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State Regulators Form Cyber Insurance Task Force
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has formed a special task force to help states coordinate efforts related to cyber security and insurance ...
Systems Security Updates for Agencies
By now, every agency has heard about the fact that Microsoft has ended support for its XP operating system...
NAIC Market Conduct Subgroup Accepts PIA Suggested Changes
On November 18, 2002, the NAIC subgroup focusing on market conduct examination standards met to consider amendments to the market conduct privacy standards. ...
NAIC Passes Workers' Comp Privacy Notice Requirement
The NAIC membership adopted an amendment to the 2000 NAIC Privacy of Consumer Financial and Health Information Model Regulation which requires workers' ...
PIA Sets Federal Legislative Priorities for 2003
The 108th Congress officially began January 7, 2003. Republicans and Democrats are setting their respective agendas for the next two years. Soon the session...
2003 PIA Position Paper: Privacy
The PIA National Federal Affairs Committee has designated Privacy as one of three primary issues of focus for the 2003 PIA Federal Legislative Summit in...
Sen. Shelby Seeks to Put His Own Stamp on Legislation
Things may be different now that Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) has taken over as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Shelby has succeeded former...
NAIC Working Group Adopts "Report on Improving Privacy Notices"
During the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) spring 2003 meetings in Atlanta, the Privacy Notice Subgroup of the Privacy Issues Working ...
President Bush Signs "Do Not Call" Bill
President Bush has signed legislation into law that calls for the establishment of a national "do not call" registry. It will allow consumers who do...
FCRA Bill Introduced in Senate
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) has introduced a bill that would extend and make permanent the federal preemption provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)....
What to Do About HIPAA?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set April 14, 2003 as the compliance deadline for the Privacy Rule of the Health...
PIA Files Comments With FCC on National No-Call Rules
On May 5, 2003, PIA National filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the rulemaking to implement aspects of a nationwide "no ...
House, Senate Committees Schedule Hearings on Privacy
On May 1, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Mike Oxley (R-Ohio) announced his committee will begin a series of hearings on whether to extend the...
Financial Services Roundtable Says Failure to Renew FCRA Would Cost $90 Billion a Year
The U.S. economy would suffer a reduction of $89.6 billion in just one year if the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is not renewed, according...
FCRA Reauthorization Discussions Begin in House
Last week, the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, chaired by Representative Spencer Bachus ...
Insurance Based Credit Scoring Addressed at House Hearing on FCRA
The House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, regarding the ...
CA Governor Endorses Tough Privacy Bill With "Opt In" Standard
California Governor Gray Davis (D) has endorsed a bill which if enacted would become the nation's toughest financial privacy legislation. S.B. 1 would place ...
Oxley Says White House to Decide FCRA Strategy
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Michael Oxley (R-Ohio) said on June 17 that Bush Administration officials may meet within the next two weeks to ...
Treasury Secretary to Testify on FCRA
This Wednesday July 9, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow will testify before Congress on the Bush Administration's proposed package of changes to the Fair ...
Mark-Up of FCRA Bill Scheduled This Week
The Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit has scheduled a mark-up of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) legislation, H.R. ...
Carriers Express Concern About FCRA Amendment
Insurers are expressing concern about an amendment tacked on last week to legislation reauthorizing the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). On July 16, the ...
Committee Passes FCRA Bill
The House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 2622, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, on Thursday, July 24 by a vote of 61-3. The...
Senate Holds Final FCRA Hearing
The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee held its final hearing on renewal of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) on Thursday July 31....
PIA Asks FCC to Reverse Rule Restricting Association Communication With Their Members
WASHINGTON, August 8, 2003 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) today filed a second formal petition with the Federal ...
Further Detail on House FCRA Bill Provisions and Implications
In the June edition of PIA Connection, I discussed some of the key issues related to the debate on reauthorization of the Fair Credit...
House FCRA Bill Provisions and Implications
As reported in the July 28 edition of PIA National Newsline, the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 2622, the Fair and Accurate Credit ...
FCC Extends Deadline on "NO-FAX" Rules
On August 18, 2003, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it has extended to January 1, 2005, the effective date of its new rules...
State Integration With the National Do Not Call Registry
While there has been much attention given to the new Federal "Do Not Call" laws and registry lately, it is important to remember that many...
PIA Comments on FCC Delay of NO-FAX Rule in National Underwriter
PIA's comments on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to delay enforcement of a rule prohibiting the sending of what may be deemed ...
Allstate Insurance Company, Telemarketer Pay $23,000 to Resolve "Do Not Call" Complaints in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Attorney General Mike Fisher today announced that his Bureau of Consumer Protection has filed a legal action against Illinois-based Allstate ...