Weekly Dispatch: Feb. 2, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Feb. 2, 2023

PIACT has announced its 2023 legislative priorities, supporting legislation that would waive the declinations requirement when an agent renews a policy in the surplus-lines market through an unaffiliated, licensed wholesale broker. In recognition of Data Privacy Week, New York state is promoting techniques for protecting private data. Reinsurance refers to the system in which an insurer moves all or some of a risk to another insurer to give protection in case of risks on the first insurance. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, compliance issues, technical resources, education opportunities and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 26, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 26, 2023

Clients buying condos?—Help them understand the complex insurance implications of their purchases. The insurance industry is seeing more economic momentum in U.S. auto, home, and business insurance than the entire U.S. economy. PIANY has compiled a Q&A to help your clients get on board with making auto photo inspections optional. Get ready to comply with N.J.’s new minimum limits laws. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, compliance issues, technical resources, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 19, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 19, 2023

Climate change and La Niña conditions are effecting weather conditions dramatically, resulting in more natural disasters than normal. Natural disasters are the leading cause of high losses and protections against these possible calamities are more necessary than ever. Workplace leaders need to harness their soft skills to delegate, anticipate behavioral conflicts between workers, communicate effectively, and grow themselves and their co-workers. And, Gov. Ned Lamont announces the start of adult-use cannabis sales at Connecticut’s first group of licensed retailers. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, compliance issues, technical resources, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 12, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 12, 2023

What agents need to know as the market hardens. The Federal Trade Commission proposes ban on noncompete agreements. New Jersey’s new law requires gun owners to have liability insurance. And, Vermont requests federal damage assessment for storm damage. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 5, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 5, 2023

PIA examines the 118th Congress. Andrew N. Mais reappointed commissioner of the Connecticut Insurance Department and president-elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Supreme Court of New Jersey’s ruling may affect duty-to-notify regarding workers’ compensation for LLCs. And, New York governor signs law to simplify placing business in the excess-lines market; vetoes changes to workers’ compensation laws—thank you to the PIANY members who helped make it happen. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, compliance issues, accolades, education opportunities, upcoming events and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Dec. 15, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Dec. 15, 2022

Recently signed New York state law cracks down on telemarketing calls, agents defined as ‘telemarketers’—sort of. Connecticut to clear thousands of low-level cannabis possession convictions. And, avoid hiring mistakes to select top talent. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, compliance issues, technical resources, education opportunities, and upcoming events in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Dec. 8, 2022

Weekly Dispatch: Dec. 8, 2022

Now is the time to remind your clients about end-of-the-year insurance exposures. Survey finds that organic growth decelerates for agents, brokers. PIANJ testifies in support of step-down bill, which then passes state Assembly Committee. And, Vermont to offer voluntary paid family and medical leave program by 2025. 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: Feb. 2, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Dec. 1, 2022

Private flood insurers are gaining traction; remember PIA Northeast members have access to The Hartford Flood Program. PIA to tackle national insurance-related issues during Congress’s lame-duck session. Bill to require liability insurance for handguns passes the New Jersey state Assembly. And, PIANY asks for your help to promote its consumer-facing campaign to alert insureds about the need for a standard windstorm definition. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, upcoming events and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.

Weekly Dispatch: Jan. 12, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Nov. 10, 2022

PIA has resources on cannabis and its effect on the industry. PIA Northeast reviews this week’s elections as the results unfold and examines how they may affect the insurance industry. Reports show that property/casualty underwriting results are expected to worsen. Happy Veterans Day! PIANJ offers a free year of membership for qualifying U.S. military veterans. 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: Jan. 5, 2023

Weekly Dispatch: Nov. 3, 2022

Insuring Hogwarts: A guide for insuring Muggle schools for their various risks. PIA updates additional insureds, certificates of insurance resources, so you can help educate your clients on the Waiver of Transfer of Rights Against Others to Us endorsement. And, the Connecticut Insurance Department restructures actuarial division to regulate industry’s use of technology. Plus, you can read about state-specific industry news, advocacy updates, technical resources, education opportunities, upcoming events and information you may have missed in this issue of the Weekly Dispatch.