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PIA of Ohio Protests Insurance Ads in Vehicle Registration Renewals

(2/01/2006) PIA of Ohio is speaking out on behalf of independent insurance agents and consumers in the state by objecting to auto insurance advertisements being included...... full story

Massachusetts Insurance Agent Gunned Down Execution Style Worked for PIA Agency

(2/01/2006) A 39-year-old insurance agent who was gunned down execution-style as he arrived at his office worked for a PIA member agency. Edward Schiller was an... full story

The 2006 PIA Federal Legislative Summit - Where You Make the Difference!

(2/01/2006) There's no such thing as an overnight success on Capitol Hill. Legislative victories require sustained hard work and dedication - the kind... full story

Top 3 Consumer Insurance Complaints: Delays, Denials, Small Settlements

(1/24/2006) The top three reasons consumers filed formal complaints against their insurance companies in 2005 were delays, denials and unsatisfactory settlement offers, acc... full story

District Attorney Says Murder of Massachusetts Insurance Agent "An Execution"

(1/24/2006) Police in Massachusetts are still searching for the person or persons who murdered an insurance agent in a Newton parking garage. Edward Schiller of Framingham.... full story

Agents Invited to Take the ACORD-AUGIE Survey

(1/24/2006) Agency producers, principals and CSRs are being invited to tell carriers and vendors what they need to do their jobs better. They are all invited... full story

No Arrests Yet in Murder of Massachusetts Insurance Agent

(1/18/2006) Police in Massachusetts say no arrests have been made in the murder of an insurance agent who was shot in the head Friday morning in... full story

PIA's Brevik Named to Top 100 'Most Powerful' List for Second Year in Row

(1/18/2006) For the second year in a row Leonard C. Brevik, executive vice president and CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), has... full story

Report Says AIG Expected to Pay $1 Billion-plus to Settle Probes

(1/18/2006) American International Group Inc. (AIG) is expected to pay over $1 billion to settle civil-fraud investigations by state and federal authorities, according to a... full story

Bill to Protect Returning Soldiers in Insurance Introduced in Mississippi

(1/18/2006) State Rep. Dean Kirby (R) has introduced a bill that would prevent insurance companies from penalizing individuals activated for military service. In Mississipp... full story

PIA of Georgia Holds Legislative Reception

(1/18/2006) Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine was among the featured guests January 10 at the seventh annual legislative reception sponsored by the Professional Insuranc... full story

Puerto Rico Joins NAIC Interstate Compact

(1/10/2006) Puerto Rico Governor Anbal Acevedo Vil° signed the Interstate Compact on December 22, 2005 making the U.S. territory the 20th jurisdiction to join the Compa... full story

Conning Says Exit Imminent for Personal Lines Insurance "Also-Rans"

(1/10/2006) Dozens of insurers will exit the personal property-casualty industry over the next few years, according to a new study by Conning Research and Consulting, Inc..... full story

Travelers to Offer Drivers of Hybrids 10% Discount on Auto Insurance

(1/10/2006) Travelers personal lines says it will implement a ten percent discount on auto insurance to hybrid vehicle owners beginning in February. Hybrid vehicles combine... full story

Register Now for the 2006 PIA Federal Legislative Summit

(1/10/2006) Be a part of the most important day on Capitol Hill for PIA members! Now is the time to register for the 2006 PIA... full story

Insurance Agency President Charged With Shooting His Partners

(1/04/2006) Authorities say the president of a small North Carolina insurance agency is accused of shooting his two partners in a business dispute. James T. Tedesco,... full story

Despite Record Cat Losses, Insurers' Income Up Through Nine Months

(1/04/2006) According to the Property Casualty Insurers Association (PCI) and the Insurance Services Office's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit, the U.S. property/casualty... full story

House Financial Services Committee Marks Five Years

(1/04/2006) On January 3, 2001 the House of Representatives approved a series of rule changes that included the creation of the Financial Services Committee. By approving..... full story

National Bank Act Does Not Preempt Age Bias Claim

(1/04/2006) The Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals ruled December 23 that the National Bank Act does not preempt a fired bank manager's age discrimination claim under... full story

Driving Much More Dangerous in Rural Areas

(12/28/2005) If you think you're in greater danger driving in urban areas as opposed to rural areas, you're wrong. According to a government report on traffic... full story