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PIA Announces Annual Federal Legislative Summit

(12/22/2003) WASHINGTON, December 22, 2003 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) will hold its annual Federal Legislative Summit on Marc... full story

NAIC, NCOIL and NCSL Agree on Goals, Differ on Strategies

(12/16/2003) Within the past month, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) and National Conference ... full story

Hard Market to Persist Through 2004, Says Ernst & Young

(12/16/2003) Disciplined underwriting and pricing in property and casualty commercial insurance should continue through 2004, but the temptation to cut prices and relax stan... full story

PIA Objects to NAIC Risk Retention Act Proposals

(12/16/2003) The NAIC is considering supporting the expansion of the Federal Liability Risk Retention Act, to allow for risk retention groups to write commercial property in... full story

Supreme Court Upholds Campaign Finance Law

(12/16/2003) On Wednesday December 10, the United States Supreme Court upheld the ban on "soft money" contributions to national political parties. In a 5-4 ruling, the... full story

Vermont Official Says Dean Did Not Turn State Into a "Captive Haven"

(12/16/2003) An article in the December 16, 2003 Boston Globe saying presidential candidate Howard Dean turned Vermont into a corporate tax haven for captive insurers is... full story

2004 Hurricane Season to be Active

(12/09/2003) Colorado State University hurricane forecaster William Gray is out with his prediction for the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Gray and his team said they expec... full story

Travelers, St. Paul Announce Appointments

(12/09/2003) Following the announcement of The St. Paul and Travelers merger agreement, a series of senior management appointments were announced that will become effective ... full story

NAIC Announces February Forum in Washington, D.C.

(12/09/2003) The NAIC has announced it will conduct a two-day symposium February 23-24 in Washington, D.C. entitled "Ensuring Solvency, Transparency and Competitiveness in a... full story

NAIC Elects New Officers

(12/09/2003) Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) have elected regulators from South Carolina, North Dakota and Oregon to serve as the assoc... full story

Ten States Receive NAIC Accreditation Awards

(12/09/2003) Ten state departments of insurance today received an Accreditation Award under the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Financial Regulation ... full story

Florida Official Warns Consumers to be Wary of Buying Insurance Online

(12/02/2003) Florida's Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher is warning consumers to be wary about buying insurance over the Internet. In recent months, the state's Departme... full story

NAIC to Meet in Anaheim, CA December 6-9

(12/02/2003) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) will hold its end-of-year meeting later this week. Following a keynote address by TV and radio person... full story

Weiss: Eight Insurers Command 73 Percent of Homeowners Market in Mid-Atlantic

(11/25/2003) According to a recent analysis by Weiss Ratings, Inc., eight large property and casualty insurers are exposed to 72.2 percent of the homeowners insurance risk..... full story

NCOIL Elects Florida State Sen. Steve Geller President at Annual Meeting

(11/25/2003) The NCOIL membership elected Florida State Sen. Steven Geller to serve as President of NCOIL in 2004, replacing outgoing Vermont State Rep. President Kathleen K... full story

ISO Chief Says Hard Market Coming to a Close

(11/18/2003) The hard market is coming to a close and insurers now must not sow the seeds of their own destruction by abandoning sound underwriting and... full story

St. Paul, Travelers Announce Merger Agreement

(11/18/2003) The St. Paul Companies, Inc. and Travelers Property Casualty Corp. today announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement that will create the nati... full story

Is Obesity a Disease? Debate Has Insurance Implications

(11/10/2003) A public policy debate has started recently that may ultimately have an affect on insurance. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCOIL) reports that ... full story

Insured Losses From California Fires Could Top $2 Billion

(11/10/2003) The recent fires in southern California could end up being the costliest in California history. The Insurance Information Institute predicts losses will be abou... full story

Q3 Insured Catastrophe Losses Take a Big Jump

(10/28/2003) Insurers are expected to pay $2.9 billion to homeowners and businesses for insured property losses from seven catastrophic events in the third quarter of this..... full story