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St. Paul, Travelers Announce Merger Agreement
The St. Paul Companies, Inc. and Travelers Property Casualty Corp. today announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement that will create the nation's...
NIPR Adopts Goals for 2004
The National Insurance Producers Registry (NIPR) board of directors held its annual retreat last week to undertake short and long term planning, including program development...
PIA Urges FEMA to Drop Proposed Change to National Flood Insurance Program
WASHINGTON, November 14, 2003 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is urging that the federal government drop a proposed change...
FCRA Passed by Senate, Moves to Conference
On November 5, 2003, the U.S. Senate voted 95-2 to reauthorize the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). S. 1753 renews expiring FCRA provisions that give...
An Information Security Program
The following is a general guide that advises agents on creating an information security program. Agents have a duty to create such a program....
PIA National to File Comments This Week on Proposed Flood Insurance Rules
PIA National is preparing to file formal comments regarding a proposed federal rulemaking involving the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If certain changes to the...
Another Congressional Hearing on Insurance Regulation
On November 5, the House Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government-Sponsored Enterprises held a hearing on reforming insurance regulation. Members of...
Is Obesity a Disease? Debate Has Insurance Implications
A public policy debate has started recently that may ultimately have an affect on insurance. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCOIL) reports that so...
Insured Losses From California Fires Could Top $2 Billion
The recent fires in southern California could end up being the costliest in California history. The Insurance Information Institute predicts losses will be about $2...
Make Sure Your Agency's Phone Number Generates Caller ID by January 29, 2004
As part of the FCC and FTC Do Not Call laws, any business making telemarketing calls, whether or not these calls are permitted by the...