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PIA Responds to the FIO Report on Regulatory Modernization
Almost two years overdue, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) on December 12, 2013 finally issued the report that it was required to produce under the ...
House-Passed Repeal of McCarran-Ferguson is Gutted, May Be Moot
The U.S. House passed the Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act (H.R. 5) last week by a vote of 223-to-181, which included an amendment from U.S. Rep. ...
New York Attorney General Sues Marsh & McLennan Companies
On October 14, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sued Marsh & McLennan Companies, the nation's largest insurance broker, alleging that it steered clients ...
Sen. Shelby Plans Hearing; Serio, Garamendi Say State Regulation is Working
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) says he plans hearings in November or next year on issues uncovered by New York Attorney General ...
Spitzer Probe Should Not Prompt Federal Oversight
[This article was originally printed in the November 29, 2004 Property & Casualty edition of the National Underwriter.] Broader issues of public policy are...
Health Insurers' Plan to Expand Coverage Hints at Preemption of State Regulation
With the new Congress expected to tackle the issue of expanding health insurance to cover the uninsured, the health insurance industry has trotted out a...
PIA Addresses Issues During NCOIL Meeting
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) held its Spring Meeting from March 1-4 in Savannah, Georgia. PIA National Director of State Affairs ...
Spitzer Litigation Undermines the State Regulatory System
Editor's Note: Robert "Skip" Meyers and Joseph Holahan are with Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, a law firm representing PIA. The litigation brought by...
Conning Still Grumbling About Distribution, Wishes Some Channels "Culled"
Two studies released recently by Conning caught our eye. The first, State Differences in Life Insurance Marketing: Considerations of a Federal Level Playing ...
State Regulators Object to Federal Health Czar, Insist Oversight Remain With Them
While hailing reform efforts, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today called on lawmakers drafting landmark health reform legislation ...
PIA Joins Trades In Urging Congress Against Ending Antitrust Immunity for Health
PIA National had joined together with eight other insurance industry organizations to strongly oppose the "Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act ...
Insurers' Antitrust Exemption Threatened by Congressional Action
On October 21, the House Judiciary Committee voted 20-9 to report out a health insurance bill which eliminates the anti-trust exemption for health and ...
Natural Disasters, Healthcare Reform on NCOIL Agenda
State lawmakers attending the annual meeting of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators in New Orleans November 19-21 will discuss healthcare reform ...
PIA Assists Industry Coalition Working to Oppose Sen. Leahy's Antitrust Repeal Effort
PIA National is participating in an industry coalition which is working to defeat an amendment to the Senate healthcare reform bill offered by Sen. Patrick...
House Dems Push to End McCarran-Ferguson Antitrust Exemption
Democrats in the House are pushing to repeal the limited antitrust exemption afforded to healthcare and medical liability insurers. They said that in the ...
NAIC Seeks States' Control in Healthcare Reform
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) wants Congress to establish health insurance exchanges that are administered by states, rather than ...
State Legislators Oppose Repeal of Exemption for Health and Med Mal Insurers
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has warned Democratic leaders that any health care legislation with language eliminating antitrust ...
PIA Hails Removal of Medical Malpractice Insurers From Bill Restricting Insurance Antitrust Exemption
WASHINGTON, February 22, 2010 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is hailing the elimination of medical malpractice insurers ...
Obama To Seek Federal Power Over Health Insurers
President Obama is proposing that the federal government be given the authority to prevent health insurance companies from increasing their rates excessively ...
NAIC to Explore More Rate Authority For States
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) will study ways for states to gain more authority over setting health insurance rates in 2010. The ...