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San Francisco Approves Requirement for Clean Breastfeeding Space for Workers

San Francisco supervisors approved legislation that requires employers to provide new mothers a clean and private space to pump their milk, adding to the board’s long history of trying to make the city more equitable for workers even if that …

States Getting More Active on Autonomous Vehicle Rules, Says PCI Director

Thinking about the rules of the road for a time when autonomous vehicles dominate the landscape is probably like envisioning a horseless carriage on the plains of the Old West. But that won’t stop Bob Passmore, senior director of personal …

California Commissioner Issues Anti-Steering Regulations

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has issued new Anti-Steering in Auto Body Repair regulations that he says increase protections to prevent consumers from being misled or claims delayed when a collision-damaged vehicle needs to be repaired. The new rules prohibit …

Washington Commissioner Fines Pet Insurer for Violating State Laws

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined a pet insurance company $150,000 for violating state laws. Kreidler sayid his agency issued fines in July against American Pet Insurance, which goes under the name Trupanion. It’s based in New York. Most …

California Uber and Lyft Car Rental Decision Delayed

The first major product of General Motors Co.’s $500 million investment in Lyft Inc. was a short-term car-rental program. Last month, the companies began leasing Chevrolets in Chicago for up to eight weeks as part of the Express Drive program, …

Lyft Agrees to Temporary Halt of Rideshare Service in Kansas City

Ridesharing company Lyft will temporarily stop operating in Kansas City, Mo. while it negotiates with the city over ways to allow it to permanently conduct business in the city. Lyft officials said that the drivers will stop working for up …

Illinois Rideshare Bills Vetoed; Insurance Groups Urge Override

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have imposed statewide regulations on commercial ridesharing companies, also known as transportation network companies (TNCs). Quinn said he vetoed House Bill 4075, also known as the “Uber bill,” because it would …

UnitedHealth’s $173M Fine May Be Warning to P/C Insurers

A decision by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to fine UnitedHealth Group $173.6 million for violations having to do with the Unfair Business Practices Act, the Unfair Insurance Practice Act and unfair claims settlements may be a wakeup call for …

Rebates, Referrals and Rewards in Texas — What’s OK and What’s Not?

What are the rules governing insurance agents in Texas on rebates, referrals and rewards, and why do they matter? For starters, at a minimum, an agent could lose their license for violating rules regarding such activities. And, they could potentially …

50th International Insurance Society Seminar Convenes in London

The International Insurance Society (IIS) has come a long way since its first meeting in a conference room in Austin, Texas. The 50th edition of its annual conclave opened this morning in London at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel …