DiSanto Named Chairman of Senate Banking and Insurance Committee

HARRISBURG—Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee for the 2021-22 legislative session by Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman. 

The Banking and Insurance Committee has jurisdiction over the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and the Insurance Department. The Committee is responsible for legislation ensuring financial institutions and insurers are compliant with fiscally-sound practices as well as promoting fair and healthy market competition that best serves Pennsylvania consumers and businesses.

In the most recent legislative session, the Committee approved a state-based health insurance exchange to save on marketplace consumers’ premiums, a new law allowing consumers to synchronize prescription refills, and an expansion of insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings for women.

“I am pleased to accept this new Chairmanship with key oversight powers for Pennsylvania’s financial services and insurance providers,” DiSanto said. “These industries are major employers and critical service providers that have played vitally important roles in responding to our communities’ economic and health needs during this pandemic. Financial relief and healthcare access remain priorities during our recovery and I look forward to advancing legislation that best serves the interests of our residents during the COVID-19 response and beyond.”

CONTACT: Chuck Erdman 717-787-6801 cerdman@pasen.gov