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NYS Insurance Fund Adds QR Code to Workers’ Comp Certificates

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) is adding a new feature to its certificates of insurance. NYSIF said all NYSIF workers’ compensation certificates now include a QR (quick response) code, which can be scanned to instantly validate a certificate …

New Jersey Issues Reminder: Certificates Law Will Take Effect in April

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration issued a statement this week reminding insurance agents, contractors and other interested parties in the state that the new certificates of insurance law will take effect on April 10. The Certificates of Insurance Act, …

New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Certificates of Insurance Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office announced that the governor signed the Certificates of Insurance Act (S-3270/A-4705) into law Monday. The new law will govern the use of certificates of insurance, making it illegal to request the issuance of certificates …

Massachusetts DOI Issues Bulletin on Certificates of Insurance Law

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) issued a bulletin to provide guidance on the implementation of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 175L, concerning the issuance of certificates of insurance. Chapter 175L was signed into law on Jan. 7, 2015, by then-Gov. …

N.Y., Mass. Adopt Certificates of Insurance Law

New York and Massachusetts in January became the latest states to enact laws to prohibit improper use of certificates of insurance. On Jan. 28, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill (A.9590/S.6545-A) that would standardize the practice …

Georgia Agency Owners Charged With Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced Tuesday that warrants have been issued for the arrest of a Gwinnett County insurance agent and her husband on multiple counts of insurance fraud. Officials said insurance agent Cynthia Dunn is facing charges of …

Connecticut’s Certificates of Insurance Bill Signed Into Law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently signed into law H.B.5248 that prohibits the inappropriate use and issuance of certificates of insurance. The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Inc., an industry association which has been an active supporter of H.B.5248, applauded …

Delaware’s New Legislation Adds Teeth to Certificate of Insurance Regulations

Delaware legislature on Tuesday passed HB 104 (“An Act to Amend Title 18 of the Delaware Code Relating to Certificates of Insurance”) that aims to curtail the improper use of certificates of insurance. Delaware Association of Insurance Agents & Brokers …

N.Y. Agency Owner Charged With Issuing Fraudulent Certificates of Insurance

Authorities said a New York-based insurance agency owner has been charged with allegedly issuing fraudulent certificates of insurance. The New York State Police announced on Dec. 22 that Walter Davis, the owner of W. Davis Insurance in Saint Johnsville, N.Y., …

Burand’s Agency E&O Blog: Tip #9

Certificates of Insurance, Part 2.   Last week’s blog covered the reason certificates cause so many E&O mistakes due to processing errors.  This week’s blog covers the second reason certificates of insurance create so many E&O errors.  That reason is agencies …