The Ohio House and Senate held sessions today to vote on a bill that has several provisions designed to address the coronavirus pandemic. The measure now goes to Gov. DeWine for his approval. While there are numerous provisions in the bill, the provisions below will likely be of most interest to OIA members:
The measure extends the validity of licenses issued by state agencies and political subdivisions until the sooner of 90 days after the emergency declared by Executive Order 2020-01D ends or December 1, 2020, if the license would otherwise expire during the emergency.
Bottomline: Insurance agents whose license is set to expire soon will get an extension to renew their license. That extension will go until either 90 days after Gov. DeWine ends Ohio’s emergency status or until December 1st — whichever date comes sooner. Driver’s licenses will also fall under this. Note that ODI issued Bulletin 2020-06 yesterday directing insurers to “temporarily suspend certain actions which they would otherwise be permitted to take due to the expiration of the driver license of a name insured or other covered family member.”
For more information about this resource or anything regarding Government Regulation & Advocacy, please contact:
OIA is here to provide you with the information, resources and guidance you need to get through this incredibly unique time in our history. If you need more information about any of the topics covered here, please do not hesitate to contact us at www.ohioinsuranceagents.com or (614)552-8000.