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Lobbying for FHA Private Flood Option

Your federal government affairs team – the Big “I” – submitted comments recently in support of a new rule proposed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The rule would allow consumers the option to purchase private flood insurance instead of insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), when flood insurance is required by the …

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Report IDs State Regulators’ Strengths, Weaknesses

Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware all held steady grades from 2019 to 2020 in the R Street Institute’s Insurance Regulation Report Card. The annual report looks at restrictions on consumers and insurers, as well as “how effectively are states discharging their duties to monitor insurer solvency and foster competitive, private insurance markets?” Pennsylvania maintained a B …

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New York to Go Paperless for Disability Policies

Licensees conducting business in New York should expect to receive notification directly from the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) that, effective Feb. 28, 2021, it plans to discontinue its practice of mailing paper copies of New York State Disability Benefits Law (DBL) insurance policies and bills to insurance agents/brokers. It is IA&B’s understanding that …

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Review Latest HR Updates

Take note of recent HR-related news, stemming from governmental mandates and case law. The following are documented as bulletins in our online HR resources. Federal Bulletins FED #109 – Remote I-9 Form Verification ExtensionFED #110 – IRS Extends Form 1095 Distribution Deadline to March 2FED #111 – 2021 Wage Cap Rises Modestly for Social Security …

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COVID-19: FFCRA, Other Employer Considerations

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise, member agencies are reporting circumstances where an employee tests positive – or is exposed to (and possibly living with) someone who has COVID-19. Under either scenario, employers’ responsibilities under the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) may come into play.For employers with fewer …

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Workers’ Comp Updates

If you write workers’ compensation, take note of the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau’s three latest circulars. Circular No. 990 Revisions to Designated Auditable Payrolls Basic Manual – Section 1 Effective Dec. 1, 2020 Circular No. 991 F-Classification and USL&HW Rating Values Effective Dec. 1, 2020 Circular No. 992 Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Disclosure …

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