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Support for GOP Healthcare Bill Collapses
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he has abandoned the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and said the chamber will now vote on a straight repeal—with a two-year delay—a plan that likely faces even steeper hurdles than the ill-fated replacement bill...
Deadline Extended for PIA Award Nominations!
The deadline to make a nomination for one of the PIA National Fall Awards has been extended to Thursday July 27, 2017...
Most Will Have Access to ACA, Except in 40 Counties
Even with the uncertainty caused by the ongoing political debate in Congress about healthcare, experts say the vast majority of Americans will have access to an Affordable Care Act plan if they need, it according to a county-by-county map issued by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
Bipartisan Flood Bill Introduced in Senate
The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee released on Tuesday evening a bipartisan bill to keep the federal flood insurance program funded for six years and create new risk mitigation procedures for communities to follow...
U.S. to Sign Insurance Covered Agreement with EU
The U.S. Treasury Department and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced their intent to sign the covered agreement reached between the United States and the European Union...
Niche Insurance Firms Cover Cannabis Businesses
National insurance companies generally decline to underwrite policies to marijuana businesses because the drug is still illegal under federal law. In Oregon, lesser-known insurance brokers and carriers have stepped up to serve the cannabis sector, with coverage ranging from crop insurance to product liability...
Wash. Post Article on Flood Insurance Program
An extensive article in the Washington Post about the challenges facing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as it comes up for renewal in Congress...
Prepare for a More Active Hurricane Season
With the increase in hurricanes expected this season, experts say small business owners and property owners need to assess how well they are prepared for losses from major storms...
Report Recommends Actions by Insurers in Opioid Crisis
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine indicates that reversing the effects of the opioid abuse epidemic will require coordinated efforts among regulators and insurance companies...
Quoting Auto? Get it Right the First Time
PIA’s member-only program with DocIT for Agents is changing the way PIA members quote auto insurance. DocIT for Agents is an online service that contains violation information on drivers sourced directly from court records (not the MVR)...