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Kansas, Wisconsin DOIs Warn Consumers to Beware of "Discount Health Cards"

(2/10/2004) Insurance commissioners in Kansas and Wisconsin are warning consumers to beware of companies soliciting discount health cards. "While these cards appear to be a... full story

CNA to Sell Individual Life Insurance Business

(2/10/2004) CNA Financial Corporation announced it would sell its individual life insurance business to Swiss Reinsurance Company's Life & Health America Inc., for about $6... full story

A.M. Best Says Pressure Remains on P/C Carriers

(2/10/2004) Underwriting has improved, but the property/casualty industry has a long way to go before strong returns can be achieved. That's the conclusion of an annual... full story

I.I.I. Issues Groundhog Day Insurance Forecast

(2/03/2004) Each year before Groundhog Day, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) invites a panel of Wall Street stock analysts and industry professionals to issue a... full story

Ranchers Mad as RMA Suspends Cattle Insurance Program After Mad Cow Discovered

(1/21/2004) A livestock group is demanding to know why the federal Risk Management Agency (RMA) stopped sales of new policies for an insurance program for cattle... full story

Election Year 2004: Be An Agent in Action!

(1/20/2004) Have you made your political plans for 2004? Each new year brings new challenges, opportunities and responsibilities. The fact that 2004 is an election... full story

III Forecasts 2004

(1/13/2004) The Insurance Information Institute (III) is out with its annual survey in which a panel of Wall Street stock analysts and industry professionals is asked... full story

New California Carrier Trade Group Formed in Wake of NAII-AAI Merger

(1/13/2004) The formation of a newcarrier trade group, the Pacific Association of Domestic Insurance Companies (PADIC) was announced on January 6, 2004. The action comes as... full story

St Paul/Travelers Merger Proceeds

(12/30/2003) The St. Paul Cos.' pending merger with Travelers Property Casualty Corp. is one step closer to being realized. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has given... full story

Homeowners Premiums Expected to Rise in 2004

(12/30/2003) Homeowners insurance premiums are expected to increase by eight percent in 2004 compared with the 7 percent average increase in 2003, according to the Insurance... full story

P&C Net Income Surges

(12/30/2003) The Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) and the National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII) report a surge in the P&C industry's net income after taxe... full story

Forrester Appointed Head of Insurance Education Foundation

(12/23/2003) Larry L. Forrester has been appointed as the president and CEO of the Insurance Education Foundation (IEF). Recently retired as president and CEO of the... full story

PIA Announces Annual Federal Legislative Summit

(12/22/2003) WASHINGTON, December 22, 2003 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) will hold its annual Federal Legislative Summit on Marc... full story

NAIC, NCOIL and NCSL Agree on Goals, Differ on Strategies

(12/16/2003) Within the past month, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) and National Conference ... full story

Hard Market to Persist Through 2004, Says Ernst & Young

(12/16/2003) Disciplined underwriting and pricing in property and casualty commercial insurance should continue through 2004, but the temptation to cut prices and relax stan... full story

PIA Objects to NAIC Risk Retention Act Proposals

(12/16/2003) The NAIC is considering supporting the expansion of the Federal Liability Risk Retention Act, to allow for risk retention groups to write commercial property in... full story

Supreme Court Upholds Campaign Finance Law

(12/16/2003) On Wednesday December 10, the United States Supreme Court upheld the ban on "soft money" contributions to national political parties. In a 5-4 ruling, the... full story

Vermont Official Says Dean Did Not Turn State Into a "Captive Haven"

(12/16/2003) An article in the December 16, 2003 Boston Globe saying presidential candidate Howard Dean turned Vermont into a corporate tax haven for captive insurers is... full story

2004 Hurricane Season to be Active

(12/09/2003) Colorado State University hurricane forecaster William Gray is out with his prediction for the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Gray and his team said they expec... full story

Travelers, St. Paul Announce Appointments

(12/09/2003) Following the announcement of The St. Paul and Travelers merger agreement, a series of senior management appointments were announced that will become effective ... full story