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PIA Lauds FCC Decision to Stay Rule Restricting FAX Communications
WASHINGTON, August 20, 2003 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) today lauded the decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stay...
FCC Extends Deadline on "NO-FAX" Rules
On August 18, 2003, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it has extended to January 1, 2005, the effective date of its new rules...
Trial Lawyers Vow to Challenge New Florida Malpractice Law
Florida's trial lawyers are promising to challenge a new state law that caps the amount of money malpractice victims can receive for pain and suffering....
Carrier Losses From Blackout Expected to be Modest
Insured losses resulting from last Thursday's massive power blackout are expected to be modest. No specific dollar figure is available yet. The Insurance Information Institute...
Sample Letter for Agents to Give Their Vendors
In the October 2002 PIA Connection, PIA National suggested that agents draft and issue a non-disclosure agreement to be signed by all of their third...
Florida Close to Malpractice Cap, Bush Calls Special Session
Lawmakers in Florida have reached an agreement with Governor Jeb Bush limiting doctor's liability in medical malpractice cases to $500,000 for non-economic damages in most...
Mercury to Sell Auto in NJ, Use Insurance Scores
Although Mercury General Insurance Company is the first major auto insurer to enter the New Jersey market in seven years and will help ease the...
House FCRA Bill Provisions and Implications
As reported in the July 28 edition of PIA National Newsline, the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 2622, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions...
NCOIL Adopts Asbestos-Reform Resolution
Legislators of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) Property-Casualty Insurance Committee unanimously adopted a resolution recently calling for reform of the current asbestos-litigation system...
Further Detail on House FCRA Bill Provisions and Implications
In the June edition of PIA Connection, I discussed some of the key issues related to the debate on reauthorization of the Fair Credit...