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PIA Members Set to Converge on Capitol Hill This Week

(4/05/2005) PIA members from throughout the nation are set to convene on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 7 for the 2005 PIA Federal... full story

Commissioner Diane Koken's Remarks for PIA's Federal Legislative Summit

(4/04/2005) I have been privileged to serve for almost eight years as Pennsylvania's Insurance Commissioner and am currently honored to serve as President of the... full story

Oxendine Exits Race for Georgia Lieutenant Governor

(3/29/2005) Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has pulled out of the race for lieutenant governor. Instead, he will seek a fourth term as insurance commissioner. ... full story

Oxley, Frank Ask GAO to Study Banks and Real Estate Brokerage

(3/29/2005) The chairman and ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee have asked the General Accounting Office to conduct a study on whether there have... full story

Martha Stewart Seeks $3.7 Million in Defense Reimbursement From Her D&O Carriers

(3/22/2005) Home decorating maven Martha Stewart's company is seeking $3.7 million in reimbursement of legal fees from its directors and officers insurance policy. The comp... full story

New York GOP Paints Spitzer as a 'Job Killer'

(3/22/2005) New York Republican Party Chairman Stephen Minarik has launched a broadside against New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, saying Spitzer's "reckless efforts ... full story

Tell Them PIA Sent You!

(3/15/2005) So what? You might ask, "What difference does this make for me and my agency?" If your agency is using any of the more... full story

Let's Just Tell It Like It Is

(3/15/2005) In my previous career as a reporter and talk show host, I became very familiar with how the media can, and often do, distort... full story

AIG's Greenberg Announces His Retirement

(3/15/2005) Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, chief executive officer and president of American International Group, is leaving the job he has held for 40 years. On March 14,... full story

NAIC, NCOIL Collaborate on Natural Catastrophe Plan

(3/14/2005) State regulators will join with state legislators in gathering input for a natural catastrophe insurance risk plan now under development by the National Associa... full story

NAIC Considers Model to Regulate Discount "Health Plans"

(3/09/2005) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is seeking comments on a draft of its Medical Discount Plan Organization Model Act. The purpose of th... full story

NAIC Meets This Week, Broker Disclosure On Agenda

(3/09/2005) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Executive Committee on Broker Activities will conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 14 in Salt La... full story

Progressive Eyes Return to New Jersey Auto Insurance Market

(3/09/2005) Citing an improved business climate in the state, Progressive is considering a return to the New Jersey auto insurance market. Progressive pulled out of New... full story

Countdown to the 2005 PIA Federal Legislative Summit

(3/09/2005) The 2005 PIA Federal Legislative Summit is one month away! On April 7, 2005, PIA members from around the country will converge on Washington,... full story

Homeland Security Department Eyes Use of Insurance Premium Discounts

(3/01/2005) The Department of Homeland Security is considering using the incentive of insurance premium discounts to promote better antiterrorism security measures by priva... full story

Spitzer, SEC Investigating AIG's Greenberg

(3/01/2005) American International Group (AIG) chief executive officer Maurice Greenberg is being investigated by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and the U.S. Secur... full story

Pennsylvania Agrees to Settle Reliance Case

(3/01/2005) On February 24, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department submitted a proposal to settle the state's civil lawsuit against Saul Steinberg and other former officials... full story

Codey Appoints Bryan Acting NJ Commissioner

(2/23/2005) Acting New Jersey Governor and PIA member Richard J. Codey has appointed Donald Bryan, director of the state's Division of Insurance, to head the state... full story

ACORD Names Chubb's McCaig as Board Chair

(2/23/2005) Charles "Chuck" McCaig, CIO, Chubb, has been designated the new chair of ACORD's Board of Directors. McCaig has been with Chubb since 1991 where he... full story

McDonalds Settles 'Fat' Lawsuit for $8.5 Million

(2/23/2005) Fast food giant McDonald's has agreed to donate $7 million to the American Heart Association to settle lawsuits over the type of fat it uses... full story