Click here for more information.

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Sample Insurance Policies

As a resource for consumers, we offer homeowners' and private passenger automobile insurance policy
forms and mandatory amendatory endorsements offered by the 10 largest insurance groups by market share in Maine.

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Hearing Links

NEW! INS-14-400 - Decision and Order September 12, 2014

 

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Featured Links

CIGNA Regulatory Settlement Agreement

Information on Implementation of PL c. 90 - An Act to Modify Rating Practices for Individual and Small Group Health Plans and to Encourage Value based Purchasing of Health Care Services

Maine Long-Term Care Partnership Program

Physician Tiering Program report form

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Recent Press Releases / Recent News
  • Bureau of Insurance Reminds Mainers of December 15 Deadline to Enroll in Health Care Coverage That Will Be Effective January 1
  • Bureau of Insurance Highlights Medicare Open Enrollment and Issues Reminder that Medicare Beneficiaries Do Not Need to Make Changes in Response to Federal Health Law (ACA)
  • Bureau of Insurance Provides Guidance to Mainers Enrolling in or Renewing Health Insurance Plans as Open Enrollment Period Nears
  • Governor and Insurance Superintendent Announce Web-Based Access to Approved Insurance Company Filings
  • Governor and Insurance Superintendent Alert Consumers and Businesses to Flood-damaged Vehicles in Aftermath of Storms
  • Officials Say Recent Storms Serve as Reminder about Actions Residents Should Take to Stay Safe and Protect Property During Severe Weather
  • State Officials Announce Conclusion of Insurance Case and Return of More than $160,000 to Maine Consumer
  • With Arrival of Hurricane Season, Governor and Insurance Superintendent Urge Maine Residents to Prepare for Severe Weather
  • Mainers Urged to be Aware of Risks When Using Transportation Network Companies
  • Bureau of Insurance Announces New Online Auto and Homeowners Resources, and Highlights Maine's Ranking Among Most Affordable States in Nation for Auto and Homeowners Insurance
  • Insurance Superintendent Strongly Recommends that Mainers Check Doctors, Hospitals and Other Health Providers in the Plan Network Before Selecting a New Health Care Plan
  • Bureau of Insurance Approves 7.7% Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Loss Costs, with $15.2 Million in Expected Savings to Help Businesses and Consumers
  • Maine Ranks Among the Most Affordable in the Nation for Personal Auto and Homeowners Insurance
  • Bureau of Insurance Obtains Almost $2 Million in Recoveries for Consumers and Businesses in 2013
  • Bureau of Insurance Superintendent to Allow Anthem to Renew Existing Health Plans
  • State Officials Issue Reminder to Those on Medicare: No Need to Make Changes in Response to Federal Health Law (ACA)
  • Governor and Superintendent of Insurance Announce Recovery of Funds for Residents of Nursing Homes after Investigation of Sales Practices for Dental Plan
  • State Officials Warn Consumers about Scams Related to Federal Health Reform (ACA)
  • Maine Protects Insurance Consumers by Reaching Settlement with Three CIGNA Companies
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    Last Updated: December 29, 2014