Task Force on No-Fault Auto Insurance Issues
Function: The task force reviewed and evaluated the following issues related to no-fault automobile insurance reform: no-fault arbitration process; independent medical exam process; and treatment standards and fee schedules.
Active dates:2015 - 2016
The 2015 Minnesota Legislature established, under the responsibility of the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the Task Force on No-Fault Auto Insurance Issues.
The report was due February 1, 2016. The task force was to expire the day after submitting the report, or February 2, 2016, whichever was earlier. The report was submitted February 29, 2016.
The task force met nine times between August 2015 and February 2016 to assess approaches for reforming Minnesota's no-fault automobile insurance law in: no-fault arbitration process, independent medical exam (IME) process, and treatment standards and fee schedules.
Organizations which made presentations before the task force included representatives of the American Arbitration Association, Minnesota's Department of Labor and Industry, and informal public comments from chiropractors, other medical professionals,and plaintiff and defense attorneys.
The 19 members of the task force werefrom the Department of Commerce, the House and Senate, and various health and insurance professional associations. Members represented the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the Legislature, the insurance industry and consumer representatives, physicians, chiropractors and other medical profession representatives, and other stakeholders involved with developing, regulating, or working in professions involving no-fault insurance-related issues.
Assistant Commerce Commissioner: Marty Fleischhacker
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