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GOP Game-Planning for ACA Repeal

(12/08/2016) The aftermath of an election is often a time when promises made on the campaign trail begin to get a reality check. Congressional Republicans are reportedly co... full story

States Consider ACA Alternatives

(12/08/2016) Some state insurance officials are examining what tools they have to ensure their state's insurance market remains functional if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) i... full story

Judge Rejects Request to Stop Fiduciary Rule

(12/08/2016) A federal judge rejected a request to immediately halt implementation of parts of the U.S. Department of Labor’s conflict-of-interest fiduciary rule. Judge Da... full story

Opposition to Health Insurance Across State Lines

(12/08/2016) Republicans working to reform the nation’s healthcare law may run into unexpected opposition to their intention to allow health insurers to sell policies to c... full story

FEMA Extends Some NFIP Claims Filing Deadlines

(12/08/2016) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted an additional 30-day extension for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders to file claims associated ... full story

Employment Up in Agent & Broker Segment

(12/08/2016) The U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics just published data as of October 2016 on detailed insurance industry employment, and the Insurance Inf... full story

Fitch: P&C Outlook Negative

(12/08/2016) Fitch Ratings reported that its outlook on property and casualty insurers was negative, and the firm expects the sector to post an underwriting loss in 2017... ... full story

FIO: Congress Should Consider National Standards for States

(11/29/2016) In a new report, the Federal Insurance Office said Congress should consider prescribing a uniform national standard regarding state guaranty association coverag... full story

Judge Temporarily Blocks DOL Overtime Rule

(11/29/2016) A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule. The injunction, issued by Judge A... full story

Governors Plan Active Role in ACA Rewrite

(11/29/2016) State leaders are positioning themselves to have a key voice in a potential rewrite of Obamacare next year. A spokesman for the National Governors Association s... full story

Insurance Broker Named President of NCOIL

(11/29/2016) Kentucky State Representative Steve Riggs of Louisville is the new president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators. Riggs is vice chairman of the ... full story

IRS Targeting Those Not on ACA Plans

(11/29/2016) The Internal Revenue Service will be sending out notices to millions of individuals who are paying a tax penalty rather than obtaining health insurance under th... full story

NAIC Unveils Life Policy Locator

(11/29/2016) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has announced a national service that provides consumers with search capabilities to help them find a deceas... full story

Can You Insure Against Fake News?

(11/29/2016) One of the downsides of social media didn’t become apparent until recently. There have been news stories about fake news going viral on Facebook and Google, a... full story

Government Relations Special Update – FLSA

(11/29/2016) The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents is pleased with the ruling issued last night by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of the Eastern Distr... full story

New President Could End FSOC

(11/22/2016) Market watchers say a Donald Trump administration could end the Financial Stability Oversight Council as a regulatory body and unwind the systemically important... full story

Election Prompts Rush to Sign Up for ACA

(11/22/2016) More than one million people have signed up for 2017 health insurance coverage on HealthCare.gov, and more than 300,000 of them selected plans in the three days... full story

NY Examines Occupation in Setting Car Insurance Rates

(11/22/2016) The New York Department of Financial Services has asked Allstate Corp., Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s Geico unit, Liberty Mutual, and Progressive Corp. to explain w... full story

A California Earthquake Could Be Bigger

(11/22/2016) A 2014 study by federal, California, and academic researchers showed that much of the San Andreas fault could unzip all at once, unleashing a rare, singular cat... full story

Do You Need Insurance for Your Drone?

(11/22/2016) Thinking of buying a drone? Check your insurance coverage. Homeowners’ insurance policies or renters’ insurance policies should cover most damages from dron... full story