You are here:HomeIssuesCertificates of Insurance2014PIA Scores Major Win with Certificates Model Law

PIA Scores Major Win with Certificates Model Law

PIA National scored a major victory for independent insurance agents everywhere as a model law governing certificates of insurance was finally adopted by the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL)...
January 8, 2013

PIA National scored a major victory for independent insurance agents everywhere as a model law governing certificates of insurance was finally adopted by the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). The action by NCOIL capped an intense 2-year campaign by PIA National. By enacting the model, states can eliminate demands for improper certificates of insurance.

PIA advocated for passage of the model over the course of the last two years and played an integral role in guiding it to approval by the state legislators, by helping to broker an agreement between carriers and lenders.

“This is a great achievement for PIA and NCOIL,” said PIA National President Andrew C. Harris, who testified in support of the model and worked to assuage the concerns of lenders.

“This is truly awesome news,” said PIA National Secretary/Assistant Treasurer Rob Hansen. “Congratulations and thank you to all who worked tirelessly to get this model certificates of insurance law adopted by NCOIL! Once again, PIA leads the way!”

David M. Eppstein, Esq., assistant vice president of regulatory affairs and a staff attorney for PIA National, worked closely with Harris to bring about NCOIL passage of the model. Eppstein writes about the successful PIA campaign in an article in PIA Connection.

PIA Achieves Major Win with Certs Model Law (PIA Connection 12/12)