New Jersey Statutes Title 17. Corporations and Institutions for Finance and Insurance 17 § 29E-10

Complaints shall be filed on a form set forth by the ombudsman.  The office of the ombudsman shall acknowledge the receipt of complaints, and advise the applicants of any action taken or opinions and recommendations which may have been made by it to the insurer.  The ombudsman shall make recommendations to the commissioner as he deems necessary, including, but not limited to:

a. A recommendation that a policy form or endorsement thereon which he finds unfairly discriminatory, misleading or contrary to public policy be modified;

b. A recommendation that specific rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner, including rules concerning trade practices and claims settlement practices, be modified or repealed;

c. A recommendation that the claims settlement practices of a specific insurer or insurers be further investigated by the commissioner;

d. A recommendation that the commissioner impose penalties or other sanctions against an insurer or insurers as a result of the insurer's claims settlement practices.


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