BULLETIN B 02-12
TO: ALL LICENSEES AND ADMITTED INSURERS WRITING PERSONAL
AUTO INSURANCE IN THE STATE OF ALASKA AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES
RE: MANDATORY SHORT TERM AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE POLICIES
Recently, the Division of Insurance became aware that some insurers
have declined to offer short term automobile liability insurance
coverage in Alaska, as required by AS 21.89.020(g). AS 21.89.020
An insurance company offering automobile liability insurance
in this state shall offer a short term policy valid for no more
than seven days. The coverage available for the short term policy
must be comparable to coverage available for longer term policies.
The provisions of AS 21.36.210 - 21.36.310 do not apply to short
term policies issued under this subsection.
The division will enforce this requirement, along with all other
automobile liability insurance statutory requirements.
The division has issued two previous bulletins that address short
term automobile policies, both of which remain in effect. Bulletin
89-4 and Bulletin 96-3 may be accessed on the divisionís web page
If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, contact the
Division of Insurance; P.O. Box 110805; Juneau, AK 99811-0805;
(907) 465-2515; fax (907) 465-3422; or via electronic mail at
Dated this 4th day of June 2002, at Anchorage, Alaska.