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State Farm Profit Plunges $7 Billion

(3/07/2017) State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., the largest U.S. property-casualty insurer, said annual profit fell 94 percent on car insurance claims costs... full story

Lots of Tornadoes So Far in 2017

(2/28/2017) Preliminary NOAA reports show that there were about 138 tornadoes in January 2017 compared with a January average of 16 for the three years from 2014 to 2016...... full story

Deloitte: States Could Fill Regulatory Breach

(2/28/2017) The move by Congress and the Trump administration to reduce regulatory oversight at the federal level and the possible repeal of the Dodd-Frank law could lead s... full story

FSOC to Review a Non-Bank

(2/28/2017) On March 2 in a closed executive session, the Financial Stability Oversight Council will discuss whether an unnamed nonbank financial institution deserves to re... full story

Do You Do Business in New York?

(2/28/2017) The state of New York has announced a series of cybersecurity requirements affecting all agencies that do business in New York state... full story

California Drought Eases

(2/28/2017) On February 23 the U.S. Drought Monitor said that the worst drought conditions in California have diminished after storms that have drenched the state... full story

Buffett Takes Bigger Bite of Apple

(2/28/2017) Warren Buffett said in a CNBC interview that his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. more than doubled its stake in Apple Inc. last month, and now owns about 133 million sh... full story

Appeal of Fiduciary Rule Filed

(2/28/2017) Life insurers and business groups have filed an appeal seeking to overturn a ruling by a Texas federal judge that upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduci... full story

Fake News, Real Threat

(2/22/2017) Far more than a prank, the spread of fictitious news is being used to wreak havoc on businesses and institutions... full story

Humana to Pull Out of ACA Exchanges

(2/22/2017) Humana announced on Feb. 14 that it would no longer offer health insurance coverage in the state marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, becoming th... full story

IRS Won’t Withhold Refunds Based on ACA

(2/22/2017) The Internal Revenue Service has rescinded an instruction to withhold tax refunds this year from Americans who fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act's ins... full story

Smartphone Addicts Driving Rates Higher

(2/22/2017) Some insurers suggest that costs associated with crashes are outpacing auto insurance premium increases, and many indicate that America’s drivers are increasi... full story

New Chairman of Lloyd’s of London Named

(2/22/2017) Lloyd’s of London named Bruce Carnegie-Brown to succeed John Nelson as chairman of the insurance market founded in a coffee house in 1688... full story

Louisiana Governor to Address NCOIL

(2/22/2017) The National Conference of Insurance Legislators has announced that Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 NCOIL S... full story

PIA Action Alert: Repeal the Federal Insurance Office

(2/14/2017) PIA has now sent a Grassroots Action Alert asking independent insurance agents to contact their federal representatives to ask that they support the repeal of t... full story

Federal Aid for Louisiana After Tornadoes

(2/14/2017) On Feb. 7, at least seven tornadoes tore through southern Louisiana, damaging dozens of homes, cars, and businesses. full story

PIA National Releases 2017 Policy and Advocacy Priorities

(2/14/2017) PIA National has released its top six 2017 Policy and Advocacy Priorities. full story

Federal Judge Upholds Fiduciary Rule

(2/14/2017) A federal judge in Texas has ruled against life insurers and business groups challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) fiduciary rule. full story

Congressman Attacks Insurance Agreement

(2/14/2017) Patrick McHenry (R-Fla.) has called on the Federal Reserve to put a freeze on all international financial regulatory negotiations. full story

Your Employees & Cybersecurity

(2/14/2017) This article in Forbes discusses the rise in cyber threats that can harm businesses of all sizes. full story