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High-Tech on Cars Drives Up Insurance Rates
Back-up cameras, touch-screen controls, blind-spot monitoring, and other high-tech gadgets in cars could lead to higher auto insurance rates. “If they’re damaged, they’re much more expensive to repair,” said James Lynch, chief actuary for the Insurance Information Institute...
Are You Prepared for Ice Jam Flooding?
As part of PIA’s ongoing partnership with The Hartford’s flood insurance program, we are proud to provide PIA members with the latest Flood Agent eNewsletter produced by The Hartford for its flood insurance agents...
Quoting Auto? Get it Right the First Time
PIA’s member-only program with DocIT for Agents is changing the way PIA members quote auto insurance. DocIT for Agents is an online service that contains violation information on drivers sourced directly from court records (not the MVR)...
Statement by National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
The passage by Congress of another short-term continuing resolution (CR) that includes an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through February 8 demonstrates the need for Congress to pass a long-term reauthorization of the program.
PIA Calls on Congress to Immediately Extend the NFIP After Failure of Continuing Resolution
PIA has called on Congress to immediately pass legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which has officially lapsed due to the federal government shutdown.
NFIP Guidance Issued by DHS Following Government Shutdown
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reissued guidance to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Write-Your-Own (WYO) insurance companies, servicing agents and vendors in the wake of the federal government shutdown.
“Cadillac Tax” Delay May Be Included in CR
On Jan. 16, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee released a draft bill to extend funding for the federal government until February 16. As part of this spending package, or continuing resolution, the draft bill includes a delay of the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on employer-provided health insurance of two years...
NFIP Extension Included in Draft CR
The National Flood Insurance Program has been extended until January 19th as part of the short-term measure called a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. With the program and government funding authority both set to expire on Friday, PIA has been urging Congress to extend the NFIP either on its own or once again as part of the CR...
A.M. Best Raises C/L Outlook to Stable
For the first time in seven years, A.M. Best has boosted its outlook on the commercial lines segment of the U.S. property/casualty industry, to stable from negative for 2018...
New Study Says Mitigation Pays
Federal programs to protect Americans against extreme weather and other natural disasters save even more money than previously thought, according to a report funded by the same agencies that have proposed cutting many of those programs.