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News and Notes From the NAIC

I don’t have an inspired, pithy theme today so I’m going to take the easy way out. The ever-popular bullet-point News and Notes version of a column. I’ll try to weave in some pithy along the way…. (Posted: 12/5/2012 9:17:25 AM)

Committee to Consider Making Public Market Information More Accessible

The Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee will explore possible ways to making market information that is currently public, such as completed exam reports and consumer complaint data, more accessible electronically, such as through the NAIC website. (Posted: 12/5/2012 9:12:05 AM)

NAIC Approves 2013 Budget After Adding $10,000 for Consumer Representatives’ International Travel

The NAIC’s 2013 budget was approved without dissent during the Dec. 2 Joint Executive (EX) Committee and Plenary meeting with a single addition, $10,000 budgeted for funded consumer representatives to travel to international insurance regulation meetings. (Posted: 12/5/2012 9:08:29 AM)

Consumerists Rip Auto Insurance Study Group

When the NAIC created the Auto Insurance (C/D) Study Group at the beginning of 2012 to conduct research into “availability and affordability issues” of auto insurance for low-income drivers, it did so at the urging of the NAIC’s-funded consumer representatives. (Posted: 12/5/2012 9:05:00 AM)

Transparency Working Group Asked to Speed Up Progress

Since its last in-person meeting during the NAIC summer national meeting in August, the Transparency and Readability of Consumer Information (C) Working Group has continued to work on drafting various “consumer shopping guides” for homeowners and auto insurance, which are intended to be utilized by state insurance departments. (Posted: 12/5/2012 9:01:31 AM)

Market Regulation Survey of Industry Planned

A joint working group of the NAIC and the National Conference of Insurance Legislators plans to launch a survey of industry to gather data regarding market regulation issues that may call for reform. (Posted: 12/5/2012 8:54:56 AM)

Corporate Governance Proposals Delayed

In a surprise move, the Corporate Governance Working Group decided it needed more industry input on the new corporate governance initiatives currently under deliberation. The group voted to delay action and established a Jan. 18, 2013, deadline for more comments. The proposals can be found here. (Posted: 12/5/2012 8:40:06 AM)

Climate-Change Questions Will Be Included in Examiners Handbook

The Climate Change and Global Warming (E) Working Group met Dec. 1 mainly to hear a presentation from the Institute for Building and Home Safety on the IBHS’s efforts to promote strong building codes and encourage disaster-resistant structural design and construction. (Posted: 12/5/2012 8:36:22 AM)

NAMIC Testifies on Post-Catastrophe Claims Issues

Participating in a Dec. 2 public hearing of the NAIC’s Property and Casualty (C) Committee on the subject of catastrophe claims issues, NAMIC cited evidence demonstrating insurers’ high level of performance in processing and paying property claims following a catastrophe and raised concerns regarding various aspects of state government actions following recent disasters including data calls and declarations regarding the applicability of deductibles. (Posted: 12/5/2012 8:30:00 AM)

Risk, Uncertainty and Profit

Last week I spoke at the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Insurance Summit in Orlando to a roomful of insurance industry representatives, regulators, legislators, and policymakers. In my keynote address – “Florida in the National Picture” – I spoke about the view of Florida in the national insurance picture and made all the points you’d expect about eliminating rate suppression, depopulating Citizens, and reforming the economically unsound Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund in this heavily populated and disaster-prone state. (Posted: 12/4/2012 3:03:43 PM)

New Jersey: Speaker to Introduce Cap on Public Adjuster Fees (12/4/2012 2:54:34 PM)

New Jersey: Letter Authorizing Adjuster Access to Ocean County (12/4/2012 2:49:51 PM)

NAMIC PAC Hits 2012 Goals (12/4/2012 11:34:58 AM)

Florida: Governor Emphasizes ‘Speed-to-Market’ During Insurance Summit (12/4/2012 11:24:55 AM)

The Value of Unsolicited Advice (11/28/2012 12:29:14 PM)

Transparency Working Group Remains Focused on Shopping Guides (11/28/2012 12:22:35 PM)

Auto Insurance Study Group to Discuss Research Methods (11/28/2012 12:18:56 PM)

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Corporate Governance Working Group Will Likely Set Course (11/28/2012 12:08:11 PM)

Working Group Will Consider Climate-Change Additions to Examiners Handbook (11/28/2012 12:02:08 PM)

Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Catastrophe Claims Issues (11/28/2012 11:58:40 AM)

Rhode Island: Emergency Adjuster, Appraiser Licensing Bulletin Amended (11/20/2012 11:01:58 AM)

Maine: High Court Modifies Standard for Permissive Use of an Auto (11/6/2012 10:10:07 AM)

Virginia: Court Agrees With NAMIC, Says Defective Drywall Not Covered by HO Policy (11/6/2012 10:05:45 AM)

South Carolina: NAMIC Helps Challenge Misinformed Insurance ‘Expert’ (11/6/2012 9:48:20 AM)

New Hampshire: Med Mal JUA Ordered to Distribute Excess Surplus to Policyholders (10/23/2012 9:03:27 AM)

Rhode Island: Webinars Offered on Claims Intercept Requirements for Medicaid (10/23/2012 9:00:21 AM)

Mississippi: Online Verification System Implementation Moving Along (10/23/2012 8:54:10 AM)

Connecticut: State Expands Commercial Lines Exemption to Claims-Made Policies (10/23/2012 8:51:14 AM)

Alabama: ‘Homeowners Bill of Rights’ Bulletin Issued (10/23/2012 8:47:56 AM)

Vermont Reviewing Total Loss Settlement Issue (10/9/2012 10:13:55 AM)

Florida: Summit ‘Top-Line’ Agenda Now Available (10/9/2012 10:10:03 AM)

Alabama: Governor’s Legislative Director Meets With Industry Reps (10/9/2012 10:02:55 AM)

Massachusetts: Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing Rejected (9/11/2012 11:22:41 AM)

Rhode Island: Supreme Court Agrees With NAMIC Position on UM Coverage (9/11/2012 10:40:40 AM)

Maryland: Special Session Fails to Pass Pit Bull Legislation (8/28/2012 10:01:31 AM)

Illinois: Governor Signs School Bus Insurance bill (8/28/2012 9:56:02 AM)

Alabama: Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission Agrees to Subcommittee Reports (8/28/2012 9:43:28 AM)

An Unexpected Turn of Events (8/16/2012 11:02:41 AM)

Public Hearing on Catastrophe Claims Planned, But Scope Uncertain (8/16/2012 11:00:04 AM)

Market Regulation Reform Efforts Discussed (8/16/2012 10:56:49 AM)

Climate Change Working Group Stymied by Definitional Problem (8/16/2012 10:48:50 AM)

NAMIC Cites Concerns Regarding Initiative to Use SERFF for Public Access to Filings (8/16/2012 10:45:40 AM)

Auto Insurance Study Group Adopts Work Plan (8/16/2012 10:30:47 AM)

Corporate Governance Proposal Formally ‘Exposed’ (8/16/2012 10:26:41 AM)

Significant Progress Made on ORSA (8/16/2012 10:20:43 AM)

Alabama: Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission to Meet Again (8/14/2012 10:30:14 AM)

Corporate Governance Proposals Cause Concern (8/9/2012 11:47:50 AM)

ORSA on My Mind (8/9/2012 11:06:45 AM)

Auto Insurance Study Group Aims to Finalize Work Plan (8/8/2012 11:00:19 AM)

P/C Committee to Provide Information on Catastrophe Claims Public Hearing (8/8/2012 10:32:30 AM)

Discussion on Enhancing State Market Regulation Planned (8/8/2012 10:23:56 AM)

Climate Change Working Group Will Consider Additions to Examiners Handbook (8/8/2012 10:16:08 AM)

Public Hearing Planned on ‘Leveraging’ SERFF for Public Access to Filings (8/8/2012 9:57:20 AM)

 NCOIL Report: Despite NAMIC Objections, Legislators Adopt Binder Model (7/31/2012 12:21:24 PM)

 Florida: NAMIC CEO to Speak at Industry Summit (7/31/2012 11:14:51 AM)

 Crossing the Goal Line (7/3/2012 12:46:32 PM)

 North Carolina: Property Insurance Bill Headed to Governor (7/3/2012 12:44:39 PM)

 Former Regulators, Officials to Eye Systemic Risk (7/3/2012 12:42:52 PM)

 June Ends With Success Thanks to CCP Participants (7/3/2012 12:39:13 PM)

 NFIP Reforms, Reauthorization Become Law (7/3/2012 12:28:07 PM)

 North Carolina: House Insurance Committee Approves Senate Property Insurance Bill (6/26/2012 3:01:41 PM)

 Senate Passes Farm Bill With Crop Insurance Adjustments (6/26/2012 3:00:29 PM)

 Kentucky, Tennessee Close Out June for CCP (6/26/2012 2:41:37 PM)

 Rhode Island: Governor Vetoes Auto Body Bill Opposed by NAMIC (6/26/2012 2:25:58 PM)

 South Carolina: Session Adjourns After Passing Metal Theft, Auto Glass Bills (6/12/2012 11:30:35 AM)

 North Carolina: Senate Insurance Committee Approves Version of Property Ratemaking Study Committee Report (6/12/2012 11:16:58 AM)

 Crop Insurance Becomes Target for Cuts by Environmental Group (6/5/2012 10:11:18 AM)

 Key Senators Lined Up for CCP Visits (6/5/2012 10:05:28 AM)

 NAMIC D.C. Staff Working to Change Fannie Mae Coverage Requirements (6/5/2012 10:00:38 AM)

 Obama Signs Flood Insurance Stopgap; Focus Now on Long-Term Efforts (6/5/2012 9:36:42 AM)

 2012 Legislative Winners: Mutuals & Consumers (5/29/2012 12:35:17 PM)

 Farm Bill Makes Its Way Through Committee (5/29/2012 11:49:25 AM)

 Oklahoma: Legislature Sends Constitutional Amendment Reforming Intangible Property Tax to Vote of the People (5/29/2012 11:09:36 AM)

 Senate Passes 60-Day NFIP Extension With Rate Reforms; Ready to Move on Comprehensive Reform This Summer (5/29/2012 11:04:27 AM)

 Alabama: More Insurance Bills Pass on Last Session Day (5/22/2012 10:22:42 AM)

 Measuring Success for CCP (5/22/2012 10:09:31 AM)

 House Insurance Subcommittee Holds Hearing on FIO’s Role Abroad (5/22/2012 10:02:30 AM)

 Iowa: NAMIC Sends Letter to Governor Urging Signature on Storm Scammer Bill (5/22/2012 9:49:46 AM)

 Flood Reform Nearing Finish Line, but Hurdles Remain (5/22/2012 9:37:56 AM)

 The Challenge of Catastrophe Insurance Education, Part II (5/15/2012 12:03:24 PM)

 Connecticut: Glass Bill Dies but Adverse Bills on Spoilage, Medical Bills Pass as Legislative Session Ends (5/15/2012 10:23:31 AM)

 Alabama: Legislative Insurance Package Almost Complete (5/15/2012 10:08:08 AM)

 Delayed Federal Regulation Confounds the Insurance Industry (5/15/2012 9:53:21 AM)

 Four More States to Visit Capitol Hill for CCP (5/15/2012 9:48:31 AM)

 House Committee to Hold Hearings on Non-Bank SIFI Designation, International Issues (5/15/2012 9:28:21 AM)

 Vermont: NAMIC-Opposed Business Transfer Bill Dies With End of Session (5/15/2012 9:16:43 AM)

 Iowa: Insurance Division Adopts Rule Giving Certificates Legal Weight in Commercial Real Estate Deals (5/15/2012 9:12:35 AM)

 NAMIC Members Answer Call for Flood Insurance Reform (5/15/2012 8:58:16 AM)

 Mississippi: New Laws for Homeowners, Auto, Workers’ Comp Lines Highlight Session (5/8/2012 11:05:21 AM)

 Florida: Governor Signs PIP Reform Bill (5/8/2012 10:58:21 AM)

 Obama Declares May National Building Safety Month (5/8/2012 10:54:17 AM)

 CCP Goes Coast to Coast in May (5/8/2012 10:50:56 AM)

 NAMIC PAC’s Annual Silent Auction Accepting Bid Items (5/8/2012 10:47:36 AM)

 Legislation Introduced to Prevent Fraud in Asbestos Trust Funds (5/8/2012 10:42:50 AM)

 Connecticut: NAMIC-Opposed Litigation Funding Bill Dies in Committee (5/8/2012 10:30:55 AM)

 Colorado: NAMIC Testifies, Submits Written Comments on Proposed Amendments to Penalties, Timelines for Division Inquiries, Document Requests (5/8/2012 10:23:26 AM)

 Colorado: NAMIC Submits Recommendations on Proposed Regulation on Use of Independent Market Conduct Examiners, Appeal Process for Expenses (5/8/2012 10:13:38 AM)

 Alabama: Insurance Bills Moving Toward Passage (5/8/2012 10:03:58 AM)

 'Flood the Hill’ Week on Capitol Hill (5/8/2012 9:54:25 AM)

 Minnesota: Legislature Passes Numerous Bills as 2012 Session Winds Down (5/1/2012 11:50:31 AM)

 Illinois: Department of Insurance Formally Proposes Workers’ Compensation Preferred Provider Program Rulemaking (5/1/2012 11:25:08 AM)

 CCP Gets Results on Capitol Hill (5/1/2012 11:15:13 AM)

 Firefighters, Two Key New Jersey Dems Pledge Support for Building Code Bill (5/1/2012 10:54:26 AM)

 Washington: Comments Sought on Proposal for Rate Stabilization Consumer Disclosure (5/1/2012 10:50:07 AM)

 Oregon: NAMIC Files Written Comments With Insurance Division Expressing Concerns With Proposed Draft Bulletin on Total Loss Claims Process (5/1/2012 10:43:21 AM)

 Alabama: Insurance Bills Back on Track (5/1/2012 10:27:28 AM)

 Regulators Without Borders: Cooperation in the Global Marketplace (4/24/2012 2:11:09 PM)

 Ohio: Senate Passes Auto Salvage Market Competition Bill (4/24/2012 11:52:06 AM)

 CCP Brings Five More States to Capitol Hill (4/24/2012 11:46:35 AM)

 NAMIC PAC Releases the 2012 1st Quarter Top 10 lists (4/24/2012 11:37:00 AM)

 House Panel Eyes OFR Plan (4/24/2012 11:20:16 AM)

 House Committee Includes Flood Reform as Deficit Reduction Measure (4/24/2012 11:14:54 AM)

 Senate Finally Reaches Deal to Proceed to Postal Reform Bill (4/24/2012 11:05:27 AM)

 Vermont: NAMIC-Opposed Business Transfer Bill Passes House (4/24/2012 10:54:04 AM)

 Alabama: Filibuster Halts Progress on Insurance Bills (4/24/2012 10:43:10 AM)

 House to Examine Designation Process for Systemically Risky Financial Institutions (4/24/2012 10:25:13 AM)

 The Challenge of Catastrophe Insurance Education (4/17/2012 1:17:31 PM)

 Washington: Public Hearing Scheduled on Premium Capping Proposed Regulation (4/17/2012 12:49:29 PM)

 South Carolina: DOI Schedules Public Meetings (4/17/2012 12:27:07 PM)

 Oregon: Insurance Division Releases Draft Bulletin on Total Loss Claims Process (4/17/2012 11:52:32 AM)

 Colorado: Governor Signs Act Streamlining Auto Adverse Action Consumer Complaint Process (4/17/2012 11:46:10 AM)

 Colorado: DOI Hearing Set for Penalties, Timelines for Division Inquiries, Document Requests (4/17/2012 11:27:46 AM)

 Arizona: Governor Signs Consumer Protection Residential Roofing Repair Bill (4/17/2012 11:17:17 AM)

 Registration Open for NAMIC Federal Affairs Member Call on HUD ‘Disparate Impact’ Rule (4/17/2012 11:07:04 AM)

 Congress, CCP Get Back to Work in April (4/17/2012 10:52:01 AM)

 North Carolina: Auto, Property Ratemaking Study Committees Approve Reports (4/17/2012 10:30:40 AM)

 The Importance of Being Unimportant (4/10/2012 11:42:49 AM)

 Minnesota: Governor Signs Bills Clarifying Statute of Limitations for Farm Mutuals (4/10/2012 11:25:40 AM)

 Georgia: Session Over; Few Major Insurance Issues (4/10/2012 11:10:19 AM)

 NAMIC CCP’s April Rush Starts Next Week (4/10/2012 10:50:35 AM)

 GAO Recommends Improvements to Medicare Secondary Payer System (4/10/2012 10:36:30 AM)

 Rhode Island: NAMIC Provides Testimony on Litigation Financing Legislation (4/10/2012 10:14:13 AM)

 Alabama: House, Senate Insurance Committees Consider ‘Clarity,’ Other Notice Requirements (4/10/2012 10:04:29 AM)

 NAMIC Federal Affairs to Hold Member Call on HUD Disparate Impact Rule (4/10/2012 9:33:58 AM)

 FSOC Finalizes Rule on Systemically Important Financial Institutions (4/10/2012 9:21:44 AM)

 Against the Narrative (4/3/2012 11:40:01 AM)

 Medicare Secondary Payer Efforts Continue Despite Uphill Climb (4/3/2012 10:34:15 AM)

 No April Slowdown for CCP (4/3/2012 10:27:11 AM)

 A Busy Week for NAMIC PAC as Members of Congress Seek Support (4/3/2012 10:22:50 AM)

 NAMIC, BuildStrong Continue Making Progress (4/3/2012 10:16:30 AM)

 Rhode Island: NAMIC Opposes Ban on Credit for Auto (4/3/2012 10:04:45 AM)

 First Meeting of Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance Held in Washington (4/3/2012 9:54:44 AM)

 Spring Blooms a Different Species in D.C. (3/27/2012 1:09:06 PM)

 New York: Three No-Fault Measures Advance in Senate (3/27/2012 11:04:45 AM)

 Postal Reform Set to Hit the Senate Floor This Week (3/27/2012 11:00:00 AM)

 Connecticut Contingent Heads to Capitol Hill for CCP (3/27/2012 10:56:49 AM)

 Rhode Island: NAMIC Opposes Bill Creating Private Right of Action for Auto Repair Complaints (3/27/2012 10:46:51 AM)

 North Carolina: Property Ratemaking Study Committee Discusses Recommendations; Auto Insurance Symposium Covers Variety of Topics (3/27/2012 10:38:23 AM)

 Timing of Volcker Rule Implementation Questioned (3/27/2012 10:29:29 AM)

 As Illinois Votes, GOP Nomination a Two-Man Race (3/20/2012 12:52:07 PM)

 Renewed Efforts to Repeal McCarran-Ferguson Limited Antitrust Exemption (3/20/2012 12:46:47 PM)

 As Congress Returns So Does CCP (3/20/2012 10:44:31 AM)

 Vermont: NAMIC Cites Concerns With Bill Modeled on UK Part VII Transfers (3/20/2012 10:33:32 AM)

 Rhode Island: NAMIC Voices Concerns Over Weather-Related Claims Bill (3/20/2012 10:14:37 AM)

 Idaho: House Committee to Consider Crash Tax Bill (3/20/2012 9:54:37 AM)

 Connecticut: NAMIC-Opposed Hurricane Deductibles Bill Advances (3/20/2012 9:48:12 AM)

 Arizona: Anti-Consumer Rental Car 'Liability Shifting' Bill Got 'Run Off the Road' in House Committee (3/20/2012 9:42:34 AM)

 A Look Backward … and Forward (3/13/2012 2:10:11 PM)

 Connecticut Treaty Raises Questions for FIO (3/13/2012 1:24:45 PM)

 Hawaii: NAMIC-Opposed Claims History in Homeowner’s Insurance Rating, Underwriting Bill Amended to Apply Only to Claims ‘Inquiries’ (3/13/2012 12:32:17 PM)

 Georgia: Bad Faith Legislation Fails to Advance (3/13/2012 12:27:28 PM)

 Arizona: ‘March Madness’ has New Meaning After State Fees Bill Gets Hijacked in Senate, Amended With Anti-Consumer Amendment (3/13/2012 12:16:09 PM)

 Arizona: NAMIC-Supported Consumer Protection Residential Roofing Repair Bill Passes Out of Senate Committee (3/13/2012 12:07:39 PM)

 New Fannie Mae Condo Coverage Requirements Could Cause Problems (3/13/2012 12:00:35 PM)

 Register for NAMIC’s Congressional Contact Program 411 Webinar (3/13/2012 11:49:25 AM)

 Alabama, Mississippi Presidential Primaries Heat Up Race for the Top Spot (3/13/2012 11:42:56 AM)

 Wyoming: NAMIC Asks House Members to Amend Public Works Bond Bill to Lower Proposed Bond Threshold Increase (3/13/2012 11:14:02 AM)

 North Carolina: Auto Study Committee Will Produce Report (3/13/2012 10:52:41 AM)

 Florida: No Pumpkin at Midnight: PIP Reform a Cinderella Story at Last (3/13/2012 10:37:33 AM)

 Arizona: State House Committee to Vote Rental Car Primary Liability Law (3/13/2012 10:28:00 AM)

 NAIC Shares Generally Positive Views on Its Recent Positions on IAIS ComFrame (3/8/2012 11:15:31 AM)

 Climate Change Working Group Dodges Controversial Decision by Three States to Administer Altered Version of Climate Risk Survey (3/8/2012 10:41:27 AM)

 Holding Back HUD: A New Threat to Underwriting (3/6/2012 11:58:08 AM)

 Texas: TDI Comments on TWIA RFP (3/6/2012 11:33:37 AM)

 New York: Senate Insurance Committee to Host Forum on Flood Insurance (3/6/2012 11:29:15 AM)

 Iowa: Legislators Referee Dispute Among P/C Carriers, Agents, Lenders on Requirements for Certificates in Commercial Lending Arena (3/6/2012 11:25:24 AM)

 Florida: Final Week of Session May Not Be So Final (3/6/2012 11:19:36 AM)

 Connecticut: NAMIC Cites Concerns With Property Insurance Bill (3/6/2012 11:14:04 AM)

 Colorado: Trial Bar Launches Legislative Attack Against Protective Orders to Prevent Discovery Abuse by Litigants (3/6/2012 11:10:12 AM)

 California: Trial-Bar-Sponsored Legislation Introduced to Undue Well-Reasoned California Supreme Court Ruling on Damages (3/6/2012 11:05:44 AM)

 California: Legislation Introduced to Restrict Direct, Indirect Investments Made by Domestic Insurers (3/6/2012 10:59:54 AM)

 Arizona: Battle to Oppose Anti-Consumer Rental Car Primary Coverage Shifting Bill Moves to House (3/6/2012 10:36:46 AM)

 Arizona: NAMIC-Supported Collateral Source Admissibility Bill Passes Out of House (3/6/2012 10:27:00 AM)

 Back-to-Back Surprises Shake Up Senate Elections (3/6/2012 10:10:01 AM)

 Super Tuesday: A 10-State Battle for the GOP Nomination has Arrived (3/6/2012 10:03:23 AM)

 Arizona: State Senate Committee Public Hearing Scheduled on Residential Repair Storm Scammer Legislation (3/6/2012 9:41:52 AM)

 NAMIC Continues to Apply Pressure to HUD on Disparate Impact Rule (3/6/2012 9:32:44 AM)

 Financial Reporting Classification Analysis to Be Discussed (2/29/2012 10:01:36 AM)

 Conquering Cancer Together (2/28/2012 1:13:36 PM)

 Wyoming: House Passes Insurance Fraud Prevention Bill (2/28/2012 12:59:15 PM)

 Utah: House Committee Passes Legislation Clarifying Law on Uninsured/Underinsured Auto Coverage Limits Selection/Rejection Consumer Notification Process (2/28/2012 12:52:24 PM)

 Maine: Workers’ Compensation Reform Package Outlined (2/28/2012 12:44:57 PM)

 Georgia: Bad Faith Legislation Introduced (2/28/2012 12:41:14 PM)

 Florida: Moving Into the Session Home Stretch (2/28/2012 12:37:40 PM)

 Colorado: Pre-Judgment Interest Tort Reform Bill Introduced, Assigned to House Judiciary Committee (2/28/2012 12:34:10 PM)

 Colorado: House Passes Legislation to Streamline, Simplify, Economize Consumer Complaint Process for Auto Insurance Adverse Actions (2/28/2012 12:29:18 PM)

 Alabama: May See Way Clear for ‘Clarity’ Bill (2/28/2012 12:16:26 PM)

 NAMIC’s 27th Year of Congressional Contact Program Continues to Pick Up Steam (2/28/2012 11:44:02 AM)

 NAMIC ‘Reality Check’ for CFA (2/28/2012 11:21:30 AM)

 USPS Announces Closure or Consolidation of Hundreds of Facilities (2/28/2012 11:09:54 AM)

 GDL Update – Debate Shifting on Stalled Highway Bill (2/28/2012 11:00:15 AM)

 Bank Merger Rulings Give a View of Fed’s ‘Systemic Risk’ Evaluation (2/28/2012 10:50:36 AM)

 Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing Bill Restricting Use of Claims History in Homeowner’s Insurance Rating, Underwriting (2/28/2012 10:41:43 AM)

 Arizona: State Senate Passes Rental Car Primary Liability Legislation (2/28/2012 10:35:26 AM)

 Arizona: NAMIC-Supported Consumer Protection Residential Roofing Repair Bill Passes, as Amended, Out of House (2/28/2012 10:15:00 AM)

 NCOIL Report: Legislators Adopt Resolution in Opposition to Proposed HUD Rule (2/28/2012 10:02:26 AM)

 NAMIC PAC Chairman Addresses Public Affairs Council Conference (2/28/2012 9:55:58 AM)

 Wyoming: Residential Property Roofing Repair Contracts Bill Fails House Introduction Vote (2/21/2012 2:17:48 PM)

 Utah: Legislation Restricting Salvage Vehicle Sales Introduced in Senate (2/21/2012 2:13:03 PM)

 Texas: TWIA Board Meets (2/21/2012 2:07:09 PM)

 South Carolina: ‘Glass, Part II’ Results in Unexpected Amendment (2/21/2012 2:02:27 PM)

 Georgia: Bad Faith Legislation Introduced (2/21/2012 1:56:30 PM)

 Florida: Senate Committee Approves ‘Right-Sizing’ Cat Fund (2/21/2012 1:00:28 PM)

 Connecticut: Committee Considers Department Funding, PAYD, ZIP Code Reporting Bills (2/21/2012 12:51:49 PM)

 Colorado: Anti-Consumer Auto Salvage Sales Bill Dies in Committee (2/21/2012 12:42:50 PM)

 Arizona: House Committee Passes Admissibility of Collateral Source Evidence Rule, Medical Expenses Recovery: Paid Only (2/21/2012 12:36:32 PM)

 Arizona: Legislation Designed to Promote Underwriting Freedom Dies in House (2/21/2012 12:30:11 PM)

 NAMIC’s Congressional Contact Program Kicks Off With Utah (2/21/2012 12:25:02 PM)

 Modernized Grassroots Tools Coming Soon to NAMIC’s Website (2/21/2012 12:20:13 PM)

 NAMIC to Host Virginia Congressman at IIHS Vehicle Research Center (2/21/2012 12:15:13 PM)

 Congress Reaches Payroll Tax Cut Deal (2/21/2012 12:10:14 PM)

 Washington: Problematic Protective Orders Bill Dies on Senate Floor (2/21/2012 11:59:34 AM)

 Oregon: Bad Faith Legislation Dies in House Judiciary Committee (2/21/2012 11:52:05 AM)

 Arizona: Auto Glass Repair Bill Dies in Senate Without Committee Hearing (2/21/2012 11:27:18 AM)

 Arizona: Third-Party Litigation Loan Interest Rate Bill Held in Committee, Dead for Session (2/21/2012 11:06:29 AM)

 Arizona: NAMIC-Opposed Proximate Cause Bill Dies in Committee (2/21/2012 10:40:22 AM)

 Alabama: Coastal Bills Are Back (2/21/2012 10:24:35 AM)

 NAMIC Steps Up Pressure for Flood Insurance Reform in Senate (2/21/2012 10:08:18 AM)

 Utah: Insurance-Industry-Supported Bill Restricting State-Imposed Traffic Accident Emergency Response Fees Passes Out of Senate Committee (2/14/2012 12:45:25 PM)

 Colorado: House Committee Postpones Indefinitely HB 1098, Salvage Vehicle Sales (2/14/2012 12:22:38 PM)

 Colorado: House Local Government Committee Postpones Indefinitely HB 1057, Homeowner’s Insurance Policies (2/14/2012 12:15:55 PM)

 Arizona: House Committee Passes Amended Version of Residential Property Roofing Repair Contracts Bill (2/14/2012 12:07:35 PM)

 A National Race Begins (2/14/2012 11:57:09 AM)

 House Passes Insider Trading Bill (2/14/2012 11:52:09 AM)

 Washington: Senate to Hear Bill on Protective Orders (2/14/2012 11:41:43 AM)

 South Carolina: ‘Glass’ Bill Requires Two-Part Meeting (2/14/2012 11:19:12 AM)

 Hawaii: NAMIC-Opposed Homeowners’ Insurance Premium Rates Publication/ Interim Premium Rates Setting by Commissioner Bill Amended by House Committee (2/14/2012 11:03:53 AM)

 Hawaii: NAMIC-Supported Driver Exclusion Endorsement Bill Passes Second Reading, as Amended, Out of House Committee (2/14/2012 10:50:55 AM)

 Arizona: NAMIC Asks House Judiciary Committee to Pass Modified Comparative Negligence Bill (2/14/2012 10:30:42 AM)

 Arizona: State Senate Committee Hearing Today on SB 1413, Property Insurance Proximate Cause (2/14/2012 10:11:02 AM)

 Alabama: Affordable Homeowners’ Insurance Commission Completes ‘Education’ Phase (2/14/2012 9:53:37 AM)

 NAMIC on Front Lines of Dodd-Frank Implementation (2/14/2012 9:34:30 AM)

 NAMIC CEO Calls for NFIP Vote With Sens. Tester, Vitter (2/14/2012 9:24:38 AM)

 The Long and Winding Road (2/14/2012 9:16:57 AM)

 Vital Information in Your Inbox (2/7/2012 1:53:26 PM)

 Washington: Repeal of Insurance Premium Tax Credit Under Insurance Guaranty Association Act Dies in Committee (2/7/2012 1:34:23 PM)

 South Carolina: Two Anti-Steering Bills Considered (2/7/2012 1:20:52 PM)

 New Mexico: Tough Wildfire Season Anticipated (2/7/2012 1:12:02 PM)

 Minnesota: House Passes Four Civil Justice Reform Bills (2/7/2012 1:03:40 PM)

 Massachusetts: Governor Cites Managed Competition in State of the Commonwealth Speech (2/7/2012 12:57:05 PM)

 Florida: Session Reaches Halfway Point (2/7/2012 12:50:00 PM)

 Romney Seeks to Build on Strong Nevada Results (2/7/2012 12:29:19 PM)

 Postal Overhaul Slowed by Costly CBO Score (2/7/2012 12:23:53 PM)

 Hensarling Emerges as Favorite for Next House Financial Services Chairman (2/7/2012 11:40:01 AM)

 Maine: NAMIC Files Amicus Brief on Permissive User Issue (2/7/2012 10:00:10 AM)

 Hawaii: NAMIC Testifies in Opposition to Homeowners’ Insurance Premium Rates Publication, Interim Premium Rates Setting by Commissioner Bill (2/7/2012 9:53:04 AM)

 Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Written Testimony to House Committee Supporting Bill Allowing Insurance Consumers, Insurers to Exclude Certain Drivers From Policy (2/7/2012 9:43:56 AM)

 Colorado: House Committee to Consider Salvage Vehicle Sales Bill (2/7/2012 9:37:09 AM)

 Colorado: Public Hearing on Homeowners’ Insurance Policy Bill Set for Tomorrow (2/7/2012 9:30:35 AM)

 Colorado: NAMIC Submits Written Comments on Proposed Amended Regulation on Penalties, Timelines Regarding DOI Inquiries, Document Requests (2/7/2012 9:24:07 AM)

 Arizona: NAMIC Submits Written Testimony Supporting Consumer Protection Residential Roofing Repair Bill (2/7/2012 9:12:15 AM)

 Arizona: NAMIC Asks Senate Committee Not to Pass Proposed Legislation Changing Rental Car Primary Coverage Liability Law (2/7/2012 9:03:55 AM)

 If It Seems Too Good to be True…. (1/31/2012 1:32:52 PM)

 South Carolina: NAMIC Presents ‘Bens’ to State Staff for Graham, DeMint (1/31/2012 1:16:51 PM)

 Oregon: Bad Faith Legislation to be Introduced This Session (1/31/2012 1:02:02 PM)

 North Carolina: NAMIC, Others Present New, Improved Auto Rate Modernization Proposal (1/31/2012 12:52:48 PM)

 Florida: Bad Faith Reform Stopped by Trial Bar (1/31/2012 12:38:27 PM)

 Arizona: Cancellation/Nonrenewal Notice, Unearned Premium Refund Bill Passes, as Amended, Out of Senate Committee (1/31/2012 12:25:53 PM)

 Arizona: Admissibility of Collateral Source Evidence Legislation Introduced (1/31/2012 12:13:22 PM)

 Arizona: Legislation Clarifying Fraudulent Claims Penalty Notice Law Passes Out of House Committee (1/31/2012 11:42:45 AM)

 Washington: Senate Committee Hearing Today on Repeal of Insurance Premium Tax Credit Under Insurance Guaranty Association Act (1/31/2012 11:22:07 AM)

 South Carolina: Glass Bill Compromise Reaches Stumbling Block (1/31/2012 11:15:23 AM)

 South Carolina: House Subcommittee Hearing Tomorrow on Anti-Steering Bill (1/31/2012 11:08:36 AM)

 Kentucky: Workers’ Comp Issue Resolved (1/31/2012 11:04:54 AM)

 Arizona: Senate Committee Hearing Today on Rental Car Secondary Liability (1/31/2012 11:00:39 AM)

 Little Miss Magic (1/24/2012 2:52:59 PM)

 Hawaii: NAMIC Joins Industry in Supporting Bills Clarifying Law on ‘Excluded Drivers’ Provision in Auto Insurance Policies (1/24/2012 12:29:47 PM)

 Florida: Governor Active on PIP Reform (1/24/2012 12:24:31 PM)

 Colorado: Workers’ Comp Compliance Audit Fines Reform Bill Passes Out of House Committee (1/24/2012 12:16:11 PM)

 Arizona: Residential Roofing Repair Consumer Protection Bill High on NAMIC’s List of Advocacy Projects in Arizona This Session (1/24/2012 12:07:15 PM)

 Arizona: Proposed Comparative Negligence Law Promotes Fairness, May Discourage Filing of Frivolous Lawsuits, Says NAMIC (1/24/2012 11:57:51 AM)

 Alaska: NAMIC Supports Legislation Allowing Insurers to Cancel Coverage for Vacant/Abandoned Property (1/24/2012 11:51:21 AM)

 Maine: NAMIC Offers Comment on Workers’ Comp Notice Rule Change (1/24/2012 11:27:30 AM)

 Indiana: Litigation Loan Ban Bill Sent to Summer Study Committee (1/24/2012 11:21:59 AM)

 In the Big Debate, Remembering the Small Stuff (1/17/2012 1:08:00 PM)

 Florida: Official Session Start Includes Plenty of Insurance Discussion (1/17/2012 12:05:13 PM)

 Colorado: Insurance-Industry-Supported Roofing Repair Consumer Protection Bill Assigned to Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee (1/17/2012 11:56:16 AM)

 Colorado: Controversial Homeowners’ Insurance Estimating Bill Introduced in House (1/17/2012 11:22:15 AM)

 Colorado: Anti-Consumer Auto Salvage Bill Introduced in House (1/17/2012 11:15:13 AM)

 South Carolina: Session Picks Up Where It Left Off in 2011 (1/17/2012 10:08:15 AM)

 Iowa: Alcohol Regulator Takes Steps to Bring Clarity to Dram Shop Insurance Requirements, Resolve Aggregate Limits Issue (1/17/2012 9:59:09 AM)

 A New Year Miracle (1/10/2012 11:51:36 AM)

 Social Media White Paper Receives Initial Approval (1/10/2012 10:55:40 AM)

 California: Department of Insurance Schedules Public Discussion on Proposed Amendments to Auto Body Repair Labor Rate Survey Regulations, Anti-Steering Regulations (1/10/2012 10:50:54 AM)

 Nebraska Democrat Nelson Retiring From Senate (1/10/2012 10:40:36 AM)

 After Photo-Finish in Iowa, Romney Expected to Take the Granite State (1/10/2012 10:36:12 AM)

 NAMIC Submits Comments to FTC on Preventing Overlapping Regulation for Insurer Websites (1/10/2012 10:24:03 AM)

 Rep. Barney Frank, Architect of 2010 Dodd-Frank Law, Announces Retirement (1/10/2012 10:15:45 AM)

 Dan Ferris Takes Over as Chairman of NAMIC’s Federal Affairs Committee (1/10/2012 10:11:51 AM)

 NAMIC Seeks to Fill Tax Steering Committee Slots (1/10/2012 9:29:26 AM)

 New York: Rate and Form Filing Initiative Cited in Department Efficiency Report (1/10/2012 9:22:41 AM)

 Federal Insurance Office to Release Study on Modernization of Insurance Regulation (1/10/2012 9:15:44 AM)

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