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Major Flood Events Can Happen 12 Months a Year
As part of PIA’s ongoing partnership with Floodbroker.com, we are proud to provide PIA members with March’s Floodbroker.com newsletter, a monthly newsletter produced by Floodbroker.com for flood insurance agents...
Employee Retention Strategies for Keeping Top Talent
For years PIA has recommended The Omnia Profile® behavioral assessment product. It provides managers and agency owners with incredibly accurate assessments of their producers’ assets and liabilities and is a critical tool for agency owners who plan to hire new agency personnel...
PA DOI: Liquidation Alert
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman announced a Texas court has issued an order of liquidation for Access Insurance Company, an auto insurer that has 42,785 policies in Pennsylvania...
SC DOI: Bring Your Babies to Work
The South Carolina Department of Insurance has rolled out a first-of-its kind trial program among South Carolina cabinet agencies that allows new parents to bring their infants to work...
PIA Statement on Extension of NFIP until July 31
PIA National is pleased that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been extended in H.R. 1625, the vehicle for the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill that passed the U.S. House 256 to 167 on Thursday March 22.
Storms Get Stronger, Building Codes Get Weaker
Prior to recently passed legislation, Florida had some of the strongest building codes, which experts say helped homes come through Hurricane Irma better than older buildings...
Court Overturns Revised DOL Fiduciary Rule
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans ruled 2-1 on March 15 to vacate the revised fiduciary rule, issued in April 2016, which requires investment brokers and others to put clients’ interests ahead of their own when giving retirement or other financial advice...
Judge Says Corps is Responsible for Flooding
U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Nancy B. Firestone has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for causing recurring flooding that damaged farms and property in four Midwest states along the Missouri River...
Study: 1 in 8 Drivers Uninsured in 2015
When uninsured drivers are at fault in a crash, insured drivers and insurance companies often pay for the physical damage and health costs...
CBO: Bill to Shore Up ACA Reduces Premiums
Preliminary estimates from the Congressional Budget Office suggest that an updated bill to strengthen Affordable Care Act markets would reduce premiums by 10 percent next year and by 20 percent in 2020 and 2021...