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Global Insurance Standards Bill Passes House Committee

Business Insurance (12/13/17) Gonzalez, Gloria The House Financial Services Committee has endorsed legislation intended to preserve the U.S. state-based system of insurance regulation, while giving Congress greater oversight and transparency...

Strong Demand for Health Insurance as Deadline Looms

The New York Times (12/14/17) P. A13 Pear, Robert The Trump administration says more than 1 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, pushing the total in the federal marketplace to nearly 4.7 million....

DFS Issues Regs Barring Auto Insurers from Asking About Occupation, Education

New York Law Journal (12/13/17) Velasquez, Josefa The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) unveiled regulations that prevent auto insurance companies from asking policyholders about education and occupation when setting policy premiums....

ACA Enrollment Up as Deadline Nears, State Considers Waiver

Wisconsin State Journal (12/14/17) Wahlberg, David Wisconsin enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange is outpacing last year’s numbers, with the federal government reporting on Dec. 12 that more than 128,000 state residents...

Missing Out on Money? Georgians Reap $6.6 Million in Lost Insurance Policies

Macon Telegraph (12/14/17) Fabian, Liz During the first 12 months of the Life Insurance Policy Locator app, 589 Georgians found lost or misplaced insurance policies or annuities, pocketing more than $6.6 million. “The response from this...

Iowa and Virginia Insurance Regulators Adopt the NAIC’s Term Model Rules Governing Term and Universal Life Insurance Reserve Financing

JDSupra (12/12/17) Fields, Carlton; Stearns, Benjamin Insurance regulators in Iowa and Virginia have adopted the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Model Rules regulating term and universal life insurance reserve financing....

12/14/17 – NAIC, Bermuda Monetary Authority Hold 5th Regulatory Dialogue

Governor Reminds Consumers of ACA Open Enrollment Friday Deadline

Pennsylvania Department of Insurance (12/11/17) Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf reminded consumers that open enrollment for 2018 individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ends this Friday, Dec. 15. More than 161,388 Pennsylvanians...

NH Insurance Department Reminds NH Residents Open Enrollment Ends Dec. 15

New Hampshire Insurance Department (12/11/17) Open enrollment for individual health insurance (on and off HealthCare.gov) ends this Friday, Dec. 15 at 11:59 P.M. The first premium needs to be paid by the insurance company’s due date before...

Hundreds of North Bay Fire Victims Contend They Are Vastly Underinsured on Home Policies

Santa Rosa Press Democrat (California) (12/11/17) Swindell, Bill Many homeowners in Sonoma County, Calif., who have been displaced by the October wildfires say they are finding themselves underinsured and are pressing their cases with their...