Proposed Flood Regulation Could Hurt Agents, Consumers

PIA National recently submitted comments in response to the July 8, 2019 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)[1] published by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The ANPR outlines potential changes to the methodology currently used for payments to Write Your Own (WYO) insurance companies selling flood policies in …

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Flood Insurance Program Set to Expire Sept. 30 Absent Congressional Action

Congress returns from its August recess next week, and not a moment too soon. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on September 30th if Congress doesn’t act to extend it. The NFIP is currently on its 12th short term extension since its last long-term renewal expired in September 2017. While Congress may …

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States Enact Data Security Measures: New Hampshire

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law (MDL-668) was finalized in October 2017 and subsequently passed in South Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Mississippi, Alabama, Delaware, and New Hampshire. The NAIC’s 2017 passage of its model law set the stage for several state legislatures to include it on their legislative calendars beginning in 2018 …

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States Enact Data Security Measures: Delaware

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law (MDL-668) was finalized in October 2017 and subsequently passed in South Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Mississippi, Alabama, Delaware, and New Hampshire. Moreover, the NAIC model borrowed heavily from the New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation (23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500). The NAIC’s 2017 passage of …

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Multiple GOP Retirements Announced Ahead of 2020 Election

In recent weeks, more than ten Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have announced that they will not seek reelection. Among the 12 GOP members who have already announced their planned retirements, four are from Texas. Rep. Pete Olson, whose district includes the Houston suburbs, is not running again. Nor is Rep. Kenny …

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Member Spotlight: Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

Nydia Velázquez is a Democratic Congresswoman who represents the 7th Congressional District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. Her metropolitan district is comprised of parts of Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, and Queens. Rep. Velázquez has served in the House since 1993, and she was the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the House …

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Dept. of Labor Overtime Rule Update

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) requested information as it considers revising the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to update the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay (of 1.5 times their regular pay rate) for “executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees.” Earlier this summer, PIA National submitted comments in response to the …

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