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Bakke Resigns as NJ Insurance Commissioner

(2/08/2005) Holly Bakke has resigned as New Jersey's banking and insurance commissioner, effective March 1. In a letter to New Jersey Governor and PIA member... full story

Kitzman Named South Carolina Insurance Director

(2/08/2005) South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has named Eleanor Kitzman to be director of the Department of Insurance. Kitzman succeeds Ernst Csiszar, who resigned abruptly ... full story

Young People Who Drive While Using Cell Phones Drive Like Elderly People

(2/08/2005) A study in the winter issue of Human Factors, the quarterly journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, found that drivers between the ages... full story

David Skove Elected Board Chairman of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

(2/08/2005) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced the election of David Skove as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Skove is general... full story

The Spitzer Effect on Capitol Hill

(2/08/2005) See related article: "What Else Is Ahead for 2005?" A recurring ritual is underway in our nation's capital. A new Congress, the 109th, is... full story

What Else Is Ahead for 2005?

(2/08/2005) See related article: "The Spitzer Effect on Capitol Hill" As the New Year begins, we take time to look ahead at issues of importance... full story

Oklahoma Governor Henry Names Kim Holland Insurance Commissioner

(1/27/2005) Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry (D) has selected longtime Tulsa insurance executive Kim Holland to be the state's new insurance commissioner. Holland has spent the... full story

Homeowners Not Prepared for Water Damage, Survey Finds

(1/27/2005) As the Northeast digs out from the weekend's blizzard, many homeowners are unprepared to deal with two of the leading causes of damage to their... full story

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