Articles by Stephanie K. Jones

South Central Regulation Report Card: Texas’ Grade Rises, Arkansas’ Drops

No South Central state had the best score and none had the worst in a report recently released by a conservative-leaning research organization that annually assesses the effectiveness states’ insurance regulatory systems. Grades assigned to the insurance regulatory systems in …

Percentage of Texas Workers’ Comp System Non-Subscribers Declines

The percentage of companies that don’t participate in the Texas workers’ compensation system has fallen to the lowest level since 1993, the agency that regulates this line of insurance in the state has reported. In its Biennial Report to the …

Midwest Regulation Report Card: States’ Grades Range from A to D

Grades assigned to the insurance regulatory systems in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin range from A to D in a report recently released by a conservative-leaning …

South Central Regulation Report Card: Texas’ Grade Rises, Arkansas’ Drops

No South Central state had the best score and none had the worst in a report recently released by a conservative-leaning research organization that annually assesses the effectiveness states’ insurance regulatory systems. Grades assigned to the insurance regulatory systems in …

Midwest Regulation Report Card: States’ Grades Range from A to D

Grades assigned to the insurance regulatory systems in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin range from A to D in a report recently released by a conservative-leaning …

Percentage of Non-Subscribers in Texas Workers’ Comp System Falls

The percentage of companies that don’t participate in the Texas workers’ compensation system has fallen to the lowest level since 1993, the agency that regulates this line of insurance in the state has reported. In its Biennial Report to the …

Battle Over Property Claims and Litigation in Texas Set to Continue in 2017

If a Dec. 1, 2016, hearing is any indication, Texas lawmakers will be encouraged in the coming leg­islative session to take up what the property/casualty insurance industry says is a problematic trend following severe weather-related events in the state: increased …

Nodak Mutual Seeking to Convert to a Stock Company

A North Dakota mutual insurer with ties to the Farm Bureau is awaiting a decision from the state insurance commissioner as to whether it can proceed with a plan to convert to a stock insurance company. Nodak Mutual Insurance Co. …

Property Claims and Litigation Likely on Texas 2017 Legislative Docket

If a Dec. 1, 2016, hearing is any indication, Texas lawmakers will likely be encouraged in the coming legislative session to take up what the property/casualty insurance industry says is a problematic trend following severe weather-related events in the state: …

North Dakota’s Nodak Mutual Seeking to Convert to a Stock Company

A North Dakota mutual insurer with ties to the Farm Bureau is awaiting a decision from the state insurance commissioner as to whether it can proceed with a plan to convert to a stock insurance company. Nodak Mutual Insurance Co. …