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Judge Rules Man Not Eligible for Accident Benefits Because He Was Drunk

(8/24/2004) A man whose hand had to be amputated after a lawn mowing accident is not entitled to insurance benefits because he was drunk at the... full story

III: Losses From Hurricane Charley Expected to Reach $7.4 Billion

(8/24/2004) Insurers are likely to pay out an estimated $7.4 billion to help people whose homes, businesses and personal possessions were damaged by Hurricane Charley, acco... full story

GEICO Now Writing Policies in New Jersey

(8/24/2004) GEICO, the nation's fifth largest private passenger auto insurer, is now writing policies in New Jersey for the first time in 27 years. Direct writer... full story

Csiszar Resigns as NAIC President and South Carolina DOI, To Head PCI

(8/24/2004) Ernst N. Csiszar has resigned as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and as South Carolina Director of Insurance, to accept ... full story

Are There Holes in Your Home Insurance?

(8/17/2004) News of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and wildfires may prompt homeowners to review their insurance coverage. Now is a good time for consumers to call their... full story

Losses Mount From Hurricane Charley, Could be Less Than 1992's Andrew

(8/17/2004) Late on Friday, Hurricane Charley cut a path of death and destruction across the state of Florida. At least 16 people lost their lives and... full story

Arkansas, Wisconsin Bulletins Bring Count in PIA Soldiers Campaign to 23 States

(8/17/2004) In the past week, two more states have joined the national honor roll of states issuing bulletins stating that all auto underwriting standards on continuous... full story

Progressive Tests Driver Monitoring System in Minnesota

(8/17/2004) Some residents in Minnesota are being asked to let Progressive Insurance electronically collect their driving information. In the pilot program, Progressive see... full story

PIA Member in Line to Become Next Governor of New Jersey

(8/17/2004) The announcement last week by New Jersey Governor James McGreevey that he will resign makes way for PIA of New Jersey member and New Jersey... full story

Oklahoma Governor Says Insurance Commissioner Could Be Appointive

(8/17/2004) As an Oklahoma legislative committee considers impeaching state Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher, who is facing criminal charges, Governor Brad Henry (D) i... full story

Work Continues on NAIC Fingerprinting Model

(8/10/2004) The Fingerprint Subgroup of the National Association of Insurance Commissioner's (NAIC) Producer Licensing Working Group held a conference call on Thursday, Aug... full story

Twenty-two States Issue Bulletins on Insurance for Returning Soldiers

(8/10/2004) State departments of insurance are continuing to respond to PIA's campaign on behalf of returning U.S. soldiers. Twenty two states have issued advisory letters,... full story

PIAPAC Plans New Orleans Style Event in Orlando

(8/10/2004) On Saturday, the 11th of September, PIA members will gather to support PIAPAC and enjoy an evening of Mardi Gras fun at Pat O'Brien's Briars... full story

Commercial Construction Costs Up 11 Percent - Are Your Clients Adequately Insured?

(8/04/2004) The cost of replacing an existing property has increased substantially in recent months due to rapidly rising prices for building materials such as steel and...... full story

AON Reports Combined Ratio Cut Six Points

(8/04/2004) A new research report published by Chicago-based insurance broker Aon reports that insurance industry results improved in 2003 with the combined ratio being cut... full story

Trial Lawyers to Insurance Journal: Drop Dead

(8/04/2004) While the 2004 Republican and Democratic conventions are supposed to be devoid of any real controversy, the same cannot be said for the annual convention... full story

Safeco Posts Dividend Increase

(8/04/2004) The Board of Directors of Safeco announced an increase to the company's quarterly dividend. Mike McGavick, Safeco chairman and chief executive officer, said it ... full story

AIG Earnings Up 26 Percent

(8/04/2004) American International Group Inc. (AIG) reported net income of $2.86 billion for the second quarter, compared with a net of $2.28 billion posted for the... full story

Tennessee DOI Orders Workers Comp Cut

(8/04/2004) Insurance Commissioner Paula Flowers has ordered a reduction averaging 6.3% in the workers' comp "loss cost" multiplier in Tennessee, the major ingredient that ... full story

Voluntary Products Fastest Growing Insurance Segment

(8/04/2004) The fastest-growing segment of the insurance industry is voluntary benefits -- life, disability and other coverages offered at group rates, but with no employer... full story