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PIA Thanks Agents Who Responded to Flood Grassroots

(12/06/2005) A big "thank you" for your messages to Congress on the need to act quickly on funding to pay claims under the federal flood insurance... full story

PIA Attending This Week's NAIC Meetings in Chicago

(12/06/2005) PIA is attending the winter meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in Chicago. The meetings got underway December 3 and will wrap up...... full story

PIA to NAIC: Two Models Not Ready for Prime Time

(11/30/2005) PIA is telling the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that two draft models slated for additional consideration this week are not ready for ... full story

NAIC Unveils Public Portal to Insurance Carrier Data

(11/30/2005) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has unveiled a new system to deliver annual statement information to consumers online. Beginning Febr... full story

NCOIL Reauthorizes Credit Scoring Model, Will Debate Refinements Next Year

(11/22/2005) The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) has voted to reauthorize a widely adopted model law on the use of credit information in insurance scori... full story

PIA National President Peretti Comments on Post-Storms Market in National Underwriter

(11/22/2005) Despite some short-term upward pressure on pricing as the result of the hurricanes of 2005, long-term price increases will be incremental, and not huge. ... full story

PIA Conducting Two Tandem Grassroots Campaigns on TRIA and Flood Bills

(11/17/2005) Washington - PIA is in the midst of two simultaneous nationwide grassroots action campaigns - one to secure renewal by Congress... full story

In Wake of Hurricanes, Companies Ditch Tape Storage, Favor Distant Backup Locations

(11/08/2005) A PIA member whose agency was flooded by Hurricane Katrina thought his data was secured. He had two tape backups. But there was a problem:... full story

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Oxley Announces Retirement

(11/08/2005) House Financial Services Committee Chairman Mike Oxley (R-Ohio) announced his retirement last week. GOP committee term limits will force Oxley to give up his ch... full story

PA Governor Rendell Signs Bill to Protect Soldiers from Auto Insurance Rate Hikes

(10/25/2005) A bill that passed both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature with no dissenting votes and was signed into law on October 6, 2005 by Gov.... full story

Poll: Investors See Financial Regulation Too Lenient

(10/25/2005) Despite the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation three years ago, more than half (55%) of U.S. investors think that the financial and accounting regulation... full story

NY Consumer Group Wants DOI to Post Detailed Rates Online

(10/18/2005) A consumer group is calling on the New York State Insurance Department to compile rate information and post it online, so state residents can more... full story

The Fading Superstar

(10/18/2005) Six months ago you used the Omnia Profile to hire the administrative assistant of your dreams. She's patient, efficient, never makes mistakes, friendly, and... full story

Take-charge interviewing

(10/18/2005) What is it about interviews that makes us think we can "wing it?" Maybe it's the chemistry we feel with applicants, their impressive appearance... full story

Sticker Shock: The Price You'll Really Pay When Employees Leave

(10/18/2005) Two months ago you hired Dave to work in sales. This morning he dropped the bomb: he's leaving your company to go to your... full story

Medicaid Gives Drug Store $1 Million for One Bottle of Eyedrops

(10/18/2005) When a drug store in Independence, Kansas billed Medicaid for one bottle of eyedrops, it received a check from Medicaid for more than $1 million.... full story

All Aboard the PIAPAC Moonlight Cruise

(10/14/2005) On the evening of Saturday, September 10, those who had contributed $100 or more to the PIA Political Action Committee (PIAPAC) during the 2005 calendar... full story

Judge Rules Successor Accounting Firm Liable for Damages in Decades Old Liquidation

(10/04/2005) A federal judge has ruled that the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is fully responsible for paying a $182.9 million judgment stemming from a jury's findi... full story

A.M. Best Takes Rating Actions Based on Hurricane Katrina

(9/20/2005) Due to the evolving effects of Hurricane Katrina, A.M. Best Co. has been aggregating public and private information in order to assess the financial impact... full story

Applied Systems/ASCNET Users Group Assists Agents

(9/06/2005) Agencies that are members of Applied Systems that want to help other agencies displaced by Katrina are asked to email offers of the temporary use... full story