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ChoicePoint Update
In a March 2003 letter, PIA National formalized our issues exchanges and discussions with ChoicePoint concerning several issues. PIA has asked for a meeting with...
North Dakota Gets New Insurance Anti-Fraud Agency
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R)has signed a bill creating a new anti-fraud agency within the state insurance department. The bill also strengthens penalties for...
Producer Licensing Coalition Urges Delay on Fingerprinting Model
A coalition of industry trade associations including PIA, along with insurance carriers, met Tuesday, April 22, 2003 in Alexandria, Virginia to review the status of...
Risk Management Agency (RMA) Addresses Crop Rebating
As the first direct response to PIA meeting with RMA Administrator Ross Davidson, RMA issued a statement explaining the law pertaining to rebating in the...
South Carolina Kicks Off ASSURE, PIA of SC Participating
On April 14, 2003, South Carolina became the first state to officially initiate an ASSURE program. ASSURE -- Alliance for Sound State Uniform Regulatory Efficiency...
Hearing on Insurance and State Regulation
The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing on state insurance regulation April 10, 2003. Insurance regulation in four...
Prudential Financial P&C Terminates 200 Independent Agents, Goes Captive
Prudential Financial's largest property/casualty subsidiary, Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance Co. (PRUPAC), terminated the contracts it had with 200 independent agencies across the country earlier...
MetLife Auto & Home, Independent Agents, and Local Police Enforcement Team Up to Make Inroads on Child Safety
The issue of child safety has recently received a lot of national attention - and with good reason. With over 2,000 children reported missing...
Kansas Passes Credit Scoring Bill
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has until April 17, 2003 to sign a credit scoring bill into law. The Kansas House approved the bill last week...
PIA Comments on NAIC Draft Model Fingerprint Act
PIA National has submitted comments to a preliminary draft bill that would grant state insurance departments access to FBI databases for criminal background checks using...