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- Fingerprinting-in Your Future?
Gerber, Michael // Advisor Today; Jul2003, Vol. 98 Issue 7, p53
Focuses on the U.S. Authorization for Criminal History Record Check Model Act developed by the Producer Licensing Working Group of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Benefits expected to be gained from the proposed act; Recommendations made by the National Association of...
- States' laws clash with federal terror act.
Fletcher, Meg // Business Insurance; 12/23/2002 Double Issue, Vol. 36 Issue 51, p2
Reports on efforts of individual U.S. state insurance departments in the implementation of the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Adoption of bulletin outlining voluntary filing procedure; Failure of some states to promote uniform implementation of the federal law.
- Benefit managers busy putting laws into practice.
Ceniceros, Roberto; Wojcik, Joanne // Business Insurance; 12/22/97, Vol. 31 Issue 52, p3
Offers a look at changes mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and other federal laws which preoccupied employers during 1997. What are the expectations for 1998; Comments from Paul Jemsion, corporate benefits manager for Hewlett-Packard Company; What federal law...
- Employer not insured for claim by assault victim.
Stiegler, Mayo H. // Business Insurance; 08/10/98, Vol. 32 Issue 32, p15
Presents news briefs pertaining to insurance law. Ruling of the Court of Minnesota Appeals regarding employer's liability in a bodily injury claim by an employee; Inability of a claimant diagnosed with a mental illness unaccompanied by a physical injury, to recover workers compensation...
- Effects of the health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996.
Mathews, Bruce // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Apr97, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p91
Focuses on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 which contains key provisions related to insurance coverage that will affect medical group practices. Brief discussion on guarantee of coverage, limitations on preexisting condition coverage and availability of small...
- MIP, MIP hooray! medicare integrity and you.
Scott, Jeanne Schulte // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); May97, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p28
Reports that Section 202 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 adds a new section called 1893 which establishes a `Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account.' Other provisions of the law; The new authority of the HHS Secretary under the Medicare Integrity Program...
- Court of Appeals holds accident under no-fault does not include injuries close to a vehicle.
Scott, Jeanne Schulte // Insurance Advocate; 06/15/96, Vol. 107 Issue 24, p20
Reports on the New York State Supreme Court's ruling on the case `William M. Walton v. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co.', that no-fault first party insurance benefits are not available when injuries are inflicted upon a person by something other than the vehicle in question. Details of the case;...
- Alliance supports streamlining of Oklahoma rate and form filing under study by dept.
Scott, Jeanne Schulte // Insurance Advocate; 8/10/96, Vol. 107 Issue 31, p6
Reports on the Alliance of American Insurers' (AAI) support for the streamlining of Oklahoma's rate and form filing process to address insurance regulatory problems under scrutiny by Insurance Commissioner John P. Crawford. Crawford's request for input on insurance regulations; AAI's response...
- Dual affidavit system for excess lines eliminated, financial guaranty insurers aided by new N.Y....
Scott, Jeanne Schulte // Insurance Advocate; 8/17/96, Vol. 107 Issue 32, p5
Reports on insurance regulatory measures that have been signed into law by New York Governor George E. Pataki. Elimination of unnecessary filing procedures required from New York excess line licensees; Technical amendments to Article 69 of the Insurance Law pertaining to financial guaranty...
- New laws cover supervision of satellite offices, wide variety of additions, amendments of current...
Scott, Jeanne Schulte // Insurance Advocate; 08/24/96, Vol. 107 Issue 33, p4
Reports on legislative developments affecting the insurance industry in New York as of August 24, 1996. Includes the authorization of the cross supervision of satellite offices of insurance brokers or agents; Exemption of mortgage guaranty and credit insurance from the cancellation and...
- New laws in New York include in-line skating safety, hospital stays for childbirth, airbag theft...
Ammerman, Laurie // Insurance Advocate; 01/04/97, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p4
Features various laws affecting the insurance industry, due to become effective after January 1, 1997 in the United States. Includes establishment of stringent restrictions on the manufacture and retail sale of in-line skates; Basis for the maximum discount on theft and comprehensive motor...
- Pataki reviews 1996 accomplishments; will seek hospital stay law for mastectomies.
Ammerman, Laurie // Insurance Advocate; 1/11/97, Vol. 108 Issue 2, p4
Reports on New York Governor George E. Pataki's offering of an upbeat view of the legislative accomplishments in the insurance industry in 1996. Achievements in the area of health care and workers' compensation reform; Doubling of the number of children in the Child Health Plus program.
- Significant Legislative Challenges, Countrywide, Face Industry; Round-up Cities Them.
Ammerman, Laurie // Insurance Advocate; 4/14/2003, Vol. 114 Issue 15, p20
Identifies insurance issues discussed in state legislatures during the early months of 2003. Insurers' efforts to protect their ability to use underwriting factors; Opposition against legislation to ban or restrict insurance scoring; Proposals to improve regulation of commercial insurance lines.
- Senate Bill On Credit-Based Insurance Scoring Wins 28-3.
Ammerman, Laurie // Insurance Advocate; 4/14/2003, Vol. 114 Issue 15, p25
Reports on the Texas Senate's passage of insurance reform legislation that addresses rate regulation and use of credit-based insurance scores. Key provisions; Impact of insurance reform on the industry.
- 2003 Legislative Session Ends On Benign Note For Insurance Industry.
Ammerman, Laurie // Insurance Advocate; 4/14/2003, Vol. 114 Issue 15, p26
Reports on the insurance issues tackled by the Maryland legislature during its 2003 legislative session. Assessment of the legislature's performance by members of the insurance industry; Insurance-related legislation passed by the legislature.
- Legislative Halfway Point Reached; Insurers Concerned Over Unresolved Primary Seatbelt Enforcement Bill.
Ammerman, Laurie // Insurance Advocate; 4/14/2003, Vol. 114 Issue 15, p52
Outlines insurance-related bills considered in the Illinois General Assembly during its 2003 legislative session. Legislation dealing with primary seatbelt enforcement; Non-renewal of commercial lines; Use of credit by insurers.
- Health insurance.
Ammerman, Laurie // MidLife Woman; Jun97, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p7
Gives advice on receiving facts about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. When it takes effect; Tips on acquiring information.
- Bermuda independence vote disturbs insurers.
Marchant, David // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 4/10/95, Vol. 99 Issue 15, p3
Reports on Bermuda insurers' concern over the implications of a referendum on independence planned for summer of 1995. Insurers' acceptance of insurance regulations signed into law in April; Consensus that voters are against Bermuda going independent.
- Texas lawmakers approve five tort reform measures.
Knowles, Robert G. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 5/22/95, Vol. 99 Issue 21, p2
Reports on the passage of five tort liability reform measures by the Texas legislature. Passage of the bills secured by Governor George W. Bush; Sixth bill to be debated before the Texas Senate; Doubts aired by insurers over the senate passage of the bill rolling back rates; Lines affected by...
- New law keyed to outside business.
Katz, David M. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 5/29/95, Vol. 99 Issue 22, p9
Reports on the Insurance Amendment Act of 1995, Bermuda Island's new insurance law. Implications for captives writing large amounts of third-party business; Highlights of the law; Purpose of the law.
- Arkansas seeks change in use of credit reports.
Otis, L.H. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 11/13/95, Vol. 99 Issue 46, p7
Reports that the Arkansas insurance department intends to push for amendments to state laws which would bring greater fairness and consistency to the practice of using consumer credit history as an underwriting criteria for auto and homeowners coverage. Reason for the proposed amendment of law;...
- Three new states enact abuse victims protections.
Otis, L.H. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 4/29/96, Vol. 100 Issue 18, p4
Reports on the enactment of regulations in Maine and Pennsylvania prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against victims of domestic abuse. Pennsylvania's amendment to the its Unfair Insurance Practices Act; Law inclusive of all lines of insurance; Specifics of the New Jersey and...
- La. dept. appeals voiding of RRG law.
Otis, L.H. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 7/15/96, Vol. 100 Issue 29, p4
Reports that the Louisiana insurance department will appeal a court ruling that voided a Louisiana law governing risk retention groups. Financial standards for non-domiciliary risk retention groups.
- Mutual law to get first test in Pa.
Otis, L.H. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 12/16/96, Vol. 100 Issue 51, p1
Reports on the first testing of the Mutual Conversion Law in Pennsylvania and the effects it will have on insurance policy holders. Comments from Richard Hemmings, a Lord Bissell and Brook partner; Provisions of the law; Background to the law.
- Qualified long-term care services and insurance contracts guidance.
Otis, L.H. // Practical Accountant; Jul97, Vol. 30 Issue 7, p17
Presents information on the proposed regulations relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 for qualified long term care services and contracts. Details on the regulations; Provisions of the regulations for ill, disabled or impaired persons.
- The Health Insurance portability and accountability act: Encouraging health care reform.
Grayson, Matt // Spectrum: Journal of State Government; Fall97, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p5
Presents information on the results of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. What affects the Act has had on the health care industry; How it has influenced States to reform their health care systems. INSET: Insuring the uninsured.
- Montana insurers ordered to cover pregnancies.
Grayson, Matt // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition; May94, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p65
Reports on the passage of legislation in Montana requiring insurance companies to include maternity benefits. Implications for insurance companies.
- New York scraps financial guaranty bill.
Grayson, Matt // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition; Sep94, Vol. 95 Issue 5, p52
Reports on New York state Senate's scrapping of a bill that would have allowed financial guaranty insurers to back other insurers' investment contracts.
- Proposed N.Y. legislation addresses captives, HMOs, pay.
Smith, Laurie J. // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition; Jul96, Vol. 97 Issue 3, p16
Reports on legislators and insurance groups in New York's proposed measures that would affect captive insurers, capital raising, agent compensation and health maintenance organization liability. Comments of Peter Flanagan of Licony; Impact on life insurers of the bill proposed by Governor...
- Sea change ahead for Japan.
Affleck, Allen D. // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition; Sep97, Vol. 98 Issue 5, p20
Announces the implementation of changes made to the Business Insurance Law in Japan. New law's emphasis on financial management; Need to resolve on how new subsidiaries may sell `gray area' products; Changes taking place in the pension market.
- Optional Federal Chartering Debated.
Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 6/2/2003, Vol. 107 Issue 22, p6
Highlights the debate on whether optional federal chartering (OFC) is the right means to achieve insurance regulatory reform in the U.S., which was sponsored by the Washington Legal Foundation and held in Washington. Reason why Craig A. Berrington, senior vice president with the American...
- Asbestos Reform Lobbying Continues During Recess.
Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 8/04/2003, Vol. 107 Issue 31, p5
Reports on the efforts of the U.S. insurance industry in lobbying for changes in an asbestos exposure litigation bill. Impact of the level of insurance funding on net reserves for asbestos; Appeal for legislators to consider evaluations based on objective medical criteria; Support for a medical...
- Senate Committee Approves FCRA Legislation.
Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 9/29/2003, Vol. 107 Issue 39, p5
Announces the approval of the Fair Credit Reporting Act by the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. Content of the legislation; Concerns regarding the approved bill; Views of Marliss A. Browder, federal affairs representative for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies in Indianapolis,...
- N.Y. Producer License Bill Final Okay Nears.
Hays, Daniel // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 9/29/2003, Vol. 107 Issue 39, p8
Reports on the adoption of a reciprocal licensing law for non-resident insurance producers in New York. View of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York Inc. regarding the enactment of the legislation; Purpose of the law; Reference to other laws involving similar issues.
- NCOIL Model Receives Airing.
Connolly, Jim // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 11/17/2003, Vol. 107 Issue 46, p25
Reports on the proposal of the Market Conduct Surveillance Model Law being developed by the National Conference of Insurance Legislators in Albany, New York. Provisions of the law; Problems associated with individual state legislatures.
- Hawaii creates relief fund to cover hurricane damage.
Connolly, Jim // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition; Aug93, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p7
Reports on Hawaii's Hurricane Relief Fund bill signed by Gov. John Waihee. Coverage for home-owners and business; Amount of fund; Stopping the exodus of insurers from the state.
Fletcher, Kevin G. // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition; Jan1994, Vol. 94 Issue 9, p16
Reports on the deregulation of the Swiss market, following directives issued in January 1993 by the European Union. Exemption of mass lines of business from state controls; Schedule for the motor fleet liability business to be exempted from tariff restrictions; Effect of the liberalization...
Fletcher, Kevin G. // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition; Aug95, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p16
Reports on the 1995 Insurance Amendment Act in the Bermuda Islands. Third-party policyholder protection; Creation of four licensing categories; Requirements for insurers and reinsurers; Filing of applications by insurers.
- Health insurance reform legislation.
DiSimone, Rita L. // Social Security Bulletin; 1997, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p18
Provides information on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Provision of improved access and renewability with respect to employment-related group health plans; Act's provisions.
- Information in brief.
DiSimone, Rita L. // Business Insurance; 7/19/93, Vol. 27 Issue 30, p70
Reports on the amendment of the New Jersey Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act to make insurance an accepted method of funding cleanup projects. Banning of Western Star Insurance Co. by the California Insurance Department; Florida Insurance Department's taking over the assets of Manatee...
- ERISA Preempts Louisiana law: Court.
DiSimone, Rita L. // Business Insurance; 8/9/93, Vol. 27 Issue 33, p22
Reports on a Louisiana law that regulates insurance as not exempted from Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) preemption. James M. Tingle et al. vs. Pacific Mutual Insurance Co. case; State law exempted from ERISA preemption due to `insurance-saving clause'.
- Texas board won't die unnoticed.
Johnson, Nancy P. // Business Insurance; 8/16/93, Vol. 27 Issue 34, p1
Reports on the rules proposed by Texas House Insurance Committee regarding insurance in the state. House Bill 1461; Consumer Bill of Rights; Provisions; Reaction of insurers; Apprehension of business groups regarding the appointment of an insurance commissioner by Governor Ann Richards; Review...
- Texas board's last act angers insurers.
Johnson, Nancy P. // Business Insurance; 9/6/93, Vol. 27 Issue 37, p44
Reports on the passing of insurance regulation by the Texas Board of Insurance. Reaction of insurance companies to controversial rules; Prohibition on redlining; Creation of the Consumer Bill of Rights; Legal implications of the rules on insurers. INSET: Independent statistics firm hired, by...
- Briefly noted.
Johnson, Nancy P. // Business Insurance; 9/6/93, Vol. 27 Issue 37, p46
Presents news on the filing of administrative or judicial actions or the holding of trials involving various insurance companies or entities. Indictment of former Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Sherman A. Bernard; Cigna Corp.'s senior debt rating; Filing of a workers compensation rate...
- Texas court limits bad faith suits.
Schachner, Michael // Business Insurance; 12/6/93, Vol. 27 Issue 50, p1
Reports on the Texas Supreme Court's ruling on injured third parties' bad faith lawsuits against insurers. Ruling that the state law does not allow third parties to sue insurers for bad faith without obtaining a summary judgement against the policyholder; Impact of the ruling on Texas'...
- Brokers oppose commission-sharing bill.
Kirk, Don Lewis // Business Insurance; 4/18/94, Vol. 28 Issue 16, p151
Reports on the opposition of German insurance brokers against legislative reform of the country's brokerage commission system. Sharing commissions with policy-holders; Effect on insurance rates; Compliance with European Union regulations.
- Briefly noted.
Kirk, Don Lewis // Business Insurance; 4/25/94, Vol. 28 Issue 17, p45
Reports on legal disputes involving insurance companies. Settlement of suit against E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.; Proposal of Unisys Corp. for settling a retiree medical benefits dispute; Lawsuit of Montedison SpA against Price Waterhouse.
- Insurer ratings.
McIlwaine, Kate // Business Insurance; 5/2/94, Vol. 28 Issue 18, p55
Reports on the New Zealand Parliament's review of a bill that requires insurers to obtain and disclose credit rating. Insurance Companies (Ratings & Inspections) Bill to require the rating of insurers by a recognized rating agency; Insurance Council of New Zealand's support for the bill.
- U.K. ruling is to aid policy holders when disputing voided policies.
Ladbury., Adrian // Business Insurance; 8/8/94, Vol. 28 Issue 32, p17
Reports on developments regarding an insurance law in Great Britain which rules that non-disclosure or misrepresentation of facts as invalid grounds for an insurance underwriter to void an agreement. Insurance disputes; Effect of the law on insurer-underwriter relations; Defining `material'...
- Guaranty fund reform needed: Regulator.
Greenwald, Judy // Business Insurance; 10/31/94, Vol. 28 Issue 44, p99
Reports on Maryland's insurance commissioner Dwight K. Bartlett III's call for life and health guaranty fund system's reform. Financing of state guaranty funds; Basis for allocation of guaranty fund coverage; Suggestions for a new guaranty fund system.