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Former NAIC President Defends State Regulation
Iowa Insurance Commissioner and former NAIC President Terri Vaughan said an optional federal charter would not work for the insurance industry in the same way...
Dog Insurance Bills Defeated in California, Muzzled but Still Barking in New York
A legislative effort to mandate coverage for canines has been derailed in California, while another effort in New York has stalled. In California, a bill...
Nationwide Markets its Jingle to Cell Phone Users
In a new twist on marketing, Nationwide Insurance has become one of the first companies in the nation to offer an advertising jingle as a...
New Film "Super Size Me" May Spur Obesity Lawsuits
A new movie opened last Friday that some observers say might serve to spur lawsuits against fast food restaurants. "Super Size Me" documents a 30-day...
To Be or Not To Be … a Lawyer - That's the Question in Nebraska
PIA of Nebraska shared a proposal being considered to create a licensing and oversight structure for non-lawyers - and in many areas, require...
PIA National Meets With Federal Crop Insurance Officials, Advises Discount Plans Must Be Regulated
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2004 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has held meetings with federal crop insurance officials at their request, providing...
PIA Encouraged by TRIA Hearing
The issue of extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) was discussed last week in a joint subcommittee hearing in the House. PIA attended the...
GAO Issues Report on TRIA
The General Accounting Office (GAO) has issued a report on the implementation of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA). It assesses the effectiveness...
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Allstate's Effort to Block Credit Scoring Suit
The Supreme Court has rejected Allstate Corp.'s request for a review of a lawsuit filed by Hispanic-American and African American policyholders who contend that the...
Issue of Insurers Use of Credit Scoring Heats Up
Perhaps because it's an election year, insurers' use of credit based insurance scoring has heated up quite a bit as an issue, in just the...