Bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would be a shot in the arm for health insurance producers by addressing medical loss ratio requirements.
The Maryland Insurance Administration is cracking down on rebating and inducements, and title insurance producers are taking the heat.
The far-reaching New York cybersecurity rule continues to trigger compliance deadlines, the next of which falls in mid-February for all agencies licensed in the Empire State.
Without congressional action, authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on Friday, Jan. 19.
Stay in the know about the latest employment-related announcements – whether you handle HR for your agency or advice your commercial lines customers on human resources.
Definitions, requirements and exemptions are among the changes to the Maryland’s data breach law, which took effect Jan. 1. The law applies to resident and non-resident agencies with customers in Maryland.
If you hold premium funds for more than five days, you now must hold these funds in a premium fiduciary account. Learn how to retain interest on the funds you invest.
Open up your career and earning potential with a prestigious CIC designation – a true mark of excellence. CIC Institutes pick up again next month.
A reminder to all Pennsylvania surplus lines licensees: Your 2017 gross premium surplus lines tax payment and form are due by the end of January, regardless of whether or not you wrote any business last year.
Effective in the new year, a regulatory change by the Maryland Insurance Administration will prohibit the long-standing practice of commingling agency funds with premium funds.
Congress tossed a life raft to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) with passage of a two-week program extension. Now all eyes are on U.S. House-passed bill which would sink agent commissions.
Stay in the know about the latest employment regulations – whether you handle HR for your agency or advise your commercial lines customers on human resources.
Know how to advise your customers about liquor liability based on state-specific law and case law.
Reduce your E&O risk by educating your customers about earthquake coverage – namely, how most standard property insurance policies don’t cover it – in the aftermath of last week’s East Coast shake-up.
Are state insurance laws ready to keep up with the sharing economy? And, with a proposed -13.0 decrease in loss costs for 2018, what’s the status of the state’s workers’ comp market? The MIA recently weighed in.
Nearly a dozen policy changes and over 40 endorsement changes are on their way for the ISO Personal Auto program.
As the U.S. Senate moves quickly toward a tax-reform vote, insurance industry stakeholders and key lawmakers share concerns.
The U.S. House this week passed NFIP reauthorization and flood insurance reform legislation – legislation that could bring much-needed stability to the market but negatively impact agents’ bottom line.
NFIP policyholders with increased cost of compliance coverage (ICC) are in for a surprise – a previously unannounced premium rate increase.
The NAIC formally adopted its controversial Data Security Model Law – a less onerous version thanks to agent involvement at the state and federal levels. Learn about the exemptions and what comes next.
Nearly $1 billion in benefits from life insurance policies are unclaimed. If your customers suspect they are beneficiaries of lost policies or annuities, steer them toward the locator tool endorsed by state regulators.