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NAIC Investigates Licensing of Claims Adjusters

(9/23/2003) During the fall meeting of the NAIC in Chicago September 13-16, 2003, an NAIC subgroup met to consider drafting a model law which would require... full story

Conning Says Car Owners Subsidizing Premiums for Light Truck and SUV Owners

(9/16/2003) Light trucks and SUVs generate the highest profits for automakers, but are fast becoming one of auto insurers' biggest risks, according to a new study... full story

Major Insurers Sue Osama bin Laden Over 9/11 Attacks

(9/16/2003) On the eve of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, five major insurance companies sued Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida, dozens of other terrorist... full story

Mid Atlantic Girds for Hurricane Isabel

(9/16/2003) As of now, it looks like dangerous Hurricane Isabel may make landfall somewhere along the East Coast of the United States. While meteorologists acknowledge that... full story

NAIC to Hold Quarterly Meeting

(9/10/2003) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) will hold its Fall quarterly meetings in Chicago on Sept. 13 through 16. Many of the issues that... full story

Despite Rising Profits, P/C Industry Net Worth Still Declining

(9/03/2003) While strong underwriting results propelled the property/casualty insurance industry to profitability in 2002, insurers have not fully recovered from anemic pre... full story

Study Says Auto Rates Increasing But Not As Fast As Last Year

(8/26/2003) Rising costs of medical care, vehicle repair, jury awards, automobile theft and fraud are expected to drive up auto insurance rates by six percent in... full story

Carrier Losses From Blackout Expected to be Modest

(8/18/2003) Insured losses resulting from last Thursday's massive power blackout are expected to be modest. No specific dollar figure is available yet. The Insurance Inform... full story

NCOIL Adopts Asbestos-Reform Resolution

(8/12/2003) Legislators of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) Property-Casualty Insurance Committee unanimously adopted a resolution recently calling... full story

NAIC Issues Auto Insurance Cost Data, New Jersey Officials Complain

(8/05/2003) Insurance regulators in New Jersey are expressing displeasure with the annual auto insurance cost survey put out by the National Association of Insurance Commis... full story

Federal Government Warns of Flaw in Windows Software

(8/05/2003) A serious flaw has been found in some versions of Windows software from Microsoft Corporation. The flaw enables hackers to essentially take over a computer... full story

NAIC Launches ASSURE Website

(7/29/2003) Last week the Alliance for Sound State Uniform Regulatory Efficiency (ASSURE) announced the launch of its new website, www.assureusa.org . ASSURE is the organiz... full story

Hatch Schedules Meeting on Asbestos Reform Bill

(6/24/2003) The Senate Judiciary Committee will meet again on 6/24/2003 as panel members continue to try to resolve differences on how a national asbestos trust fund... full story

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses California Holocaust-Era Insurance Law

(6/24/2003) By a vote of 5-4, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that California's Holocaust Victim Insurance Relief Act of 1999, which revokes the license... full story

NAIC 2003 Summer Meeting Preview

(6/16/2003) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is holding its summer meeting in New York City June 21 through June 24, 2003. Several issues of... full story

Battle Over Campaign Finance Reform Heats Up

(6/10/2003) Just a little over a year ago, President Bush signed into law the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002 (see PIA Connection, May... full story

Hurricane Tips Guide for PIA Members

(6/10/2003) PIA National has created a two-page guide entitled "Hurricane Tips for Homeowners" that members can reproduce and distribute to their clients and prospects. It ... full story

AIG's Greenberg Predicts Defeat For Asbestos Bill

(6/10/2003) Legislation to resolve the nation's asbestos problem is likely to fail, according to Maurice Greenberg, CEO of American International Group (AIG). Greenberg tol... full story

Asbestos Hearing Scheduled in Senate

(5/27/2003) Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, June 4, 2003 on "Solving the Asbestos Litigation Crisis." Chairm... full story

PIA Issue Update OSHA Ergonomics

(5/27/2003) In 2001, PIA joined with a host of small business groups to argue for the repeal of a regulation on ergonomics promulgated by the Occupational... full story