Bulletin 2020-09: Extension of Financial Filing Deadlines and Procedural Requirements as a Result of COVID-19 Recommendations and Orders

Uncategorized  |  April 16, 2020

On March 9, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19. In part, the Executive Order directs that “[s]tate agencies shall develop and implement procedures, including suspending or adopting temporary rules within an agency’s authority, consistent with recommendations from the Department of Health designed to prevent or alleviate this public health threat.”

Following Governor DeWine’s Executive Order, the Governor and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton have issued other recommendations and orders helping protect Ohioans from the spread of COVID-19. These include a recommendation for employers to permit employees to work from home, whenever possible, as well as an order prohibiting mass gatherings in the State of Ohio.

As a result of these necessary actions to keep Ohioans safe, the Superintendent of the Ohio Department of Insurance (“Superintendent”) is aware that, in some cases, compliance with certain financial filing deadlines and procedural insurance requirements may not be possible. The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide individuals, companies, and other entities licensed pursuant to the laws of this state relating to insurance with flexibility during this time.

Access the bulletin in its entirety here: 

https://insurance.ohio.gov/static/Legal/Bulletins/Documents/2020-09.pdf

ODI bulletins page:

https://insurance.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odi/about-us/bulletins/bulletins

Thank you,

Ohio Department of Insurance