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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

NAIC Elects Koken to Full Term as President

(12/07/2004) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has elected interim president Diane Koken to a full term. Koken, who is Pennsylvania's insurance comm... full story

A Big Win for PIAPAC!

(12/07/2004) For the past two years, PIAPAC has been gearing up for the 2004 elections by raising money to contribute to pro-insurance candidates running for the... full story

ACLI and NAIFA Asks NAIC to Consider Question on Sale, Solicitation and Negotiation of Life Insurance Products

(12/07/2004) At the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) winter meetings, held December 4-7 in New Orleans, the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) an... full story

NAIC Addresses Uniform Resident Licensing Standards

(12/07/2004) The NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group addressed uniform resident licensing standards during the its winter meetings, held December 4-7 in New Orleans. Sta... full story

PIA to Attend NCOIL Meeting This Week

(11/17/2004) The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) meeting in Florida begins this Thursday, November 18. Key issues on the agenda for this meeting include... full story

Former PIA Agent Is Governor of New Jersey

(11/17/2004) At midnight on Tuesday November 16, former PIA agent Richard J. Codey became governor of New Jersey. As President of the state senate, Codey succeeds... full story

Announcement by Sen. Schumer May Clear Path for Spitzer Run for NY Governor

(11/17/2004) There has been widespread speculation that New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer may run for governor of New York. If he does, there... full story

PIA Continues to Press to Remove Adjuster Requirement from Model

(11/15/2004) On Tuesday, November 16, 2004, the NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group will hold a conference call on the Public Adjuster Licensing Model Act as a... full story

PIAPAC Congratulates the Oregon/Idaho Board of Directors!

(11/09/2004) The directors of the Oregon/Idaho Board are the latest affiliate board to reach 100% participation in PIA National's Political Action Committee, PIAPAC. All 15... full story

PIA Sponsored Election Night Party a Capitol Success!

(11/09/2004) Election Night 2004 was enjoyed by over 100 Capitol Hill staff and insurance industry friends as hosts PIA and the Council of Insurance Agents and... full story

I.I.I. Says Almost No Correlation Between President's Party and P/C Profitability

(11/02/2004) The Insurance Information Institute is out with a special report that says that historically, there is virtually no correlation between the political affiliatio... full story

PIA Member Severs Ties to Agency to Avoid Any Appearance of Conflict Before Taking Office as Governor of New Jersey

(11/02/2004) A retired federal judge will oversee state PIA member and New Jersey Senate President Richard J. Codey's insurance agency, when Codey takes over as acting... full story

Bank Insurance Sales Up, Growth Rate Down

(10/26/2004) Insurance premiums sold by banks reached an estimated $78.1 billion in 2003, up from $69.5 billion in 2002, according to the seventh annual American Bankers... full story

Veteran Insurance Reporter Manny Levy Joins Rough Notes as Feature Columnist

(10/26/2004) The Rough Notes Company has announced that Emmanuel (Manny) Levy, editor of Insurance Advocate from 1958 until August 2004, has joined Rough Notes magazine as..... full story

NCOIL Calls for Congressional Study of Natural Disaster Fund

(10/13/2004) Steven Geller, President of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), is calling on Congress to authorize a study that would investigate the pri... full story

Greenberg Gives IBANY CEO Forum an Industry Forecast

(10/13/2004) NEW YORK - Maurice R. Greenberg, chair and chief executive officer of AIG, addressed a crowd of nearly 200 at the Insurance Brokers'... full story

Auto, Workers Comp Top 2004 State Insurance Legislation

(10/03/2004) About 20 percent of state insurance legislation to date in 2004 dealt with the regulation of automobile insurance, according to a new survey by the... full story

NAIC Tells Senate No Need for Federal Regulator

(9/29/2004) On September 22, 2004 the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing entitled "Examination and Oversight of the Condition and Regulation of the Insurance Industry.... full story