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NAIC Issues Auto Insurance Cost Data, New Jersey Officials Complain

(8/05/2003) Insurance regulators in New Jersey are expressing displeasure with the annual auto insurance cost survey put out by the National Association of Insurance Commis... full story

Federal Government Warns of Flaw in Windows Software

(8/05/2003) A serious flaw has been found in some versions of Windows software from Microsoft Corporation. The flaw enables hackers to essentially take over a computer... full story

NAIC Launches ASSURE Website

(7/29/2003) Last week the Alliance for Sound State Uniform Regulatory Efficiency (ASSURE) announced the launch of its new website, www.assureusa.org . ASSURE is the organiz... full story

Hatch Schedules Meeting on Asbestos Reform Bill

(6/24/2003) The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet again on 6/24/2003 as panel members continue to try to resolve differences on how a national asbestos trust fund... full story

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses California Holocaust-Era Insurance Law

(6/24/2003) By a vote of 5-4, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that California's Holocaust Victim Insurance Relief Act of 1999, which revokes the license... full story

NAIC 2003 Summer Meeting Preview

(6/16/2003) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is holding its summer meeting in New York City June 21 through June 24, 2003. Several issues of... full story

Battle Over Campaign Finance Reform Heats Up

(6/10/2003) Just a little over a year ago, President Bush signed into law the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002 (see PIA Connection, May... full story

Hurricane Tips Guide for PIA Members

(6/10/2003) PIA National has created a two-page guide entitled "Hurricane Tips for Homeowners" that members can reproduce and distribute to their clients and prospects. It ... full story

AIG's Greenberg Predicts Defeat For Asbestos Bill

(6/10/2003) Legislation to resolve the nation's asbestos problem is likely to fail, according to Maurice Greenberg, CEO of American International Group (AIG). Greenberg tol... full story

Asbestos Hearing Scheduled in Senate

(5/27/2003) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, June 4, 2003 on "Solving the Asbestos Litigation Crisis." Chairm... full story

PIA Issue Update OSHA Ergonomics

(5/27/2003) In 2001, PIA joined with a host of small business groups to argue for the repeal of a regulation on ergonomics promulgated by the Occupational... full story

New Jersey Passes Auto Reform Bill Backed by PIA

(5/20/2003) Auto reform legislation pushed by Governor James McGreevey was approved unanimously by the state Assembly on May 15. PIA of New Jersey actively supported the...... full story

Prudential Financial P&C Terminates 200 Independent Agents, Goes Captive

(4/21/2003) Prudential Financial's largest property/casualty subsidiary, Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Co. (PRUPAC), terminated the contracts it had with 200 i... full story

Zurich Financial Services Group CEO Says Banking and Insurance Don't Mix

(4/16/2003) The largest foreign-based insurer in the United States said it plans to exit the banking industry to focus more on underwriting profitable property/casualty bus... full story

NAIC Spring Meetings Focus on Benefits of State Regulation

(4/10/2003) Alyssa KeehanManager of Business and Legal AffairsPIA National Atlanta, GA - Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) met March 8-1... full story

Rep. Pickering Addresses PIA Members

(4/09/2003) WASHINGTON, April 9, 2003 - Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Mississippi) addressed members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) du... full story

NAIC Adopts Resolution to Waive CE Requirements for Producers Serving in Iraq

(4/08/2003) In a show of support for insurance producers serving as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has adopted ... full story

PIA Federal Legislative Summit Held in Washington, D.C.

(4/08/2003) PIA members from around the nation held their 20th Annual Federal Legislative Summit (FLS) on April 3, 2003, in Washington, D.C. Agents held productive meetings... full story

PIAPAC Names Liz Luce Person of the Year

(4/08/2003) WASHINGTON, April 8, 2003 - Elizabeth B. "Liz" Luce, AAI, ARM, of Cheyenne, Wyoming was named Person of the Year for 2002 by the Professional... full story

PIAPAC Holds Annual Fundraising Dinner

(4/03/2003) The Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee (PIAPAC) held its annual gala fundraising dinner on the evening of April 3, 2003 at the Hotel Washi... full story