In 2007, WSAJ (then WSTLA) fought for Referendum 67, the Insurance Fair Conduct Act. The measure passed with 57% voter support on Election Day, November 6. The measure was a referendum on ESSB 5726. As Larry Shannon explained in a Trial News article at the time, the IFCA “requires the insurance industry to be fair and pay legitimate claims in a reasonable and timely manner.” It covers policyholders whose insurance company unreasonably denied their claim for coverage or payment of benefits, or that violated particular regulations governing claims-settlement practices.
Need more information? Visit the website for the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.