Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney News

Mississippi Rep., Insurance Chief Urge Development of Private Flood Market

Mississippi’s top insurance regulator and its only Democratic congressman are both ready to cede some of the federal flood insurance market to private insurers. Both Republican Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson say they’re open to proposals …

Paid Claims from Mississippi Tornado Damage Top $31M, And Growing

Insurers have paid out more than $31.6 million on 2,801 claims from tornadoes that hit Mississippi last month. The Mississippi Insurance Department reported the figures through Feb. 3. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said immediately after the storms he expects …

Mississippi, Georgia Commissioners Call on Industry to Assist Residents Affected by Tornadoes

Insurance commissioners in Mississippi and Georgia, two of several Southeast states hit over the weekend by devestating tornadoes that damaged thousands of homes and caused millions of dollars in insured losses, are calling on the insurance industry to assist their …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Urges Passage of Fire District Bill

A bill making its way through the Mississippi State Legislature that could change the way fire districts in the state are drawn is being praised by Mississippi’s insurance chief. House Bill 469 would amend Section 19-5-167 of the Mississippi Code …

FEMA Extends Deadline for Mississippi Flood Victims to File Proof of Loss Form

Mississippi victims of March flooding now have more time to file their required Proof of Loss form, according to a statement from the Mississippi Insurance Department. Mississippi’s Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Chaney Re-Elected for Third Term

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, a Republican, was reelected to a third term in the office on Nov. 3, according to the Associated Press. A Mississippi native, Chaney is the state’s 11th Commissioner of Insurance and also serves as state …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner to Run Unopposed in November

State election officials removed the Reform Party candidate for Mississippi insurance commissioner from the Nov. 3 ballot, saying it was impossible to know whether he had lived in the state long enough to run. The decision leaves Republican Mike Chaney …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Chaney Wins Republican Nomination

Second-term incumbent Mike Chaney of Vicksburg has won the Republican nomination for insurance commissioner. He held off a challenge Tuesday from John Mosley, a body shop owner from Clinton. Mosley campaigned, in part, by saying insurance companies have gotten away …

Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Being Challenged in Upcoming Primary

Second-term Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is being challenged in the Republican primary by John Mosley, a body shop owner who says insurance companies have gotten away with paying for less-than-perfect replacement parts to repair damaged vehicles. Chaney supporters criticize …

Mississippi’s Leflore County Adopts New Statewide Building Code

The Leflore County Board of Supervisors has adopted the 2012 International Building Code, which means new construction will have to adhere to a set of uniform standards. Under a new state law, Mississippi counties have a Nov. 30 deadline to …