The following was information released by the NC Department of Insurance today:
Recently, the North Carolina Department of Insurance learned that due to the impact from Hurricane Isaias, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 159 on August 21, 2020 declaring a Type I disaster for Bertie County and the contiguous counties of Chowan, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Northampton and Washington.
The attached bulletin (20-B-13) and Commissioner of Insurance Order are being distributed to all insurance companies licensed to write property and casualty insurance in North Carolina. The bulletin and order are also being distributed to interested parties on the NCDOI Property and Casualty distribution list. These documents provide essential information regarding Hurricane Isaias and the impact to North Carolina.
Commissioner Mike Causey appreciates your cooperation in assisting eligible consumers residing in the impacted counties by providing notice of the Disaster Mediation program as well as forgiveness of the 60-day time frame required to request mediation. Consumers would not otherwise have had knowledge of their right to mediation prior to the Department invoking this program.