Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 29, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 29, 2022

Vermont Supreme Court allows novel ‘physical damage’ COVID-19 theory to proceed. The Connecticut Insurance Department allows defense within limits for fiduciary and cyber liability policies. A photo-inspection bill has been introduced in the New Jersey state Assembly. And, the New Hampshire Insurance Department has approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance 2023 WC loss cost decrease of 7%. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, compliance issues, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, upcoming events and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 22, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 22, 2022

Have you been looking for information on credit reports and insurance scores to help you educate your clients? PIA Northeast has resources that can help. Recent restitution payment of $100M stresses the importance of proper employee classification for all businesses. New Jersey’s Cannabis Safe-Harbor bill was reported out of the state Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 15, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 15, 2022

The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud has updated its estimate for how much insurance fraud costs consumers and businesses for the first time in 27 years—the new data estimates that fraud costs $308.6 billion a year. A new study reveals the differences in how insurance buyers in each generation search for and purchase insurance. And, FEMA is requesting information that makes it look like it’s interested in selling flood insurance directly to insureds. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, and education opportunities in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 8, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 8, 2022

New report finds that there was a record-high in direct premiums written for the U.S. surplus-lines segment in 2021. PIANY Director of Government & Industry Affairs Bradford J. Lachut, Esq., refutes a recent op-ed about the bill that would make photo inspections for autos optional—and he reiterates PIANY’s long support for this legislation. And, if you have clients who store property in self-storage units, do they know a change in the 5/11 edition of homeowners (HO3) form may affect whether they have coverage? Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 1, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 1, 2022

Next named storm expected this weekend, PIA Northeast has resources to help you and your clients prepare for storms. In New York state, United Property & Casualty Insurance to enter run-off. And, NJYIP is calling for nominations for its YIP of the Year award. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, technical resources, accolades, education opportunities and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Aug. 25, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Aug. 25, 2022

News Inform clients about insurance issues, gain E&O protection The Fall/Winter issue of Your Business—a consumer newsletter that focuses on commercial-lines issues for your clients—will be available soon. You can send this newsletter, which will focus on flood...

Weekly Dispatch: Aug. 18, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Aug. 18, 2022

A new report shows that inflation and supply-chain disruptions are impacting the personal auto market; and inflation will continue to cause the property/casualty market to harden. Two new laws—recently signed by New Jersey’s governor and supported by PIANJ—will impact the personal auto and commercial insurance marketplaces. And, in New York state the revised workers’ compensation loss costs will take effect Oct. 1, 2022. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, a call for nominations, events and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 29, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Aug. 4, 2022

Report finds that consumers are more interested in telematics, but what does this mean for their privacy? The NHID approved a rate proposal filed by the NCCI that will reduce voluntary workers’ compensation loss costs by 7% on average. And, the New York State Department of Financial Services released proposed updates to the cybersecurity regulation for financial services companies, which includes insurance agencies—PIA Northeast to comment. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, technical resources, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 22, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: July 28, 2022

Bill introduced in Congress that would extend the NFIP for a year—currently, the NFIP is set to expire at the end of September. Recent national bills would effective the state insurance regulatory system. And, the NYSIF is deferring the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board’s assessment on new Safety Group members. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Sept. 15, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: July 21, 2022

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance to cease writing certain homeowners insurance risks. Connecticut’s plan to support business growth with COVID recovery funding approved by the U.S. Treasury Department. PIANY examines the new law that affects workers’ compensation insurance available to businesses with outstanding balance through NYSIF and what it means for agents and their clients. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, accolades, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.