HARRISBURG – The Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously approved legislation that would update the regulatory framework for travel insurance in the commonwealth, according to the measure’s sponsor, Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York).
Travel insurance continues to be an important commodity and continues to respond to consumer demand. However, travel insurance does not always fit squarely within insurance laws designed for major lines of authority.
Phillips-Hill’s legislation will benefit consumers by codifying an efficient, fair, uniform, and effective regulatory framework for travel insurance. The legislation provides a comprehensive codification of the legal requirements specific to travel insurance, including distinguishing between insurance and non-insurance elements of Travel Protection Plans to establish the appropriate scope and reach of the regulatory framework.
“With more people traveling in a post-pandemic world, modernizing and updating our laws to make navigating travel insurance easier for consumers and insurers is important,” Phillips-Hill said.
The passage of this legislation would add Pennsylvania to the list of 32 other states that have already enacted the enhanced travel insurance framework.
This legislation now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.