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BLS: Insurance Jobs Up in April
The U.S. insurance industry added 14,000 jobs in April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released on May 5 and reported by Best’s News Service...
PA Commissioner Urges More Flood Options
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller urged the state’s Congressional delegation to fight for more flood insurance options for homeowners, as Congress considers reauthorization of the federal National Flood Insurance Program prior to its Sept. 30 expiration...
Improve Your Agency Leadership Skills—A Free Webinar for PIA Members
Have you ever considered the impact that soft skills can have on effective leadership? Most leaders understand that it takes more than technical knowledge and product expertise to successfully develop and lead a team...
Louisiana Request for NFIP Extension Granted
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s request for an extension for August 2016 flood victims to file their proof-of-loss claims was granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
NCCI’s Regulatory Agent Digest – May 2017
The latest NCCI’s Regulatory Agent Digest is now out. This online newsletter contains timely and relevant workers compensation issues of particular interest to insurance agents and producers...
Have You Switched to a .INSURANCE Domain?
In May 2016, fTLD Registry Services launched the .INSURANCE domain to provide an easily identifiable space online for the insurance industry and the customers it serves.
PIA Continues to Fight Against Insurance Czar in CHOICE Act
The Financial CHOICE Act, the Republican alternative to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, was introduced in the House last week and had a markup before the Financial Services Committee on Tuesday May 2...
Draft Flood Bill Released in Senate
A discussion draft of a bill has been released (not yet introduced) by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) that would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program for 10 years and make several reforms to the program, such as...
Q1 a Disaster for Insurance Payouts
Aon Benfield reports that insured damage from all natural disasters in the United States in the first quarter is currently estimated to total nearly $7 billion, and of that, about $6 billion is from severe storms...
ACA Premiums Will Rise Sharply Without Subsidies
Experts predict that if subsidies to cover out-of-pocket costs for low-income Affordable Care Act enrollees are not funded, premiums in the ACA individual market could rise by 25 percent to 30 percent on average nationwide...