In 2009, the Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Bill 751 requiring all insurers authorized to do business in the State to provide the Maryland Insurance Commissioner with a report of each slaveholder insurance policy issued in the State by the insurer, or any predecessor of the insurer, prior to 1865, and a copy of each document relating to the information. A slaveholder insurance policy was one that was issued to insure the slaveholder against injury to, or death of, a slave.
This one-time report was due by Oct. 1, 2011. Those insurers who did not submit a report were subject to appropriate enforcement action. Administrative orders issued as a result can be found following the links below:
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