NY Bill Seeks To Require Bedbug Coverage Option

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT) -- A New York state assemblyman has introduced a bill that would require insurers to offer bedbug insurance, following a spate of infestations at department stores, movie theaters and hospitals in the state.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind on Wednesday introduced legislation that would require insurers who underwrite property and casualty policies in New York to provide optional bedbug insurance coverage for state residents.

The measure, which amends Section 3407-a of the New York Insurance Law, would prohibit insurers from offering insurance polices or contracts lacking specific language addressing...
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