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Industry Well-capitalized for Florence

(9/18/2018) U.S. insurers are sitting on roughly a half-trillion of available capital. full story

Flood Insurance Uptake Lags Despite Hurricanes

(9/18/2018) data from the National Flood Insurance Program showed that 3.6 percent fewer flood insurance policies are in force in North Carolina compared to 2013. full story

PIA Unable to Support Data Bill

(9/18/2018) PIA is unable to support H.R. 6743, the “Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act.” full story

PIA’s 2018 Agency Marketing Guide Now Available Online

(9/18/2018) PIA is excited to announce that the 2018 PIA Agency Marketing Guide is now available online to PIA members and their colleagues. full story

Tax 2.0 Package Poised to Advance

(9/18/2018) The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to pass its “Tax 2.0” package. full story

NY Sues OCC for Allowing Fintechs to Skirt State Regs

(9/18/2018) New York state’s top banking regulator has sued the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). full story

Lawsuit Aims to Block ‘Short-term’ Health Plans

(9/18/2018) A lawsuit has been filed seeking to block the expansion of so-called short-term health plans. full story

Free Trial of eForms Wizard Gold Level Package for PIA members

(9/18/2018) AVYST eForms Wizard is a software solution that enables professional insurance agents and producers to efficiently interview clients and prospects on-site with ... full story

FEMA Was Overwhelmed in 2017, GAO Says

(9/11/2018) Back-to-back hurricanes and catastrophic wildfires in California overwhelmed federal disaster responders last year. full story

Fitch: Workers’ Comp Profits Strong

(9/11/2018) Fitch Ratings says the U.S. workers’ compensation insurance market reported strong underwriting performance for the third consecutive year in 2017. full story

Modest Premium Hikes as ACA Stabilizes

(9/11/2018) Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will see price cuts. full story

Cyber Premiums to Increase Five-Fold

(9/11/2018) Munich Re predicts that worldwide cyber insurance premiums will grow from $4 billion currently to $20 billion by 2025. full story

SC Data Security Law Info Session

(9/11/2018) The South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act creates rules for South Carolina licensees. full story

Hurricanes Have Failed to Spur Flood Insurance Reform Bill

(9/11/2018) Reforms for the troubled National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remain stalled in Congress. full story

New Study: What Ignites Wildfires?

(9/11/2018) A University of Colorado study reveals that 84 percent of wildfires in the United States are started by people. full story

Faster, Easier, More Efficient Submissions With eForms Wizard

(9/11/2018) Simplify client interviews, streamline the submission process and get to market faster with AVYST eForms Wizard. full story

PIA Partners With AVYST to Help Agents Get to Market Faster

(9/06/2018) New product simplifies client interviews, reduces data reentry and streamlines submission process. full story

September Is National Preparedness Month

(9/05/2018) September is National Preparedness Month full story

Ruling Cuts Off Funds for Hurricane Maria Victims

(9/05/2018) Government-funded housing provided to Hurricane Maria victims by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will end following a court ruling. full story

“Alexa, Get Me Insurance”

(9/05/2018) A German insurance company will soon begin selling policies through Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant. full story