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Nationwide Will Fully Shift to Independent Agent Model
As part of ongoing efforts to give agents the flexibility they need to grow and thrive, Nationwide is announcing its intention to shift entirely to an independent agency distribution model by July 1, 2020...
Long-Awaited Farm Bill Unveiled
On April 12, 2018, the House released its long-awaited version of the latest Farm Bill (H.R.2). This lengthy legislation contains eleven titles, including the crop insurance title...
PIA Federal Legislative Summit Next Week
Professional Insurance Agents from around the country are getting ready to converge on Washington, D.C. next week for the annual PIA Federal Legislative Summit. The Summit will be held April 24-25...
New ACA Rule Gives States More Power
A final rule issued last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will give states the power to loosen federal regulations for health insurance plans sold on the Affordable Care Act marketplace...
States May Enact Fiduciary Laws
The future of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule remains uncertain, as President Donald Trump ordered the DOL to perform a new analysis of the rule aimed at revising or repealing it...
Cyber 101: Essential Information About Data Breach/Privacy
Cyber 101 is an educational resource created by PIA and The PIA Partnership to help educate PIA members and their clients about the seven most common cyber risks faced by small and mid-sized businesses, as well as the business practices and insurance coverages that can reduce those risks...
Liability Insurance for Dog Owners
Liability claims for dog-related injuries have been on the rise in recent years, with an estimated 18,522 incidents in 2017, up 9.5 percent from 2003, according to data from the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm...
Sandy Victims Get Extension for Flood Work
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a three-year extension for Hurricane Sandy victims to use grant funds for flood mitigation projects...
Some Hurricane Names Banished
The World Meteorological Organization’s international committee of meteorologists officially retired the names of the four most destructive 2017 storms — Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate — from the rotating roster of cyclone names...
NFIP CEO Resigns to Head IBHS
On April 25, Roy E. Wright, deputy associate administrator of the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will leave the agency to become president and CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety.