BUSINESS: MARYLAND Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) signs SB 446, legislation that bars insurers from denying or canceling a homeowner's or renter's policy solely because the consumer does not also have their car insured with that company, or vice versa (MARYLAND GOVERNOR'S OFFICE). • The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 1309, which would limit worker's compensation claims for professional athletes that spent most of their career playing for teams based outside of the Golden State. Under the bill, which now moves to the Senate, former pro athletes seeking workers compensation payments would have to have spent at least 80 percent of their careers playing for California-based teams (SACRAMENTO BEE).
HEALTH & SCIENCE: The CALIFORNIA Assembly gives final approval to AB 1X2, a bill that would bar health insurers from rejecting policy applicants based on pre-existing health conditions and limit rate increases to those allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act. It moves to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for review (STATE NET). • MONTANA Gov. Steve Bullock signs SB 55, which prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage for cancer patients participating in clinical trials (MISSOULIAN).
- Compiled by RICH EHISEN
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