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Distracted Drivers Account for 80 Percent of Crashes

(4/26/2006) A recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that distracted drivers are the leading cause of auto crashes in the U... full story

GEICO Sues Competitor Alleging Misappropriation of its Gecko

(4/26/2006) GEICO has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging one of its competitors has misappropriated the cartoon character around which it has built its advertising..... full story

Making a Difference With PIAPAC

(4/24/2006) To all PIA members: I am thrilled to be the newest addition to your national staff. As I step into the role, I would... full story

Superintendent Alessandro Iuppa's Remarks for PIA's Federal Legislative Summit

(4/24/2006) Let me begin by thanking PIA members for this opportunity to share my comments directly with you, to coincide with your 2006 PIA Federal... full story

NCOIL Reaffirms Its Opposition to Optional Federal Charter

(4/20/2006) In response to the long-threatened introduction of S. 2509, the National Insurance Act of 2006, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has iss... full story

NAIC Closing In On Goal of Creating Interstate Compact

(4/20/2006) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is close to creating an interstate compact to streamline insurance regulation across the United State... full story

Mississippi AG's Comment Comparing Insurance Companies to Nazis Draws Rebuke

(4/20/2006) Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's recent comments comparing insurance companies to Nazis has drawn a stern rebuke from the National Association of Mutual ... full story

PIA's Brevik Addresses How Carriers Relate to Agents With Technology

(4/20/2006) Carriers could move away from proprietary Web site systems if they wanted to and a standard interface is achievable. Those were among the observations of... full story

Safeco Considers Selling Insurance Directly on the Internet

(4/20/2006) Safeco Corp. may sell private passenger automobile insurance directly to consumers online. Michael LaRocco, president of product, underwriting and claims for Sa... full story

PIA Members Blanket Capitol Hill in Effort to Assure Optional Federal Charter Bill is Dead on Arrival

(4/12/2006) PIA Main Street Agents Visit Capitol Hill - PIA membersfrom Louisiana make their rounds in the shadow of the U.SCapitol on April 6, 2006... full story

Larry McGillis Named PIAPAC Person of the Year

(4/11/2006) Larry McGillis of Portland, North Dakota was named PIAPAC Person of the Year April 6, during the annual PIAPAC Fundraising Dinner. A longtime political action..... full story

Rep. Rick Renzi, Former PIA Member, Says He Wouldn't Be in Congress Without PIA

(4/11/2006) One Member of Congress says he would not be in Congress were it not for PIA. Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) told attendees at the PIA... full story

2006 PIAPAC Dinner

(4/08/2006) On Thursday, April 6, 2006, 80 people attended the annual PIAPAC Dinner in Washington, D.C. at the Phoenix Park Hotel. This event, held during... full story

PIA Members to Converge on DC This Week for PIA Federal Legislative Summit

(4/04/2006) Members of PIA from throughout the nation are set to convene on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 5 and 6, 2006 for the... full story

PIA Members Grassroots Alert - Send a Message to Congress in Support of the FLS!

(4/04/2006) On April 6, less than 24 hours after a bill to create an optional federal charter for insurance was introduced in the U.S. Senate,... full story

PIA 2006 Federal Legislative Summit - Issues Focus

(4/04/2006) Opposition to proposals for optional federal charters and support for a public-private natural catastrophe plan top the list of issues on the minds of PIA... full story

Banks and Realtors Continue to Butt Heads

(4/04/2006) A March 27 letter signed by representatives of major bank trade associations which blasts the National Association of Realtors, was sent to Congress. In it,... full story

NAIC Establishes Task Force on Climate Change

(3/21/2006) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners voted unanimously during its Spring meetings to establish a task force to examine the impact of climate chan... full story

NCOIL Resolutions Support State Regulation, Nat Cat Legislation

(3/21/2006) Committees of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) have reaffirmed the organization's longstanding support of state regulation of insurance,... full story

NAIC Committee Advances a Revised Fingerprint Model

(3/14/2006) The NAIC's Market Regulation & Consumer Affairs (D) Committee passed the Authorization for Criminal History Record Check Model Act on to the Executive/Plenary C... full story