N.Y.: Two PIA-supported bills introduced in state Legislature amid budget negotiations

The New York state Legislature might be in the process of negotiating the budget, but it took the time to introduce two PIA-supported bills that could have a significant impact on the homeowners and auto marketplace, respectively.  C-MAP  Assemblyman Steven...
Weekly Dispatch: April 18, 2024

Weekly Dispatch: April 18, 2024

Triple I: Dog injury claims have risen in 2023 from 2022, with payouts totaling $1.12 billion. Can AI assist with the talent shortage issues facing the claims industry? PIACT held its Connecticut Convention, seeing the election of new PIACT and CTYIP officers and board members, and the presentation of the Awards of Distinction. New Jersey’s digital equity plan has been accepted by the federal government. PIANY priority excess-line reform bill heads to Senate floor. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, accolades, education opportunities, upcoming events and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Is AI the answer to talent shortages in claims?

Is AI the answer to talent shortages in claims?

Talent shortages continue to rank in the top 10 concerns of insurance industry stakeholders.[1] According to the U.S. Census Bureau 12,000 people per day will turn 65 in 2024, calling this milestone “Peak 65.” Peak 65 is expected to lead to talent shortages in the...

Weekly Dispatch: April 11, 2024

Weekly Dispatch: April 11, 2024

4.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Northeast—are your clients calling you with questions about coverage options? The 2024 hurricane season is predicted to be “very active.” PIACT met with legislators and Connecticut Insurance Department representatives at its Legislative Reception. New York announced that $412 million in bonds and subsides for the renovation and construction of 1,100 homes. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, compliance issues, advocacy updates, technical resources, accolades, upcoming events and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

PIACT holds successful Legislative Reception

PIACT holds successful Legislative Reception

PIACT held its annual Legislative Reception on March 19, 2024, in the lobby of the Connecticut Legislative Office Building. The event presented a unique opportunity for insurance agents to share their experiences, insights and visions for the future of Connecticut’s insurance industry with members of the state legislature and the Connecticut Insurance Department. PICTURED: (L-R) PIACT Director of Government & Industry Affairs Bradford J. Lachut, Esq.; PIACT National Director Jonathan T. Black, LUTCF, CPIA, CLTC, NAMSA, NSSA; Representative Kerry Wood, D-29, co-chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee; and PIACT Government & Industry Affairs Specialist Theophilus Alexander.

Best practices to assist clients during a claim

Best practices to assist clients during a claim

Rarely is the role of the insurance agent or broker ever more important to a client than when that client has experienced a claim. Guiding clients through the claims process is a critical component of the agent’s or broker’s job. It involves not just a deep...