N.J.: No-fault law does not bar bad-faith claim

Recently, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division held in the case of Vera v. State Farm Indem. Co. that New Jersey’s no-fault law does not bar policyholders from pursuing a claim of bad faith against their insurer. How did we get here? The plaintiff and...
Weekly Dispatch: June 9, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: June 9, 2022

Report highlights cars that are considered safer for younger drivers. New York state Legislature takes action on bills as session winds down. And, you still can register for PIA Annual Conference hosted by PIANJ and PIANY at the door this weekend. Will we see you there? 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.

N.Y.: Bills see action as the Legislature winds down

N.Y.: Bills see action as the Legislature winds down

A trio of lesser known—but notable—insurance bills passed the New York state Legislature in the waning days of the 2022 legislation session, which could have an impact on your agency and clients. Supplemental spousal liability coverage S.9367/A.1029–Sponsored by Sen....

A look at the ‘wholesale’ marketplace

A look at the ‘wholesale’ marketplace

Brady Kelley is the executive director of the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association, a member service organization representing the entire wholesale, specialty and E&S industry. Dan Maher is the executive director of Excess Line Association of New York,...

Part V: Advocacy tips for letters/email

Part V: Advocacy tips for letters/email

For this installment of our advocacy series, we are going to talk about best practices when you write a letter or an email to your legislators. While snail mail and electronic mail are different mediums, they are essentially both a letter, so the rules for writing...

Weekly Dispatch: June 2, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: June 2, 2022

PIANY top-priority bill on photo inspections passes the state Senate, to be sent to the governor. PIANJ-priority compulsory business insurance bill passes state Senate. Property/casualty insurers experience underwriting loss in 2021—but gain surplus. If you are looking for ways to build your credibility and enhance your clients’ trust, PIA Northeast can help. 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.

PIANJ-priority compulsory business insurance bill passes state Senate

PIANJ-priority compulsory business insurance bill passes state Senate

Legislation that would require businesses and certain rental units to carry insurance passed the state Senate (25-11) on May 26. The bill, S-1368, sponsored by Senate President Scutari, D-22, would require business owners to purchase liability insurance in an...

Teach your team how to work together

Teach your team how to work together

Collaborating with a team can either be enlightening or disastrous depending on the tools you use, and when you’re running a business, it’s crucial to ensure that you have all the right resources to make any team effort a success. From making communication easier, to...

Weekly Dispatch: May 26, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: May 26, 2022

News Hurricane season starts next week: ‘Above-normal’ hurricane season predicted—is your agency ready? Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, are predicting...