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Bowman Named New Arkansas Insurance Commissioner

(12/29/2004) Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) has named Julie Benafield Bowman as state insurance commissioner. Bowman was appointed chief executive officer of the state ... full story

UnumProvident Settles With 40 States, Agrees to Review 215,000 Denied Claims

(12/29/2004) A UnumProvident settlement reached in November has become effective now that more than the required 33 states have agreed to its terms. The settlement was... full story

Jury Backs Award to Terminated Agent, Nationwide May Appeal

(12/21/2004) In a legal decision that some observers say has the potential to impact relationships between independent agents and carriers, a jury in the United States... full story

NAIC Subgroup Releases New Draft on Unauthorized Transaction of Insurance Criminal Model Act

(12/17/2004) At the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) winter meetings, held December 4-7 in New Orleans, the Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEW... full story

NAIC Continues Work on Criminal History Record Check Model Act

(12/17/2004) During the NAIC's winter meetings, held December 4-7 in New Orleans, the NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group announced that it will continue to work on... full story

NAIC's Online Fraud Reporting Database Receives Budget Approval

(12/17/2004) The NAIC has received budget approval for its online fraud reporting database. They will begin to develop the system in January with a target release... full story

Report Calls for Health Insurance for All By 2010

(12/17/2004) Lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States, according to a new report in a new report, Insuring... full story

NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group Discusses Continuing Education Issues

(12/17/2004) The NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group continues to discuss the development of standardized procedures for self-study and online coursework. Significant is... full story

NAIC Continues Work on Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers Model Act

(12/07/2004) The NAIC Producer Licensing Working Group continues to develop the Fiduciary Responsibility of Insurance Producers model. At the NAIC's December 4-7 winter meet... full story

Aflac Tells Its Duck to Tone Down the Quack

(12/07/2004) It's not easy managing a pop culture icon, especially one you have created. Aflac, the supplemental workplace insurer, soared from 12 percent to 90 percent... full story

Allstate Combines Its Independent Agent Channels

(12/07/2004) Allstate Corporation is integrating its three independent agency brands under its Encompass independent agency organization, forming one combined sales organiza... full story

NAIC Elects Koken to Full Term as President

(12/07/2004) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has elected interim president Diane Koken to a full term. Koken, who is Pennsylvania's insurance comm... full story

A Big Win for PIAPAC!

(12/07/2004) For the past two years, PIAPAC has been gearing up for the 2004 elections by raising money to contribute to pro-insurance candidates running for the... full story

ACLI and NAIFA Asks NAIC to Consider Question on Sale, Solicitation and Negotiation of Life Insurance Products

(12/07/2004) At the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) winter meetings, held December 4-7 in New Orleans, the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) an... full story

NAIC Addresses Uniform Resident Licensing Standards

(12/07/2004) The NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group addressed uniform resident licensing standards during the its winter meetings, held December 4-7 in New Orleans. Sta... full story

PIA to Attend NCOIL Meeting This Week

(11/17/2004) The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) meeting in Florida begins this Thursday, November 18. Key issues on the agenda for this meeting include... full story

Former PIA Agent Is Governor of New Jersey

(11/17/2004) At midnight on Tuesday November 16, former PIA agent Richard J. Codey became governor of New Jersey. As President of the state senate, Codey succeeds... full story

Announcement by Sen. Schumer May Clear Path for Spitzer Run for NY Governor

(11/17/2004) There has been widespread speculation that New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer may run for governor of New York. If he does, there... full story

PIA Continues to Press to Remove Adjuster Requirement from Model

(11/15/2004) On Tuesday, November 16, 2004, the NAIC's Producer Licensing Working Group will hold a conference call on the Public Adjuster Licensing Model Act as a... full story

PIAPAC Congratulates the Oregon/Idaho Board of Directors!

(11/09/2004) The directors of the Oregon/Idaho Board are the latest affiliate board to reach 100% participation in PIA National's Political Action Committee, PIAPAC. All 15... full story