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Florida DOI Asks Insurers to Delay Rate Increases, But Won't Impose Freeze

(2/15/2005) Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has asked insurers not to file for new homeowners premium hikes and to delay pending hikes until after the state...... full story

PIA of Florida to Host CFO Gallagher During Legislative Day

(2/15/2005) PIA of Florida members will be meeting with many of Florida's insurance policymakers on Tuesday February 15, PIA's annual Legislative Day in Tallahassee. Tom Ga... full story

Kentucky Congressman Files Military Insurance Sales Bill

(2/08/2005) A bill imposing restrictions on marketing of insurance to U.S. soldiers on military bases has been introduced by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Kentucky). The Military Per... full story

Bakke Resigns as NJ Insurance Commissioner

(2/08/2005) Holly Bakke has resigned as New Jersey's banking and insurance commissioner, effective March 1. In a letter to New Jersey Governor and PIA member... full story

Kitzman Named South Carolina Insurance Director

(2/08/2005) South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has named Eleanor Kitzman to be director of the Department of Insurance. Kitzman succeeds Ernst Csiszar, who resigned abruptly ... full story

Young People Who Drive While Using Cell Phones Drive Like Elderly People

(2/08/2005) A study in the winter issue of Human Factors, the quarterly journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, found that drivers between the ages... full story

David Skove Elected Board Chairman of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

(2/08/2005) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced the election of David Skove as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Skove is general... full story

The Spitzer Effect on Capitol Hill

(2/08/2005) See related article: "What Else Is Ahead for 2005?" A recurring ritual is underway in our nation's capital. A new Congress, the 109th, is... full story

What Else Is Ahead for 2005?

(2/08/2005) See related article: "The Spitzer Effect on Capitol Hill" As the New Year begins, we take time to look ahead at issues of importance... full story

Oklahoma Governor Henry Names Kim Holland Insurance Commissioner

(1/27/2005) Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry (D) has selected longtime Tulsa insurance executive Kim Holland to be the state's new insurance commissioner. Holland has spent the... full story

Homeowners Not Prepared for Water Damage, Survey Finds

(1/27/2005) As the Northeast digs out from the weekend's blizzard, many homeowners are unprepared to deal with two of the leading causes of damage to their... full story

New Hampshire Woman Loses Umbrella Policy Because of Her Political Positions

(1/20/2005) An 80-year-old retired pediatrician is losing extra coverage she bought years ago while she still practiced medicine - not because she's a retired doctor, but..... full story

Plan to Attend the 2005 PIA Federal Legislative Summit

(1/11/2005) Be a part of the most important day on Capitol Hill for PIA members! Plan to attend the 2005 PIA Federal Legislative Summit. The FLS... full story

NCOIL Says Preservation, Modernization of State Regulation Top 2005 Priorities

(1/06/2005) Rep. Craig Eiland (TX), newly elected president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), announced his NCOIL priorities for 2005. He said th... full story

The Latest New Car Incentive - "Free" Auto Insurance

(1/06/2005) Volkswagen of America is about to test a new incentive designed to spur sales. Customers who purchase or lease selected new VW models during a... full story

NY Insurance Superintendent Serio Resigns

(1/06/2005) New York Superintendent of Insurance Gregory Serio has resigned to take a job in the private sector. Governor George Pataki (R) will nominate former Republican.... full story

Insurers Step Up to Help Tsunami Victims, AIG's Greenberg Gives $2.5 Million

(1/06/2005) Insurers are coming to the aid of victims in the strife-torn tsunami region of Asia. Maurice Greenberg, chairman of American International Group (AIG), announce... full story

NAMIC Says NAIC Should Debate Models in Public, Not Behind Closed Doors

(12/29/2004) Any NAIC deliberation or discussion that has legal or persuasive effect on insurance law and regulation is the public's business and must be conducted in... full story

Former Michigan Insurance Commissioner Dies

(12/29/2004) Former Michigan insurance regulator Frank Fitzgerald died this month at the age of 49. He was appointed commissioner of what would become the state's Office... full story

U.S. Property/Casualty Net Income Rises

(12/29/2004) Benefiting from profits on underwriting, the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry's net income after taxes rose 28.3 percent to $26.7 billion in the first ... full story