California life and health insurers can continue to communicate with policyholders through e-mail and other electronic transmissions.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, D, has signed Assembly Bill 1065 — a bill that extends the state’s Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.
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The original law was set to sunset Jan. 1, 2021, and some insurers had said they were reluctant to invest in electronic communications systems to fit a law that was on track to expire in the near future.
The law update makes electronic notice transmission authorization permanent.
The new law also uses a new approach to compliance enforcement.