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Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Policyholders Entitled to Coverage Despite Insurers' Refusal to Settle

(7/29/2015) Pennsylvania policyholders are entitled to coverage if they settle a case without their insurer's consent when the insurer is providing defense under a reservat... full story

Hackers Can Hijack Vehicles Remotely, Recall Ordered

(7/29/2015) Fiat Chrysler will recall 1.4 million vehicles in the United States to install software to prevent hackers from gaining remote control of the engine, steering o... full story

Agent to Agent: Automated Marketing With a Little Pepper

(7/29/2015) PIA member Tim Shaw of Tim Shaw Insurance – Acentria in Fort Myers, Florida, was working with a prominent insurance marketing firm with a slick digital system... full story

Berkley: "Cursed" With Being a Domestic Insurer

(7/29/2015) While offshore insurers enjoy a competitive advantage, W. R. Berkley is "cursed with being a domestic insurance company," according to CEO William R. Berkley, w... full story

It's a Bird, It's a Plane...it's An Insurance Adjuster?

(7/29/2015) Liberty Mutual Insurance has joined other insurers by embracing drone technology as part of its claims management strategy for natural disasters and other high-... full story

Some Insurers Consider 'Data-for-Doughnuts'

(7/29/2015) Driving down a highway, you approach a Dunkin Donuts... full story

Greater Transparency Needed From Fed on Insurance Regulation

(7/22/2015) During a U.S. House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing, experts testified that lawmakers should impose better transparency on ... full story

Industry Pushes Back Against IMF Call for National Regulator

(7/22/2015) A report by the International Monetary Fund that singled out life insurers as posing significant long-term economic risks is being challenged by the U.S. insura... full story

NCOIL Passes P/C Model Laws, Endorses Capital Standards Act

(7/22/2015) The National Conference of Insurance Legislators 2015 Summer Meeting took place in Indianapolis, IN, from Thursday, July 15 to Sunday, July 19... full story

Appeals Court Upholds Katrina Fraud Verdict

(7/22/2015) According to a decision by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on July 13, Cori and Kerry Rigsby, whistleblowers who sued State Farm Fire and... full story

Former CMS Administrator to Head AHIP

(7/22/2015) Marilyn Tavenner, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will be the new president and chief executive officer of America's Health Insur... full story

U.S. P/C Insurer Profits Grow in Q1

(7/22/2015) Private U.S. property/casualty insurers' net income after taxes grew to $18.2 billion in first-quarter 2015 from $13.9 billion in first-quarter 2014, with insur... full story

New Guidance on Independent Contractors by Dept. of Labor

(7/22/2015) The Department of Labor is offering guidance in a new memo as to when to classify workers as employees and independent contractors... full story

Changing Demographics Affect Insurance

(7/22/2015) Insurance advisors need to be aware that the people they are advising have changed, according to "LoveFamilyMoney," a 2014 study funded by Allianz... full story

Are High-profile Cyber Attacks Connected?

(7/17/2015) More than two years ago, troves of personal data were stolen from U.S. travel companies... full story

Summer Is Busy Time for Car Thieves

(7/17/2015) July and August are the months that tend to see the most auto thefts... full story

Reinsurance Pricing Decline Slows

(7/17/2015) Guy Carpenter reported that pricing declines have slowed at July 1 renewals, given that reinsurance markets continue to have abundant capacity... full story

National Weather Service Declares New Orleans "Storm Ready"

(7/17/2015) The National Weather Service has recognized New Orleans as a "storm ready" city, a designation which is good for three years. full story

FIO Requests Information on Auto Insurance Affordability

(7/17/2015) On July 2, 2015, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) issued notice for comment on the FIO's proposed working definition of "affordability" in relation to persona... full story

A Snapshot of Independent Agents

(7/10/2015) Agents place a higher priority on keeping and servicing existing customers than on finding new business, according to the results from the Accenture Independent... full story