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State Statute/Citation Line Payment Acknowledgement First Party Insurance Liability Insurance Third Party Direct Action Allowed Bad-Faith Punitive
Tort Contract Tort Contract Assignment Tort Statute Yes/No/Cap
AL §27.1.17 Health Paper Claims: 45 days; Electronic claims: 30 days n/a Yes No Yes No No Yes No Cap
§27.12.24 All
AK 3 AAC26.040 All n/a 10 working days Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Cap
§21.36.125
AZ § 20.462 All 30 days 10 working days Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes
R20.6.801 All
§ 20.3101 - 20.3155 Health
§20.461 All
AR §23.66.215 All 10 working days after processing claim 15/15: working days/ working days to reply Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes
Reg. 43 Health Paper Claims: 45 days; Electronic claims: 30 days
§23.79.208 All n/a
§23.66.206
CA §790.03 - 790.034 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§1371.35, 10123.147 Health 30 days
CO §10.3.1104 All n/a 30 days Yes No Yes No Yes No No Cap
§10.7.112 Life 30 days
10.16.106.5 Health Paper Claims: 45 days; Electronic claims: 30 days
CT §38a.816 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
DC §31.332 Health 30 days n/a Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes
DE § Reg. 26 All n/a 15/30: working days/ days to pay Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
FL § 627.4265 All 20 days upon agreement n/a No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Cap
GA §33.29.3 Health 15 working days n/a No No Yes No No No No Cap
§33.25.10 Life 30 days of death
§33.4.6 All n/a
§33.6.34
HI §431.13 - 431.103(10) All 30 days 15 working days Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
IA §507B.4 - 507B4A.9 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
ID §41.1328 Auto 20 days n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
IL §215 ILCS 5/356y - 5/357.9 HMO 30 days n/a No Yes No Yes Yes No No Cap
Reg. 50 §919.80 Auto n/a
§215 ILCS 5/224 Life 15 days
Reg. 50 §919.70 Health/Life n/a
§215 ILCS 5/155 All
IN §27.4.1.4.5 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
KS §40.447 Life 10 days n/a No Yes No Yes Yes No No Cap
§40.2.126 All (excl. Life) 30 days
§40.2442 Health
§40.2404 - 2404a All
KY §304.14.400 Fire 30 days n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
§304.44.080 Mine (rel.) 90 days
§304.12.230-235 All 30 days
Reg. 806/KAR 12.095 P&C 30 days
LA §22.656 Life 60 days n/a Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Cap
§22.182 Life n/a
§22.657 Health 30 days
§22.658 Excl Life & Health n/a
§22.1220 All
ME 24A §2436 Fire 60 days n/a No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
All (excl. Fire) 30 days
MD §15.1004 - 15.1005 Health 30 days n/a No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes
§41A.215 All
MA §176D.3.9 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§93A.9
MI §500.2006 All 60 days n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
MN §72A.201All (excl. Health) 30 business days 10 business days Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§62Q.75 Health 30 days n/a
MS §83-57-59 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§83.5.45
MO §100.1.010 - 100.1.300 All n/a 10 days No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
§375.936 - 1000 n/a
MT §33.18.201 - 232 All 30 days n/a Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
NE §210.60 - 61 All 15 days n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
§44-1525.9
NV §686A.665 All n/a 20 days Yes Yes No No No No No Yes
§SB 99 Accident 30 days after approval n/a
§690B.012 P&C 30 days
§686A.300 Auto 30 days n/a
§683A.0879, 689A.410, 689B.255, 689C.485, 695B.2505, 695C.185 Health 30 days after approval
§686A.310 30 days
NH §407.12 Fire 60 days n/a No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
§I.R.1001.02 All 10 days after approval
§415.6.h, 415.18.k, 420.a.17.d, 420.J.8.a Health Paper Claims: 45 days; Electronic claims: 15 days 15 days
§417.4.15 All
NJ §11.2.17.6 - 11.2.17.7 All Auto - 60 days P.I.; n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
First Party - 30 days (excl. P.I. And auto physical damage) 10 business days
Third Party - 45 days n/a
Third Party P.I. - 90 days
Life - 30 days
Health - 60 days
17.29B.4, 17.48.8.4, 18.48A.7.12, 17.48C.8.1, 17.48D.9.4, 17.48E.10.1, 17.48F.13.1, 17B.26.9.1, 17B.27.44.2, 17B:30.13.1, 26.2J.8.1 Health Electronic Claims: 30 days
17B.25.11, 17B.27.10.1 Life 60 days following death
NM §59A.16.1.21 All 45 days n/a Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
NY §216.2 -216.11 All 5 days after approval 15 business days No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
§40.d.2402.2
IL §3224a Health 45 days 30 days
IL §5106 Auto 30 days
NC §58.3.100All (excl. Health) n/a 30 days Yes Yes Yes No No No No Cap
§58.54.4.11, 58.63.15.1 - 58.63.15.11 All n/a
§58.3.225 Health 30 days
§4.0421 P&C 10 business days after approval
ND §26.1.36.37.1 Health 15 days n/a Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Cap
§26.1.04.03.9 All n/a
OH §3901.1.07 All 5 days after approval 15 business days Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
§3901.1.54 P&C 10 days after approval n/a
§3901.1.60 Health 24 days
§3915.052 Life n/a
OK 36 §1219 Health 45 days 30 days Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Cap
36 §1250.1 - 1250.16 All n/a
36 §3629 n/a
36 §4030.1 Life 30 days 20 days
OR §SB 894 Health 30 days n/a No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§836.80.0225 All n/a 30 days
RS§746.230
PA 31§146.5-.6 All n/a 10 business days No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
42§8371 n/a
73§201.1
§40.37.120.1 Life
PR 26§2716 All 45 days n/a Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes
IR XLVII§5 n/a 15 business days
RI §27.9.1-4 All n/a 30 days Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
§9.1.50 30 days after approval n/a
§29.9.1-48 n/a
§27.4.26 Life
§27.18.61, 27.19.52, 27.41.64 Health Paper Claims: 40 days; Electronic claims: 30 days
SC §38.59.20 - 38.59.40 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§30.37.110
SD §58.33.67 All n/a 30 days Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§58.12.3 n/a
§48.33.67.2
SB§ct;48.33.67.2 Life
TN §56.8.104.8 All n/a n/a No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
§56.7.105 60 days
TX 28§21.203 All n/a 15 days Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§21.21.2 n/a
§17.46
28§21.2801-16 Health Paper Claims: 45 days; Electronic claims: 21 days
UT §590.89 All 30 days n/a No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
§31.19.26.303
§31A.22.309 Auto
VT §8.3665 All 30 days n/a Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
IR§79.2 n/a 10 days
§4724.a n/a
VA 14§5.400.60 All n/a 10 days No Yes No Yes Yes No No Cap
§38.1.52.9 n/a
§38.2.209
§38.2.510
WA §284.30.300, 284.30.360-380 All n/a n/a Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Cap
WV §33.11.4 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
§114.14.5 - 6 15 days after approval 15 business days
§33.13.14-14a, 33.14.30-30a Life 60 days n/a
§33.43.1-15 Health Paper Claims: 40 days; Electronic claims: 30 days
§33.30.10 Mine (rel.) 120 days
WI §6.11.3 All n/a n/a Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes
§628.34, 628.46
WY §26.13.101 All n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
§26.13.124
§26.15.124 45 days

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1. n/a: generally incorporates "promptly" and "reasonable"

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