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Trouble for Texas Has Just Begun

(8/29/2017) A major catastrophe is underway in Texas. It started with the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm that has stalled over the eastern part of Texas.... full story

Cautious Optimism: Agent Issues in Congress

(8/29/2017) Independent agents have specific stakes in several high-profile issues being debated in Congress, such as renewal and reform of the National Flood Insurance Pro... full story

Reinsurers See First Half Premium Growth

(8/29/2017) A survey from the Reinsurance Association of America indicates that U.S. property and casualty reinsurers saw an increase in gross written premium over the firs... full story

Aetna Accidentally Reveals HIV Status of Some Insureds

(8/29/2017) Aetna Inc. inadvertently revealed the HIV status of some clients in a mailing about medication for the disease sent to about 12,000 people last month... full story

Independent Agents Still Lead Captives in Life

(8/23/2017) In 2016, independent agents held 49 percent of the new individual life insurance sales market... full story

Tornadoes Increase in 2017

(8/23/2017) Preliminary NOAA reports show that there were about 529 tornadoes January to April 2017 compared with the January to April average of 239 for the three years fr... full story

Marsh: Global Rates Continue Down

(8/23/2017) According to Marsh’s Global Insurance Index, global insurance rates decreased for the 17th consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2017 due to substantia... full story

Pennsylvania Commissioner Miller to Head DHS

(8/23/2017) Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has chosen Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to head the state’s Department of Human Services, with Insurance Department Chief o... full story

National Underwriter’s Agency of the Year Award

(8/23/2017) The National Underwriter/PC360 has announced its first annual Agency of the Year Awards... full story

Second Report for State Insurance Departments

(8/15/2017) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has released the second volume of the 30th edition of the Insurance Department Resources Report. The report ... full story

PA Dept. Announces $40 Million in Restitution

(8/15/2017) Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced the Insurance Department reclaimed $40,244,992... full story

Insurance Premium Volume in U.S. Grows 4 Percent in 2016

(8/15/2017) Overall insurance industry premiums in all lines rose 4 percent to $2.2 trillion in 2016 over 2015, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported... full story

Sen. Alexander Announces Healthcare Hearing

(8/08/2017) The U.S. Senate health committee will hold bipartisan healthcare hearings in September on how to repair and stabilize the individual health insurance market. full story

Group Plans Not Immune to ACA, Sevigny Warns

(8/08/2017) New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny has been warning for weeks about the risk of a market failure. full story

Atlantic Storm Forecast Raised Again

(8/08/2017) Forecasters have again increased the number of predicted storms for the Atlantic hurricane season. full story

NAIC Reports to Congress on Antifraud Efforts

(8/08/2017) A hearing on insurance fraud was held Aug. 3 by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security. full story

Labor Dept.: Insurance Jobs Up in July

(8/08/2017) The insurance industry gained 3,500 jobs in July 2017 over June 2017. full story

California Earthquake Policies Up 7.4 Percent

(8/08/2017) More people in California are buying earthquake insurance. full story

Senators to Introduce Bill to Secure ‘Internet of Things’

(8/08/2017) Bipartisan legislation to address vulnerabilities in computing devices embedded in everyday objects will be introduced. full story

Flood Insurance Outside a Flood Zone

(8/08/2017) People do not have to have to reside in a flood zone to be at-risk of flooding. full story