Commissioner Spotlight: Maine Superintendent Eric Cioppa

In the first entry in our new “Commissioner Spotlight” series, we are focusing on the head of the Maine Bureau of Insurance, Superintendent Eric Cioppa. Superintendent Cioppa began his career in insurance as a statistician for the Insurance Bureau before becoming Supervisor of Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Section. After that, he became Deputy Superintendent in 1998. …

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Overtime Rule Update Finalized by Department of Labor

Earlier this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule as part of its consideration of potential revisions to 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.” PIA National submitted comments in …

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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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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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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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States Enact Data Security Measures: Alabama

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, and Alabama. 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 its model law …

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