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California Drought Eases

(2/28/2017) On February 23 the U.S. Drought Monitor said that the worst drought conditions in California have diminished after storms that have drenched the state... full story

Buffett Takes Bigger Bite of Apple

(2/28/2017) Warren Buffett said in a CNBC interview that his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. more than doubled its stake in Apple Inc. last month, and now owns about 133 million sh... full story

Appeal of Fiduciary Rule Filed

(2/28/2017) Life insurers and business groups have filed an appeal seeking to overturn a ruling by a Texas federal judge that upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduci... full story

Fake News, Real Threat

(2/22/2017) Far more than a prank, the spread of fictitious news is being used to wreak havoc on businesses and institutions... full story

Humana to Pull Out of ACA Exchanges

(2/22/2017) Humana announced on Feb. 14 that it would no longer offer health insurance coverage in the state marketplaces created under the Affordable Care Act, becoming th... full story

IRS Won’t Withhold Refunds Based on ACA

(2/22/2017) The Internal Revenue Service has rescinded an instruction to withhold tax refunds this year from Americans who fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act's ins... full story

Smartphone Addicts Driving Rates Higher

(2/22/2017) Some insurers suggest that costs associated with crashes are outpacing auto insurance premium increases, and many indicate that America’s drivers are increasi... full story

New Chairman of Lloyd’s of London Named

(2/22/2017) Lloyd’s of London named Bruce Carnegie-Brown to succeed John Nelson as chairman of the insurance market founded in a coffee house in 1688... full story

Louisiana Governor to Address NCOIL

(2/22/2017) The National Conference of Insurance Legislators has announced that Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 NCOIL S... full story

PIA Action Alert: Repeal the Federal Insurance Office

(2/14/2017) PIA has now sent a Grassroots Action Alert asking independent insurance agents to contact their federal representatives to ask that they support the repeal of t... full story

Federal Aid for Louisiana After Tornadoes

(2/14/2017) On Feb. 7, at least seven tornadoes tore through southern Louisiana, damaging dozens of homes, cars, and businesses. full story

PIA National Releases 2017 Policy and Advocacy Priorities

(2/14/2017) PIA National has released its top six 2017 Policy and Advocacy Priorities. full story

Federal Judge Upholds Fiduciary Rule

(2/14/2017) A federal judge in Texas has ruled against life insurers and business groups challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) fiduciary rule. full story

Congressman Attacks Insurance Agreement

(2/14/2017) Patrick McHenry (R-Fla.) has called on the Federal Reserve to put a freeze on all international financial regulatory negotiations. full story

Your Employees & Cybersecurity

(2/14/2017) This article in Forbes discusses the rise in cyber threats that can harm businesses of all sizes. full story

Major Cat Losses Highest Since 2012

(2/14/2017) Insured loss estimates from major natural catastrophes in 2016 reached $39.5 billion. full story

Acting Director Named in Missouri

(2/14/2017) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed John Rehagen as acting director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Regis... full story

The Art of Subtle Selling—A Webinar for CSRs

(2/14/2017) If you are a PIA agency CSR and you are required to cross sell, upsell or account round, then this webinar is for you. full story

Aetna, Humana End Merger Agreement

(2/14/2017) Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. said on February 14 that they will end their $34 billion merger agreement. full story

Winter Car Accidents Kill Nearly 4,000 in Five Years

(2/14/2017) Deadly auto accidents in wintry weather have claimed nearly 4,000 lives over the past five years, according to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety ... full story