California Department of Insurance Prior Approval Rate Filing Requirements
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Notice Regarding Property & Casualty Rate Application Filing Requirements
Electronic Filing Through SERFF Required
The California Department of Insurance (CDI) requires that all Property & Casualty Rate Applications be submitted electronically through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF)
- Prior Approval Rate Filing Instructions
- Prior Approval Rate Filing Application
- Prior Approval Factors
- Prior Approval Template
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Prior Approval Factors
- Prior Approval Regulation - RH05042749
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- Public Notices of Rate Filings
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- Title Insurance Filings
- Workers' Compensation Rate Filings
Links to the various Rate Filing Applications with instructions on how to file rates.
This link provides Web Access to Rate and Form Filings (WARFF) system. WARFF contains filings that have been submitted in a non-electronic format from 1998 to the present. As of July 29, 2009, filings made via SERFF (System for Electronic Rate and Form Filings) are also available via this system. To retrieve a document, please complete the search and click on the File Number.
Filings made by Advisory Organizations are available to the public, but can only be viewed at one of our Public Viewing Rooms in San Francisco or Los Angeles.
- Filings submitted prior to the year 1997 do not exist in WARFF. However, some of these older filings may still exist in state archives. Retrieval of these filings from archives may take as long as 90 days.
- To view the document, you may need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Free Document Readers page.
- Public Viewing Room Numbers: (Filings may still be viewed in our Public Viewing Room)
Northern California: (415) 538-4300
Southern California: (213) 346-6707
Please refer to the NAIC/SERFF website for filing information.
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The checklists are part of the NAIC's implementation of speed to market plan developed in response to GLBA. These checklists will respond to the recommendation that each state create review standards checklists to provide clear guidance to insurers regarding state requirements and review standards that are applied during the file review.
The timelines followed by the Rate Regulation Division in reviewing rate filing applications from insurance companies. The review process has been greatly affected by the passage of Proposition 103.