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Conning: P/C Industry Expense Revolution Overdue

(6/29/2004) Property-casualty insurers' cost of doing business has stagnated over the past 20 years, contrasting with the remarkable efficiency gains achieved by many other... full story

Michigan Latest State to Issue Bulletin on Returning Soldiers' Insurance

(6/29/2004) Michigan is the latest state to issue a bulletin advising insurers not to apply "continuous coverage" underwriting standards to U.S. soldiers returning from act... full story

NAIC Creates Roadmap to Modernize Regulatory Standards

(6/25/2004) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has presented House Financial Services Committee Chairman Michael Oxley (R-Ohio) with a "roadmap" out... full story

A PIA Call-to-Arms: Don't Raise Insurance Rates of Our Returning Soldiers!

(6/25/2004) State officials are responding to a nationwide campaign by PIA National to make it clear that no member of the U.S. Armed Forces should... full story

At the Dawn of the Reagan Era

(6/25/2004) Editor's Note: On June 5, 2004, Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, passed away at the age of 93. Since... full story

Every Contribution Counts…and PIAPAC is Counting On You!

(6/25/2004) You have seen the latest PIAPAC ad [below] in the PIA Connection with the rolling count of contributors to PIA's Political Action Committee (PIAPAC).... full story

New Mexico, Indiana Issue Bulletins on Insurance for U.S. Soldiers

(6/23/2004) Two more states have responded to PIA's call-to-arms on behalf of U.S. Armed Forces personnel returning from active duty. New Mexico and Indiana have issued... full story

TRIA a Hot Topic at the NAIC Summer Meeting

(6/22/2004) Facing the potential expiration of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) if Congress does not extend it, the insurance industry continues to fight for an... full story

NAIC Debates Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers Model Act

(6/22/2004) The NAIC's Antifraud Task Force met on Sunday, June 13, 2004, to discuss a draft of its controversial Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers Model Act.... full story

Florida Responds to PIA Call to Protect Returning U.S. Soldiers From Auto Insurance Rate Hikes, Coverage Denials

(6/22/2004) CONTACT: Mary Frederick800-277-1171 TALLAHASSEE, June 22, 2004 - Florida officials are responding to a call by the Professional Insurance Agents of Florida (PIA... full story

Florida Latest State to Respond to PIA Call on Insurance for U.S. Soldiers

(6/22/2004) Florida Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher has asked the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) to immediately issue a bulletin to Florida-licensed insurance c... full story

NAIC Discusses Appointment of Retail Producers Who Broker Through GAs or MGAs

(6/22/2004) The NAIC Producer Licensing Working Group opened for discussion a Q&A on the subject of whether insurers must appoint retail producers who broker business throu... full story

Conning Says Reserves Up, But Industry Still Undercapitalized

(6/20/2004) Three years of rising property-casualty rates have finally had a favorable impact on loss reserves, substantially reducing estimated deficiency, according to th... full story

Court Rules Fan Cannot Hold Boston Red Sox Responsible for Injuries From Foul Ball

(6/15/2004) Should a spectator who goes to a baseball game know enough about the dangers of getting hit by a foul ball to take precautions, or... full story

Connecticut Issues Letter on Returning Soldiers in Response to PIA Call

(6/15/2004) The Connecticut Insurance Department is the latest to issue a letter to automobile insurers informing them that they should not deny reinstatement, refuse to wr... full story

NASD, SEC Drafting New Regulation on Variable Annuities

(6/15/2004) On June 9, 2004, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the draft of a new regulation... full story

Mike Pickens Narrowly Escapes Bomb in Baghdad

(6/15/2004) Arkansas Insurance Commissioner and Immediate Past President of the NAIC Mike Pickens had a close call in Baghdad last month. Pickens is in Iraq working... full story

Kerry Proposes Federal Health Reinsurance Plan, Bush Campaign Criticizes

(6/08/2004) Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Massachusetts), the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has proposed that the federal government reimburse employers 75 percent o... full story

Hurricane-Prone Homeowners Rates Rising

(6/08/2004) People who own property in hurricane-prone areas are discovering that they are paying more for insurance. The Insurance information Institute, explains that las... full story

Nation's Capital Prepares to Bid Farewell to Ronald Reagan

(6/08/2004) Washington, D.C. is beginning preparations for the state funeral for Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, who passed away Saturday aft... full story