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New Hampshire Woman Loses Umbrella Policy Because of Her Political Positions

(1/20/2005) An 80-year-old retired pediatrician is losing extra coverage she bought years ago while she still practiced medicine - not because she's a retired doctor, but..... full story

Plan to Attend the 2005 PIA Federal Legislative Summit

(1/11/2005) Be a part of the most important day on Capitol Hill for PIA members! Plan to attend the 2005 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. The FLS... full story

NCOIL Says Preservation, Modernization of State Regulation Top 2005 Priorities

(1/06/2005) Rep. Craig Eiland (TX), newly elected president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), announced his NCOIL priorities for 2005. He said th... full story

The Latest New Car Incentive - "Free" Auto Insurance

(1/06/2005) Volkswagen of America is about to test a new incentive designed to spur sales. Customers who purchase or lease selected new VW models during a... full story

NY Insurance Superintendent Serio Resigns

(1/06/2005) New York Superintendent of Insurance Gregory Serio has resigned to take a job in the private sector. Governor George Pataki (R) will nominate former Republican.... full story

Insurers Step Up to Help Tsunami Victims, AIG's Greenberg Gives $2.5 Million

(1/06/2005) Insurers are coming to the aid of victims in the strife-torn tsunami region of Asia. Maurice Greenberg, chairman of American International Group (AIG), announce... full story

NAMIC Says NAIC Should Debate Models in Public, Not Behind Closed Doors

(12/29/2004) Any NAIC deliberation or discussion that has legal or persuasive effect on insurance law and regulation is the public's business and must be conducted in... full story

Former Michigan Insurance Commissioner Dies

(12/29/2004) Former Michigan insurance regulator Frank Fitzgerald died this month at the age of 49. He was appointed commissioner of what would become the state's Office... full story

U.S. Property/Casualty Net Income Rises

(12/29/2004) Benefiting from profits on underwriting, the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry's net income after taxes rose 28.3 percent to $26.7 billion in the first ... full story

Bowman Named New Arkansas Insurance Commissioner

(12/29/2004) Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) has named Julie Benafield Bowman as state insurance commissioner. Bowman was appointed chief executive officer of the state ... full story

UnumProvident Settles With 40 States, Agrees to Review 215,000 Denied Claims

(12/29/2004) A UnumProvident settlement reached in November has become effective now that more than the required 33 states have agreed to its terms. The settlement was... full story

Jury Backs Award to Terminated Agent, Nationwide May Appeal

(12/21/2004) In a legal decision that some observers say has the potential to impact relationships between independent agents and carriers, a jury in the United States... full story

NAIC Subgroup Releases New Draft on Unauthorized Transaction of Insurance Criminal Model Act

(12/17/2004) At the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) winter meetings, held December 4-7 in New Orleans, the Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEW... full story

NAIC Continues Work on Criminal History Record Check Model Act

(12/17/2004) During the NAIC's winter meetings, held December 4-7 in New Orleans, the NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group announced that it will continue to work on... full story

NAIC's Online Fraud Reporting Database Receives Budget Approval

(12/17/2004) The NAIC has received budget approval for its online fraud reporting database. They will begin to develop the system in January with a target release... full story

Report Calls for Health Insurance for All By 2010

(12/17/2004) Lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States, according to a new report in a new report, Insuring... full story

NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group Discusses Continuing Education Issues

(12/17/2004) The NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group continues to discuss the development of standardized procedures for self-study and online coursework. Significant is... full story

NAIC Continues Work on Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers Model Act

(12/07/2004) The NAIC Producer Licensing Working Group continues to develop the Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers model. At the NAIC's December 4-7 winter meet... full story

Aflac Tells Its Duck to Tone Down the Quack

(12/07/2004) It's not easy managing a pop culture icon, especially one you have created. Aflac, the supplemental workplace insurer, soared from 12 percent to 90 percent... full story

Allstate Combines Its Independent Agent Channels

(12/07/2004) Allstate Corporation is integrating its three independent agency brands under its Encompass independent agency organization, forming one combined sales organiza... full story