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PIA President Harris in National Underwriter: Use Certificate Solution as Template

For the past 2 years, PIA National has worked closely with the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) on a solution to a problem that has beset independent agents for decades: demands from noninsurance entity third parties to issue certificates of insurance that conflict with the underlying policy terms...
January 8, 2013

For the past 2 years, PIA National has worked closely with the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) on a solution to a problem that has beset independent agents for decades: demands from noninsurance entity third parties to issue certificates of insurance that conflict with the underlying policy terms.

In a guest column in the National Underwriter, PIA National President Andrew C. Harris said the successful strategy used by PIA to break the impasse on certificates should be used to solve similar problems that vex independent insurance agents.

“Throughout this process, I testified before NCOIL forums and worked to broker a compromise that responsibly addressed the legitimate concerns of lenders and overcame the initial objections of even some in the agent community,” Harris wrote. “The end result: A major step solved a problem that has vexed the insurance industry for decades.”

“This is just one example of how, by working together, divergent interests can solve long-festering problems and help foster a fairer, more competitive insurance marketplace.”

You can read Andy Harris’s full article here.

Use Certificate Solution as Template (National Underwriter 1/1/13)