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- Companies: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ‘Adequate rate for the risk’ a big concern for industry executives, ‘Adequate rate for the risk’ a big concern for industry executives, ‘Agency of the Year’ Award Goes to MaximInsurance, ‘Architect’ Designed His Future, ‘Fraud Fighters’ Pay $16,000 in Rewards, ‘Mixed Feelings’ Result as Fla. Legislature Passes SB 1486; Carriers’ Burdens Could Increase Overall Costs, ‘Operation Backlash’ Cracks the Whip on Fraud, ‘Sometimes You Just Have to Ask’, ‘Sometimes You Just Have to Ask’, “E-insurance: Creating a Competitive Advantage” Excerpted from a report written in co-operation with, “Well Heeled” consumers rank USAA, Chubb, American Family, “Well Heeled” consumers rank USAA, Chubb, American Family, 10 Garamendi proposed auto rate regs to cause rate hikes, 10 S.C. setback on workers’ comp, 10 La. regulators question Allstate cancellations, 100 Tornadoes Hit Midwest, Damage, Injury Totals Still Being Assessed, 101 Indicted in Calif. Insurance Fraud Sting, 101 Things Independent Agents Like MOST, 12 Michigan Auto Insurers Pledge Rate Freeze, 13 Insurers Await Indian Licenses, 17 Indicted in La., Accused of Staging Wrecks for Insurance Payments, 1st Federal Katrina Insurance Trial Under Way in La., 2000 Market Share For Insurers in Texas, 2001 Market Share For Insurers in Texas, 2002 Market Share for Insurers in Texas, 2006: Mother Nature and political deals made 2006 an unsettling year, 2008: A Year of Financial Storms, 2008: Top Stories of the Year, 22 Insurance-Fraud Ring Members Apprehended; Fla. Warns Others About Tough Penalties, 22 S. Floridians Arrested in Fraud Ring, 4 NYPD Officers, 12 Others Charged in Auto Fraud Case; OneBeacon Helped Investigators, 43 Indicted in N.Y. Auto ‘Fraud Factory’, 5 Insurers Asked to Testify at Florida Hearing on Credit Scoring Today, 500 Consumers Attend Punta Gorda, Fla. Town Hall Meetings; Gallagher, Insurance Reps Hear Complaints, 8 Conn. trucker, insurer at odds over certificate, 8 La.’s Blanco: Industry over-reacting to hurricanes, 8 INSURERS FEEL FIRE RISKS, A Few Small Market Insurers Agree to Michigan Auto Rate Freeze, A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Allstate and Subsidiaries, A.M. Best Places Allstate Floridian Under Review, A.M. Best Restores Ratings of Insurers Tied to Florida Hurricane Fund, Abel Named to Allstate Independent Agency Council, ACE BRANDYWINE SALE CHALLENGED:, ACE USA Appoints New VP Head of Emerging Issues, ACE USA Makes Fla. Appointments, ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of The ACE Group of Companies, named Carl Bach executive vice presiden, ACIC Elects Board Members, Acord New Head of Trusted Choice Branding Initiative, ACT Releases Comprehensive Technology Study, Adjusters Call Iowa Tornado Damage ‘Equal to Andrew’, Advertising, Claims Handling Drive Reputations of Auto Insurers, Advertising, Claims Handling Drive Reputations of Auto Insurers, After the Wreckage, Hurricane Katrina Spawns Lawsuits, After the Wreckage, Hurricane Katrina Spawns Lawsuits, AG Probe of New Mexico’s Rep. Foley Sought, Agency Cooperatives Can Boost Bottom Line, Agents ‘Putting Back the Pieces’ After Brooke, Agents at the Capitol, Agents Fear N.Y. Coast Insurance Market Worse; Pols Weigh Options, Agents Object to Allstate Ads in Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Mailings, Agents Speak Out on ‘Putting Back the Pieces’ after Brooke, Agents Speak Out on ‘Putting Back the Pieces’ After Brooke, Agents Speak Out on ‘Putting Back the Pieces’ After Brooke, Agents, Brokers, Carriers: Insurance Outlook Good for 2006, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES RAISE $50,000, AIA Lauds VT Legislature for Actions on Child Safety, Rejection of UIM Expansion, AIA Opposes Vt. Underinsured Motorist Bill, AIG CEO Liddy Expects Assets ‘For Sale’ List Next Week, AIG CEO Liddy Says Asset Sales May Be Delayed, AIG CEO, Chairman Liddy Calls It Quits, AIG CEO, Chairman Liddy Calls It Quits; Search On for 2 Replacements, AIG Elects Liddy as CEO, AIG in Talks to Sell Personal Lines; Transatlantic, Hartford Steam on the Block, AIG Leaders Grilled on Bailout Repay at Congressional Hearing, AIG United Guaranty to Expand in EU, Asia, AIG Will Sell Assets, But at What Price?, AIG: Picking at the Pieces, AIG’s Title as World’s Largest Insurer Gone Forever, AIR Worldwide Expands Consulting Group, Adding Fasking, Zhang, Ala. Coastal Property Owners Facing More Insurer Restrictions, Ala. Commissioner: ‘End Air Force One Policy’, Ala. Commissioner: ‘End Air Force One Policy’, Ala. Homeowners Concerned About Possibility of Losing Hurricane Coverage, Alabama coastal property owners face more insurer restrictions, Alabama coastal property owners face more insurer restrictions, Alabama Gets Its Own Insurance Information Service, Alabama Insurers Offering Suspended Billing, Grace Periods, Alabama Names Insurance Panel, Alabama Senate Leader Calls for Special Session on Coastal Insurance, Albuquerque Lawyer Who Sued Insurer Awarded $11 million, All in the Family, Alleged Auto Fraud Ring Busted in N.C., Alliance Disappointed in Insurance Score Class Action Ruling, Alliance Files Amicus Brief in, Allmerica CEO: Mass. Personal Lines Capacity Woes Could Spread to Other Lines, Allstate 2nd Quarter Earnings Rise 16 Percent, Fall Short of Estimates, Allstate 4Q Profit Falls 37 Percent, Allstate 4Q Profit Falls 37% as Calif. Wildfire Losses Top $300M, Allstate Accuses La. Couple of Misrepresenting Claim after Katrina, Allstate Acquires Sterling Collision Centers, Allstate Adding Agents in California, Allstate Adds Maryland Coast to Its ‘No New Business’ List, Allstate Adjustor Found Guilty in Fraud Conspiracy, Allstate Adopts New Corporate Policy Regarding Election of Directors, Allstate Ads Dropped from Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Mailings, Allstate Affirmed, Allstate Agent Talks Break Down, ALLSTATE AGENT TALKS BREAK DOWN, Allstate Agents Back in Court over Claims of Age Bias by Insurer, Allstate Agents Challenge IRS Over Independent Contractor Status, Allstate Agents Lose Fla. Case, Allstate Agents Petition IRS for Review of Independent Contractor Status, Allstate Agents Petition IRS for Review of Independent Contractor Status, Allstate Agents Pin Hopes on ERISA Charges Following Dismissal of Age Discrimination Complaint, Allstate Agrees to Mass Settlement of Mississippi Katrina Claims, Allstate Agrees to Reduced Rate Hike, Policy Drops in Mississippi, Allstate Announces Estimate of California Wildfire Losses, Allstate Announces Management, Organizational Changes, Allstate Announces New Reinsurance Program for Property, Auto, Allstate Announces Rate Hikes Likely in Disaster Prone States, Allstate Announces Withdrawal From Membership in PCI, Allstate Announces Withdrawal from National Trade Group PCI, Allstate Appoints Ethnic Marketing Directors, Allstate Approved to Establish Full-Service Bank, Allstate Asks New Jersey for 15.4% Rate Hike, Allstate awards cities free gas for safe driving records, Allstate awards cities free gas for safe driving records, Allstate awards cities free gas for safe driving records, Allstate Awards S.D. Cities Free Gas for Safe Driving Records, Allstate Back in Business, Fla. Court of Appeals Grants Stay, Allstate Backs National Disaster Fund But Other Insurers Balk, Allstate Balks at N.Y. Ban on Tying Home Renewals to Other Business, Allstate beats Wall Street projections, Q2 profit up by 5 percent, Allstate Beats Wall Street Projections, Ups 2d Quarter Profit 5%, ALLSTATE BUYS REPAIR STORES, Allstate Case May End Use of Special Judges in La., Allstate CEO Announces Agent Advisory Board, ALLSTATE CEO GETS ALL-STAR RAISE, Allstate CEO Liddy to Retire; Wilson Named Successor, Allstate CEO Says GEICO Could Strugggle with Storefront Strategy, Allstate CEO: Shift to Less Risky Business Will Take Years to Do, Allstate Challenges Mississippi Attorney General Hood’s Lawsuit, Allstate Chooses Wilson as President, COO Beginning June 1, Allstate Cites Potential Fla. Insolvency at Senate Hearing into Rates, Allstate Claim Payment Delays in La. Justified, Report Says, Allstate Companies Get Louisiana Homeowner Rate Hikes, Allstate Consent Order for Fla. Policyholders Could Trigger Refunds, Allstate Cuts California Renter’s Rates 19.6%, Allstate Cuts West Virginia Home Insurance Rates, Allstate Declines TARP Bailout Funds, Allstate Defends Property Insurance Rate Proposal to Lawmakers, Allstate Disappointed with EEOC Decision to Sue, Allstate Donates On-line Access of Encarta Africana to Chicago Schools, Allstate Drives Forward with N.Y. Auto Rate Cuts, Allstate Dropping Appeal of Calif. Auto Rate Cuts, Allstate dropping most earthquake coverage nationwide, Allstate dropping most earthquake coverage nationwide, Allstate Dropping Most Earthquake Insurance Nationwide, Allstate Dropping Windstorm Coverage in Texas Coastal Areas, Allstate Drops Alaska Earthquake Coverage, Allstate drops Alaska earthquake coverage, Allstate Drops Mobile-Home Coverage along South Carolina Coast, Allstate Earnings Drop 9% on Hurricane Damages from 3 Storms, Allstate Estimates Charley Losses at $425 Million, Allstate Eyes Indiana Expansion, Allstate Files $14.5 Million Lawsuit Against Chicago Area Medical Providers, Lawyers, Allstate Files Suit Against New Jersey Fraud Ring, Allstate First to Apply As India Opens Insurance Market, Allstate Floridian Applies to Scale Back, Drop 95,000 Homeowners, Allstate Floridian Applies to Scale Back, Drop 95,000 Homeowners, Allstate Floridian Changes Name to Castle Key, Allstate Floridian Lowers Rate Bids, Allstate Floridian Reduces Rate Increase Request, Allstate Floridian Requests Renters’, Condo Rate Increases, Allstate Floridian Scaling Back on Risk; Applies to Drop 95,000 Homeowners, Allstate Floridian to ‘Immediately’ Raise Homeowners Rates 28 Percent, Allstate Floridian Under Review, Allstate Floridian’s ‘BBBpi’ Affirmed, Allstate Foundation Establishes $1 Million Wildfire Relief Fund, Allstate Gains Calif. Rate Hike Approval, ALLSTATE GAINS CALIF. RATE HIKE APPROVAL, ALLSTATE GAINS CALIF. RATE HIKE APPROVAL, Allstate Gets Auto Rate Increase in Louisiana, Allstate Gets More Time in Wind-and-Hail Fight in La., ALLSTATE GETS RATE HIKE IN OKLA., Allstate Goes Direct Through InsWeb Portal, Allstate Grants Financial Selling Power to One-Third of Its Agents, ALLSTATE HIKES UP RATES, Allstate Hit for Linking Fire Renewals to Separate Wind Policy in Miss., Allstate hit for linking fire renewals to separate wind policy in Miss., Allstate hit for linking fire renewals to separate wind policy in Miss., Allstate hit for linking fire renewals to separate wind policy in Miss., Allstate Holding Off On New Homeowner Policies in Florida, Allstate in Deal to Set Up Online Bill-Payments, Allstate Incurs More than $300 Million in Southern California Wildfire Losses, Allstate Insurance Co. Civil Trial Begins in Kentucky, Allstate Insurance Q2 Profit Plunges on $698 Million in Catastrophe Losses, Allstate Insurance To Open Claims Center in Cheyenne, Allstate Investment Unit Opens First Overseas Office in London, Allstate Joins Personal Insurance Federation of California, Allstate Launches Brain Fitness Program to Improve Older Driver Safety, Allstate Life Becomes Allstate Financial; Expands Product Offerings, Allstate Limits Homeowners’ Business in N.Y. Coastal Areas, Allstate Looking for 40 New Agency Owners in Michigan, Allstate Looking to Form Separate Calif. Subsidiary, Allstate Lowering Auto Rates in California, Allstate Lowering Rates on Colorado Auto Policies, Allstate Moves 12 Percent of TX Auto Customer to Unregulated Unit, Allstate moving windstorm coverage in Texas coastal areas to TWIA, Allstate moving windstorm coverage in Texas coastal areas to TWIA, Allstate N.J. Appoints 1st Exclusive Agent In 25 Years, Allstate Named ‘Top 10’ Company for Working Mothers, Allstate named in “100 Best Company List” for working mothers, Allstate Named in 100 Best Company List for Working Mothers, Allstate Names Encompass President, Allstate Names O’Brien to Lead Motor Club, Partnership Marketing Group, Allstate New Jersey Suit Alleges Medical Providers Set up Sham Cos., Allstate New Jersey, Encompass Insurance File $3.7 Million Lawsuit Alleging Fraud, Allstate New Jersey, Encompass Insurance to Receive $6.65 Million Award in Fraud Case, Allstate NJ, Encompass Lawsuit Seeks $22 Million in Fraud Damages from North Jersey MDs, Allstate Objects to Texas Ruling It Overcharges Homeowners 10%, Allstate Offers Claim Satisfaction Guarantee, Allstate Offers Deferred Payment for Katrina Victims, Allstate Opening Service Center in Las Cruces, Allstate opening service center in Las Cruces, Allstate opening service center in Las Cruces, Allstate Opens Offices Across the West, Allstate Opens Offices Across the West, Allstate Operating Income Rises in Q2; Capital Losses Hurt Net Income, Allstate Ordered to Cover Expenses of Rita Evacuees, Allstate Ordered to Reduce Texas Homeowners Rates; Refund $56M, ALLSTATE PAYMENTS ON HOLD, Allstate Pays N.Y. Homeowners $995K for Plane Vibration Damage, Allstate Posts $923M Net Loss for Q3, Allstate Posts 9% Decline in Profit for 2008; Combined Ratio at 99.4%, Allstate Prevails in Labor Ruling Prohibiting Agents from Collective Bargaining, Allstate Profit Falls as Auto, Catastrophe Claims Rise, Allstate Profit Rises on Higher Premiums, Allstate Profit Rose 17% in 4th Quarter, Allstate Profits Drop 40 Percent, Allstate Profits Drop; Cat Claims to Blame, Allstate Promotes Telgenhoff, Romero and Nyunt, Allstate Raises Homeowner Insurance Rates, Allstate Raises Rates, Others May Not Be Far Behind, Allstate Ranks Among S&P’s Top Stock Picks for 2001, Allstate Readies Homeowners Product for More States, Allstate Refunds $680,718 in North Carolina, Allstate Releasing 700 Employees, Allstate releasing 700 employees, Allstate Renews U.S. Olympic Sponsorship, Allstate report ranks South Dakota drivers as safest, Allstate report ranks South Dakota drivers as safest, Allstate Reports Q3 Profit, Allstate Reports Q3 Results, Allstate Responds to Fla. Insurance Commissioner’s Regulatory Actions, Allstate Responds to Mich. Consumer Advocate’s Call for Investigation, Allstate Responds to Mich. Consumer Advocate’s Call for Investigation, Allstate Results Mixed, Liddy Pay Increased by 14 Percent, Allstate Returns $15 Million to N.J. Drivers, Allstate Rolls Out Your Choice Auto Insurance in Texas, Allstate Says it Can Drop Basic Hurricane Coverage in La., Allstate Says It Paid Katrina Claims of Type State Farm Denied, Allstate says it paid Katrina claims of type State Farm denied, Allstate says it paid Katrina claims of type State Farm denied, Allstate says it will raise rates in Texas despite state’s opposition, Allstate Seeking to Appoint 130 Agents in Texas in 2010, Allstate Seeks $3.5M in Fraud Lawsuit, Allstate Seeks $3.5M in Medical Fraud Lawsuit Against Calif. Chiropractor, Allstate Seeks Options for South La. Homeowners Policies, Allstate Sees Expenses Rise in Q3, Allstate Selects San Antonio for New Customer Call Center, Allstate Settles Claims Software Complaint with States for $10M, Allstate Settles Class Action Lawsuit for $120 Million, Allstate Settles In Missouri Disputed Records Case, Allstate Settles La. Home Policy Cancellation Disputes, Allstate Settles Texas Insurance Scoring and Discrimination Lawsuit, Allstate Still Writing in Fla. But For How Long?, Allstate Stock Rises on Strong Forecast, ALLSTATE STOPS WRITING SOME FLORIDA HOMEOWNER’S INSURANCE:, Allstate Study Warns on Coastal Floods, ALLSTATE STUDY WARNS ON COASTAL FLOODS:, Allstate Study: Sioux Falls Safest Driving City for Third Year, Allstate Subs Granted Rate Hikes in La.; 65% Jump Expected for Some Insureds, Allstate Sued by Fla. Imaging Center, Allstate Sues Bank of America Over Countrywide Mortgage Losses, Allstate Sues Defunct California Auto Repair Co., Allstate Sues JPMorgan Over Mortgage Securities Losses, Allstate Sues More New York Medical Firms, Allstate Sues Toyota Over Accident Claims from Acceleration Flaw, Allstate Survey Offers Advice on Keeping Retirement Resolutions, Allstate Survey: Teens Want Friends to be Safer on Roads, Allstate Swings to $1.16 Billion Gain in 3rd Quarter with Fewer Hurricanes, Allstate Taps Florida Drivers in Action Against Distraction Program, Allstate Targets Texas’ Uninsured Drivers, Allstate Targets Uninsured in Texas, ALLSTATE TESTING ‘YOUR CHOICE’, Allstate Testing ‘Your Choice’ Auto Policy Option in Tennessee Market, Allstate Tests Brain Fitness Exercise Software and Driver Safety in Pennsylvania, Allstate the Winner in Texas Chiropractic Lawsuit, Allstate to Appeal $2.8M Verdict in N.O. Katrina Damage Case, Allstate To Appoint 51 New Agents in Colorado in 2010, Allstate to Auction Recovered 1965 Volkswagen Van, Allstate to Begin Homeowners Rate Reductions, Refunds in Texas, Allstate To Cease Issuing New Homeowners Policies in Calif., Allstate to Close Mississippi Claims Office; Employees Offered Transfers, Allstate to comply with N.Y. anti-tying rule, Allstate to comply with N.Y. anti-tying rule, Allstate to Comply with N.Y. Anti-Tying Rule on Home Nonrenewals, Allstate to Comply with Order to Lower Calif. Auto Rates by 15.9%, Allstate to Cut Rates, Write More to Resolve Florida Litigation, Allstate to Exit Banking Business, Allstate to Fight Denial of Mississippi Rate Hike, Allstate to Halt New Property Business in Conn., N.J. and Del., Allstate To Open Offices Throughout the West, Allstate to Pay $60M in Refunds to Texas Homeowners, ALLSTATE TO PAY $60M IN REFUNDS:, Allstate To Raise California Homeowners’ Insurance Rates 6.9%, Allstate to Raise Rates in Seven States, Allstate to Raise Rates in Texas Despite Opposition from State, Allstate to Refund $3.44 Million to Texas Auto Policyholders, ALLSTATE TO REFUND $3.44M:, Allstate to Refund $428K over Missed Discounts for Delaware Drivers, Allstate To Sell German, Italian Auto to Direct Line, Allstate to Stop Paying Living Expenses for Some Louisiana Customers, Allstate to stop writing homeowners in Calif., Allstate to stop writing homeowners in Calif., ALLSTATE UNIT MUST PAY $3.8 MILLION, ALLSTATE UNIT MUST PAY $3.8 MILLION, Allstate Units Agree to Coverage Checks Sought After Ariz. Wildfire, Allstate units agree to coverage checks sought after Ariz. wildfire, Allstate units agree to coverage checks sought after Ariz. wildfire, Allstate Warns Northern Calif. Residents on Minimizing Flood Danger, Damage, Allstate Will Repay California Policyholders $30M, Allstate Will Seek Higher Rates for La. Homeowners, Allstate Wins 29% Rate Hike in Miss.; Resumes Coastal Writings, Allstate wins 29% statewide rate hike in Miss.; resumes coastal writings excluding wind coverage, Allstate wins 29% statewide rate hike in Miss.; resumes coastal writings excluding wind coverage, Allstate Wins Class Action Suit on Diminished Value, Allstate Wins Landmark Fraud Case, Allstate Workplace Division Unveils New Worksite Application for Independent Agents, Allstate Writing New Business in Florida, Weighs Citizens Policies, Allstate, AIG, Chubb, St. Paul/Travelers Ask Pa. Commissioner to Examine ACE Brandywine Sale, Allstate, Alfa to Drop Wind Insurance on 14,000 Alabama Coastal Homes, Allstate, Encompass Partner for Agents, Allstate, Encompass Seek $17 Million in N.J. Fraud Lawsuit against Chiropractors, Related Co.’s, Allstate, Home Depot Announce Alliance, Allstate, Liberty Mutual File $1M Lawsuit in Alleged Ky. Fraud Scam, Allstate, Progressive To Raise Rates For SUV, Pickup Drivers, Allstate, Prudential Return Cash to Investors, Allstate, SIIS and Others Launch Flood Safety Campaign, Allstate, State Farm Dismissed from Case Charging Katrina Overbilling, Allstate; La. commissioner attempt dispute resolution, Allstate; La. commissioner attempt dispute resolution, Allstate: Burglary Claims in Texas Jump 9% in 2009, Allstate: La. Insurance Chief Overstepped Authority on Policies, Allstate: Nearly 40% of Houstonians Won’t Evacuate, ALLSTATE: NO NEW RISKS IN CONN., N.J. AND DEL., Allstate: no new risksin Conn., N.J. and Del., Allstate: Texas Auto Theft Numbers Drop 2.5% Statewide, Allstate: Texas House Fires Drop by 15%, Allstate’s ‘AA+’ Affirmed, Allstate’s $900M Senior Notes Get ‘A+’, Allstate’s 4th Quarter Catastrophe Losses of $100 Million Higher than ’06, Allstate’s Announced Catastrophe Losses Trigger Stock Downturn, Allstate’s April-May Catastrophe Losses Top $2 Billion, Allstate’s Castle Key Insurers Seek 18-33% Rate Hikes in Florida, ALLSTATE’S CATASTROPHE LOSSES HIGH, Allstate’s Chief Executive’s Compensation Cut by 10 Percent, Allstate’s Good Hands Put Death Grip on Fraud Perpetrators, Allstate’s Michael J. Roche Honored as 2006 100 IT Leader, Allstate’s Profit Drops 77% in 1Q, Allstate’s Q3 Disaster Losses Top $1 Billion, America’s Safest Drivers Travel the Roads in America’s Heartland, America’s Safest Drivers Travel the Roads in America’s Heartland, America’s Safest Drivers Travel the Roads in America’s Heartland, American Family Says Losses in Midwest $143 Million Since May 1, American Skyline Opens Doors in Baltimore, D.C., AMS-Rackley Rolls Out SETWrite in 15 States, Analyst: Calif. Fires Should Not Result in Large Insurer Losses, Analysts Forecast Healthy Q3 Reports from Insurers, Analysts Predict Surge in Insurance Company Mergers in 2006, Analysts Watching How Insurers Handle Low Interest Rates, Pricing, ANOTHER NORTHRIDGE AFTERSHOCK, Another Year, Different Stories to Tell?, Antelope, Calif. Man Faces Auto Fraud Charges, Aon Names David Thompson VP, Al Orendorff New PR Director, Aon to Sponsor NY Howard University Summer Intern Event, Appeals Court Order Has Allstate Payments in Texas on Hold, Appeals Court: Insurance Policy Excluded Mississippi Official’s Actions, Appeals Filed With TDI on Mandated Rate Cuts, Apperson Elected President of Alamo Chapter, Society of CPCU, Ariz. Director of Ins. Visits Claims Facilities in Wildfire Area, Arkansas’ Bowman Keeps Eye on Earthquake Market, Arrest & Search Warrants Executed on Calif. Auto Body Shop & Residences, Article 21.55: Reason Prevails, As Homeowners Unable to Sell Become Landlords, Insurance Needs Change, As Insurance Rates Rise, Missisippians Urged to Take Mitigation Seriously, Ask and You Shall ‘Receipt’, Associations educate agents, Atlanta Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Elect New Officers, Attorneys Arrive in Miss. for Opening of First Katrina Insurance Lawsuit, Atty. General Asks Mich. Insurers to Explain, AUSTIN ALLSTATE OFFICE TO SHRINK, Austin, Texas, Agent Appointed to Encompass Advisory Panel, Auto Insurers Agree to Hawaii Fines, AUTO INSURERS AGREE TO HAWAII FINES, Auto Insurers Begin Process of Recouping Losses from Toyota, Auto Insurers Seek to Attract Latinos, Auto Insurers Seek to Attract Latinos, Auto Rates Rising for State Farm, Allstate Customers, AUTO RATES TO CLIMB, AUTO, HOMEOWNER RATE DECREASES OK’D, Bailey challenges Scruggs: ‘Put up, or shut up!’, Baldwinsville, N.Y. Man Arrested for Making Fraudulent Property Claims, Bankers Insurance Group Makes Appointments, Barger to Head Up M.E. James’ Marketing Department, Barran Named President of Marketing Association, Berkshire Hathaway’s Buffett Considering Purchase of AIG Assets, Best Affirms Allstate and Subsidiaries ‘A+’ Ratings; Outlook Stable, Best Affirms Allstate New Jersey ‘A-‘ Ratings; Outlook Stable, Best Affirms Allstate Rating, Revises Selected Outlooks, Best Announces Rating Actions of 53 Canadian Insurers, Best Announces Ratings on 55 Canadian P/C Insurers, Best Announces Ratings on 55 Canadian P/C Insurers, Best Lists ‘Public Information” Ratings on 52 Canadian P/C Companies, Best Reacts to Allstate Floridian’s Capital Management Efforts Following Hurricanes, Best Sees No Ratings Change for Allstate Insurance, Allstate Financial, Best Takes Various Actions on 52 Canadian P/C Insurers, Best Upgrades ‘PD’ Ratings of 12 Canadian P/C Insurers, Bienek Joins Hallmark as EVP, Big ‘I’ Katrina Relief Fund Donations Top $400,000, Big I’s Rusbuldt Blasts Compensation Settlements, Raises Bar on Agent Market Share in IJ Magazine, BIG RIDE, BIG PREMIUM, Bill Would Provide Incentives for States to Enforce Stronger Building Codes, Blackmail allegations heat up California auto reforms debate, Blackmail allegations heat up California auto reforms debate, Bottom Line: Allstate’s Aggressive Personal Lines Strategy Paying Off, Breeding the next generation through internships, Breeding the next generation through internships, Breeding the next generation through internships, Breeding the next generation through internships, Brian Sullivan: The Industry is Changing – Really, Brian Sullivan: The Industry is Changing – Really, Brian Sullivan: The Industry is Changing – Really, Brian Sullivan: The Industry is Changing — Really, Brian Sullivan: The Industry is Changing — Really, Brian Sullivan: The Industry is Changing — Really, Bright Faces Trial for Fraud over Independent Collapse, Bright Spots and Challenges Go Hand in Hand in Louisiana, Bright Spots and Challenges Go Hand in Hand in Louisiana, Brooke, Siddons and Watkins Elected Directors at IIAT Conference, Brooke: This Franchise Player is Making an Impact, Brooke: This Franchise Player is Making an Impact, Brooke: This Franchise Player is Making an Impact, Brown & Brown Picks New Leaders for Denver, Phoenix Profit Centers, Brown Smith Wallace LLC Adds Staff to Insurance, Reinsurance Group, Building of Unique Disaster Research Facility in South Carolina Begins, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, By Robert Jablon, Bykowski to Lead NAMIC Board, CA Insurers Turn Out in Record Number to Help Nonprofits, CA Insurers Turn Out in Record Number to Help Nonprofits, CAA Adds Benton-Luttrell-Brown, CAA Adds North Texas Agency, Calif. Commissioner Appeals Northridge Earthquake Settlement Decision, Calif. Commissioner could seek Allstate refunds, Calif. Commissioner could seek Allstate refunds, Calif. Commissioner Grills Insurers on Underinsured Homeowner Problem, Calif. Commissioner Race Shifts Focus to Industry Contributions, Calif. Commissioner Seeking Refunds for Allstate Customers, Calif. DMV Revokes Allstate’s Electronic Access to Confidential Driver Records; Garamendi Supports Decision, Calif. DMV, Allstate Reach Agreement on Access to Confidential Records, Calif. Fraud Task Force Holds Innagural Meeting, Calif. Holds Hearing on Allstate’s Auto Rates, Calif. Insurers Unveil Affordable Housing Investment, Calif. Officials Seek Dismissal of Insurance Settlements, California Commissioner Claims Insurance Industry Attempted Blackmail to Derail Auto Rate Regulations, California Commissioner Questions Homeowners’ Insurance Rates, California Commissioner Seeks Investigation into “Attempted Blackmail” by Insurance Industry, California Commissioner Under Fire for Enforcement Practices, California Court Denies Allstate’s Request to Avoid $250 Million Rate Reduction, California Court Weighs In on Insurance for Environmental Pollution Liability, California Hosts Industry Summit Addressing Wildfire Survivor Needs, California Insurers Charge Drivers in Black, Latino Neighborhoods More, Report Indicates, California Man Pleads Guilty, California Orders Allstate to Cut Home Insurance Rates 28.5%, California Roundtable To Create Incentives for Disaster Preparation, Fire Mitigation, California Seeks Owners of Items in State’s Lost and Found, Can Politicians Put the Homeowners Market Back Together Again’, Can Politicians Put the Homeowners Market Back Together Again’, CarInsurance.com Adds Insurance Carriers for 2008, Carriers Flooded With Auto Damage Claims, Carriers’ Marketing to Latinos is Good but Could be Better, Say Agents, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Case Watch, Case Watch, Case Watch, Case Watch, CaseLaw Watch, Catastrophes: The time to act is now, Catastrophes: The time to act is now, Catastrophes: The time to act is now, Cawley Named Chief Actuary at Valiant Insurance Group, CDI Announces Recent Fraud Developments, CDI Arrests Fresno Couple on Charges of Insurance Fraud, CDI Investigates Philadelphia Resident Caught in Auto Fraud Scheme, CDI Makes Arrests in Fraud Cases, CDI Makes Progress on Fraud Activity, Central Miss. Storms More Expensive Than Expected, CEO of La.’s ‘Last Resort’ Insurer not Happy About Growth, CGNU Loses Indian Life Ins. Partner, Challenges and Strategies for the 21st Century Independent Agency, Challenges and Strategies for the 21st Century Independent Agency, Challenges and Strategies for the 21st Century Independent Agency, Charley Causes a Path of Destruction in Florida, Carolinas, Chicago West Suburban Chapter of CPCU Society Installs New Board, Chicago’s Mayor Hits AIG Bailout; Other Midwest Officials More Positive, Chicago’s Mayor Hits AIG Bailout; Other Midwest Officials More Positive, CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC MUST PAY:, Chubb, National Grange, N.Y. Central Mutual and Sterling Top Performers in PIANY Annual Survey, CIC, CISR Scholarships Awarded at NAIW Convention, Cincinnati Agent Elected to Encompass NorthStar Executive Board, Cindy Downs, Cities, States with Best Drivers: Allstate, Citizens Lost First Round; Stalling Payments Until After Another Court Decision, Claims against insurance agents and brokers: Timing is everything, Claims against insurance agents and brokers: Timing is everything, Claims Flowing in Following Pacific Northwest Rains, Floods, Claims from Seattle Quake Estimated at $330 Million, Class Action Suit Filed Against AIG Over Katrina Claims, Closer Look: Louisiana Homeowners, CNA Appoints Robert V. James Exec-VP for U.S. Operations, CNA Names McGraw to Head Michigan Branch, CNA Personal Insurance Unveils New Name, CNA’S Hengesbaugh Named III Chairman, Coalition Says Insurer Group’s Disaster Plan is Insufficient, Coalition Seeks Catastrophe Insurance Funds in N.Y., Other States, Coalition Seeks Catastrophe Insurance Funds in N.Y., Other States, Coastal communities only halfway ready for a major storm, Coastal communities only halfway ready for a major storm, Coastal Insurance Rates Could Rise if Federal Tax Law is Enacted, Coastal Insureds, Insurers Brace for Start of New Hurricane Season, Collins, Watts to Headline 58th NAII Annual Meeting, Colo. Insurers Win Some, Lose Some with Recent DOI Decisions, Colorado Motorcycle Fatalities Reach Record High, Colorado Motorcycle Fatalities Reach Record High, Column as You See ‘Em, Combat job outsourcing and off-shoring with education, Combined Agents Names Management Committee; Adds New Agency, Commentary: 1Q Insurance Earnings So Far: What’s Working; What’s Not, Commentary: Shares of Insurers Pause After Recent Gains—What Direction Now’, Commissioner Calls on Allstate CEO to Discuss Plan to Shed La. Coverage, Commissioner Diane Koken’s Balancing Act in Pennsylvania …, Commissioner Refuses Allstate’s Proposed 5.9% Rate Hike in Texas, Companies File Lawsuit to Fight No-Fault, Competition Between Insurers Lowers Fla. Auto Insurance Rates, Competition Predicted for Insurance Business in Northern La., Competition to Recognize “Best of the Best” in Insurance Marketing, Complaints Fly in Allison’s Aftermath, Complaints Lead to Probe of La. Insurers’ Hurricane Claims Handling, Concannon To Head The Hartford’s P/C Sales & Distribution Organization, Conference June 21 to Focus on Marketing to Latino Population, Congressmen Seek Auto Insurers’ Records on Toyota Accidents, Warnings, Conn. AG Subpoenas Allstate, Conn. Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court on Coverage for Husband’s Shooting of Wife in Bed, Conn. caught up in coastal insurance shutter controversy, Conn. caught up in coastal insurance shutter controversy, Consumer Advocates and Insurance Groups Urge Texans to Cash in on Competition, Consumer Advocates Criticize Allstate’s Claims Practices, Consumer Advocates Criticize Allstate’s Claims Practices, Consumer Group Accuses Geico of Unfair Underwriting Practices, Consumer group accuses Geico, other insurers of unfair underwriting, Consumer group accuses Geico, other insurers of unfair underwriting, Consumer group accuses Geico, other insurers of unfair underwriting, Consumer Group Alleges New Rules Will Raise Insurance Rates in Calif., Consumer Group Asks for Quackenbush Probe, Consumer Group Challenges Farmers Insurance’s California Homeowners Rate Increase, Consumer Group Claims NAMIC Study on Credit Scoring ‘Flip-Flops’ Earlier Positions, Consumer Group Criticizes Calif. Insurance Commissioner Candidate Villines, Consumer Group Hits Payment of Contingent Commissions in Personal Insurance as Harmful to Buyers, Consumer Groups: Allstate Trying to Hide Katrina Claims Practices, Consumer Protections Added for N.J. Drivers, Consumer Reports: 73% Happy with Their Home Insurance Company, Consumers Need More Auto Insurance Education, Panel Says, Cooperative Agencies Can Increase Bottom Line, Cora Barran was elected president of the Insurance, Corporate CEOs Call Tort Costs a National Economic Problem, Countrywide Names Cardinal President, Couple Arrested in Auto Fraud Scheme, Court affirms flood exclusions in La. property policies, Court Decision Puts Allstate Back in Florida Writing Business, Court Denies Allstate’s Request to Avoid Rate Decrease, COURT GRANTS ALLSTATE REQUEST:, Court Mistake Keeps Allstate in Business in Florida, Court Moves up Allstate Deadline for Meeting Florida’s Terms, Court Overturns Ruling on Auto Rate Settings, Court Refuses Quick Decision on La. Insurance Suit Extensions, Court Says Policy Excluded Mississippi Official’s Leak To Media, Court sides with Allstate in Rita evacuee expenses case, Court to Hear Appeal in Former Louisiana AG’s Katrina Antitrust Suit, Court Upholds W. Va. Woman’s Coverage, Despite Bounced Check, Court: Allstate Can Still Write Policies in Florida, for Now, Courts Continue to Reject Diminished Value Concept in Class Actions, Coverage issues at core of Hurricane Katrina-related litigation, Coverage issues at core of Hurricane Katrina-related litigation, Coverage issues at core of Hurricane Katrina-related litigation, Coverage issues at core of Hurricane Katrina-related litigation, CPCU Chicago West Suburban Chapter Elects Officers, CPCU Society Elects 2002-2003 National Officers, Crawford & Co. Board of Directors Names Crawford CEO, Crawford & Company Names Crawford as CEO, Creative Social Networking for Insurance Agencies, Crist Appointed Field Vice President of Allstate’s Texas Region, Crist, Davis promise different insurance plans for Fla., Crist, Davis promise different insurance plans for Fla., Crist, Davis Vow Different Approaches if Elected Fla. Governor, Crist: Large Insurers Shouldn’t Spin off Florida Companies, Cummings, Beard Join Answer Financial, Deadline Looms for Filing Suits Against Insurers Over Katrina, Deadly storms hit Midwest again in new round of spring tornadoes, Deadly storms hit Midwest again in new round of spring tornadoes, Dec. 15 Most Dangerous Day for California Drivers, Decades in the Making, NAIC Outlines Natural Catastrophe Plan, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Deerbrook Auto Leaving California, DeMateis Joins Networked Insurance Agents, Democrats Recommend All-Perils Disaster Plan, Antitrust Repeal, Demotech Assigns Financial Stability Ratings to Encompass Floridian Insurers, Despite ‘uneventful’ year, there was no escaping catastrophes in 2006, Devious Drivers, Diamonds are Forever? Adjusters Say Wait a Minute, Diminished Value 3-Time Loser in La., Direct Line to Acquire RSA’s Italian Auto Business, Direct Writers Continue Battle for Massachusetts Auto Market, Direct Writers Continue Battle for Massachusetts Auto Market, Disaster backstop talk, Disaster backstop talk, Disaster backstop talk, Diversification plus education equals a successful independent agency, Diversification plus education equals a successful independent agency, Diversification plus education equals a successful independent agency, Diversification plus education equals a successful independent agency, Diving to New Depths, Dodd Blasts Insurance Industry Response to Hurricanes, Does the economy drive sub-standard automobile insurance in California’, DOI REFUSES CINCINNATI’S RATE REQUEST, Donaldsonville, La., Insurance Agent on National Advisory Board, DRAMA in the Nonstandard Arena, DRAMA in the Nonstandard Arena: The NONSTANDARD AUTO MARKET gets ready for action that will include, E-Signature Legislation Takes Effect; Industry will be Slow to Change, Editor’s Note:, Editor’s Note: Ever wonder why independent insurance agents are so effective and respected in legislative circles?, Editor’s Note: Hurricane Fatigue, Editor’s Note: PCI head resigns in surprise move … what’s next?, Editor’s Note: Sea change, Editor’s Note: Silly Business Suits Back in Style, Editor’s Note: The natural disaster dilemma, Editor’s Note: The problem of natural disasters, Editor’s Note: Traffic safety, not just a topic for the holidays, Editor’s Note: Traffic safety, not just a topic for the holidays, Editor’s Note: Wind vs. water saga continues, EEOC Sues Allstate Over Age Bias, EEOC SUES, AllSTATE DISAPPOINTED, Effort Begins to Educate Californians about Pending Auto Insurance Rate Increases, Eight Insurers Exposed to 73 Percent of Homeowners Risk in Western Fire-Prone States, EIGHT INSURERS EXPOSED TO WESTERN FIRE RISKS, Employers Must Keep Company Picnics and Team-Building Activities Voluntary, Encompass Adds Assistant Vice President, Product Operations, Encompass Adds New Products for Independent Agents in Minnesota, Encompass Adjusts Mass. Auto Rates for 2008, Encompass Chief in Mass. Hopes Reformers Enjoy Red Sox-Like Success, Encompass Insurance Announces New Product in Ill., Encompass Insurance Stops Writing North Carolina Home Insurance, Encompass Names Goforth Regional Sales Director in Northwest, Encompass Pilots Commission Download System, Encompass Rolls Out Product in Colorado, Engineer Testifies at Trial for La. Hurricane Suit Against Allstate, Enron to Receive $149 Million as Part of Lawsuit Settlement, Evolving HO Policies Prompt Montemayor to Issue Consumer Alert, Ex-adjuster Sentenced for Fraudulent Claims in San Antonio, Exclusions Aircraft, Exclusive Agents Feel the Squeeze, Exclusive Agents Feel the Squeeze, Execs Say More Can Be Done to Attract New Industry Talent, Executives See Moderate P/C Insurance Growth in 2008, Executives See Only Moderate Growth for P/C Industry in 2008, Experts Speak to Fla. Senate Property Insurance Accountability Group, Exposure to Florida Catastrophe Fund Triggers A.M. Best Review, Express Tax Service Notes Agreement with National Assoc. of Professional Allstate Agents, Farmers Pulls Plan for Homeowners Rate Hike in Texas, Farmers rethinks homeowners rate hike in Texas, Farmers to Stay in Texas; TDI Resumes Scrutiny of Allstate, State Farm, Farmers, Allstate Take Top Honors at IMCA 2005 Showcase Awards; Insurance Journal Honored, FBI: Man Accused of Faking Death to Collect $400,000 from Allstate, FEATURE: Midwest Insurers Pitch In for Katrina Relief, Federal Appeals Court Takes on Louisiana’s Case Against Insurers, Federal Court Halts Enforcement of Texas HB 1131, Federal Government Wins Lawsuit Over Colorado Hayman Fire, Federal Judge in Mississippi ‘Storm Surge’ Case Upholds Home Insurance Flood Exclusion, Federal Judge Rejects Allstate Request to Dismiss Miss. Hurricane Lawsuit, FEMA, Insurers, Adjusters Charged in Md. Lawsuit by Isabel Flood Victims, Fewer Storms in 2Q Amount to Big Losses for Insurers, Fewer Storms in 2Q Amount to Major Losses for Insurers, Fiess: Texas Supreme Court speaks, Fiess: Texas Supreme Court speaks, Fifth Circuit Court Rules in Insurers’ Favor in Katrina Levee Breach Case, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Figures, Financial Reports Show Texas Insurers Profitable in 2007, Finding coverage getting tough for homeowners in southern Louisiana, Finding New AIG CEO Won’t Be Easy, Say Consultants, Fireman’s Fund Adds Two in Personal Insurance Division, Fireman’s Fund Unveils $500,000 Program to Improve Fire Safety, Prevention in Metro Atlanta, Fireman’s Fund Unveils $500,000 Program to Improve Fire Safety, Prevention in Metro Atlanta, Fireman’s Fund Unveils $500,000 Program to Improve Fire Safety, Prevention in Metro Atlanta, First Katrina Insurance Trial Set for Closing Arguments, First quarter financial results upbeat, but some note disaster fallout, First Responders, Businesses Tell Congress U.S. Needs Disaster Plan, Fitch Downgrades Allstate Corp. and its Subs; Outlook Remains Negative, Fitch Moves 5 Insurers to Rating Watch Negative Following Katrina, Fitch Places St. Paul’s Debt on Rating Watch Positive, Fitch Says P/C Views Record U.S. Catastrophe Losses in 2004, However Profitability Moves Up, Fitch Upgrades FSR of Encompass Companies; Outlook is Stable, Fitch: Calif. Wildfires May Be Largest U.S. Wildfire Insured Loss Ever, Fitch: Hurricane Rita Won’t Cause Widespread U.S. Insurance Company Rating Changes, Five Monterey County Shop Owners Arrested in Auto Fraud Ring, Five Monterey County Shop Owners Arrested in Auto Fraud Ring, Five W. Va. Insurers Pledge to Cut Auto Premium Rates, Fla. Approves 8.2% Rate Hike for Allstate, Fla. Arrests Unlicensed Adjusters, Fla. Cabinet Extends Moratorium to Dec. 31, But Only for Unrepaired Homes, Fla. CFO Activates System to Expedite Payment of Claims Following Charley, Fla. CFO Blasts Allstate for Increasing Its Rates Before Public Hearing, Fla. CFO Notes Opening of Insurance ‘Super-Center’, Fla. CFO, Insurance Executives See Charley’s Wrath During Tour of Storm-Damaged Areas, Fla. Considers Standards for Home Insurers’ Mitigation Discounts, Fla. Court to Expedite Allstate Appeal, Insurance Commissioner Encouraged, Fla. Democrats Support National Catastrophe Fund, Fla. Gov. Asks Lawyers to Review Suing Property Insurers over Rates, Fla. Governor: Some Insurance Rate Filings Will Likely be Rejected, Fla. Halts Allstate from Writing New Business in All Lines; Insurer Appeals, Fla. Homeowner Files Lawsuit, Asks Allstate to Pay $10,000 for Mold Damage, Fla. Homeowners File Suit Seeking Payments for Permit Fees, Fla. Homeowners Rates to Rise by 6.8 Percent Again This Summer, Fla. homeowners seek cover for permit fees, Fla. homeowners seek cover for permit fees, Fla. House, Senate Close in on Pact to Extend No-Fault Car Insurance, Fla. Insurance Commissioner Says Allstate Uncooperative, Stops Hearing, Fla. Insurance Industry Preps for Wilma, Fla. Insurance Regulator Files Complaint to Suspend Allstate Licenses, Fla. Insurance Regulator Files to Reinstate Allstate Suspension, Fla. Insurer Group Places New Chairman, Fla. Lawmakers Agree on Insurance Relief Plan; Bill Sent to Gov. Crist, Fla. Lawmakers Confront Property Insurance, again, in 2008 Session, Fla. Lawmakers Face Balancing Act in This Week’s Insurance Session, Fla. Lawmakers Schedule More Hearings on Property Insurance Rates, Fla. Legislators Hammering Out Property Insurance Regulations, Changes, Fla. Mandates Boost in Insurance Discounts for Storm Mitigation, Fla. Regulator: Allstate Compliance Still in Question, Fla. Sees First Rate Cuts Since Cat Fund Expansion, Fla. Sen. Committee Wants Allstate’s Internal Documents, Fla. Senate ‘Invites’ 5 Insurance Co. Execs to Provide Sworn Testimony, Fla. Senate Calls for Restricting Reinsurance Pass-Along, Fla. Senate Insurance Panel Reviews Impact of Changes from 2007 Law, Fla. Senate Makes Recommendations on Property Insurance Accountability, Fla. Task Force Begins Talks on How to Solve Hurricane Insurance Crisis, Fla. Task Force to Discuss How to Solve Hurricane Insurance Crisis, Fla. Task Force to Discuss How to Solve Hurricane Insurance Crisis, FLORIDA, Florida ‘Fraud Fighters Program’ Pays $16,000 in Rewards to Tipsters Reporting Schemes, Florida Blocks Allstate Insurance from Writing New Business in State, Florida Cat Fund Questions Risk Trigger Insurer Ratings, Florida CFO Accompanies President, Governor to Tour Storm-Damaged Sunshine State, Florida CFO Gallagher Questions Allstate Rate Request, Florida CFO Gallagher’s Releases ‘Shock’ Miami Public Adjuster, Florida Citizens’ Rate Increases Way Below Actuaries’ Indications, Florida Court Denies Allstate Rehearing; Business Ban in Force, Florida Court Rules Allstate Suspension Back in Effect, Florida Court: Allstate Insurance Back in Business…Again, Florida Domestic Insurers Have Backup Plans If State Hurricane Funds Slow, Florida Domestic Insurers Need Backup Plans In Event State Hurricane Funds Slow, Florida Governor Undecided on 10% Property Insurance Hike Measure, Florida Homeowners and Auto Owners File Fay Claims, Florida Homeowners’ Insurers, Florida Insurance Commissioner and Allstate Resolve Pending Litigation, Florida Insurance Council Names New President, Florida Insurers Update Claims Numbers on Fay’s Heels, Florida Lawmakers Probe Insurers; Take No Action… Yet, Florida Lifts Allstate Suspension, Florida Officials Alert Public to Scam, Florida Regulator Lifts Allstate Suspension; Continuing Compliance Required, Florida Regulators Deny Allstate Rate Increases, Florida Rep., Allstate Insurance Agent Patterson Joins Race for CFO, Florida Reviewing Allstate’s Document Release, Florida Subpoenas Allstate Over Home Insurance Rate Increases, Industry Ties, Florida Supreme Court Declines Jurisdiction in Allstate Matter, Florida Welcoming New Latin Independent Agents, While Still Coping with Old Market Problems, Florida’s Allstate Workplace Division Names Watkins, Florida’s home insurance market: domiciled insurers persist, Florida’s home insurance market: domiciled insurers persist, Floridians begin to question insurers’ ‘pup companies’, Floridians Can Anticipate State-wide Premium Hikes, Flurry of Rita-related Lawsuits Filed in Southeast Texas, For Empire State, there’s no escaping national issues, For Florida Politicians, Property Insurance Just Won’t Go Away, Foreign Insurers Look at Potential Acquisitions in a Weakened U.S. and E.U., Former Agents Sue Allstate Insurance Co., Former Calif. Teacher Arrested for Alleged Auto Fraud, Former COO of 21st Century Named CEO of ProcessClaims.com, Former FEMA Director Witt to Lead N.Y. Catastrophe Coalition, Former Louisiana AG’s Katrina Lawsuit Stays in Federal Court, Former Louisiana AG’s Katrina Lawsuit Stays in Federal Court, Former N.J. Resident Sentenced for Insurance Fraud, Four Driven to Fake Collision Sentenced, Framing the Issues, Fraud Ring Suspected in New Jersey, Fraud Roundup, Fraud Roundup, Fritzke Joins Burns & Wilcox Denver Office, From Maine to Virginia … What Happened in 2004, Frustration Grows in La., Miss., as Hurricane Survivors Wait for Insurers, FTC Probing Insurers Over Credit-based Homeowners Insurance Pricing, FTC Probing Insurers Over Credit-based Homeowners Insurance Pricing, Gallagher Applauds McCarty’s Decision Not to Approve Allstate ‘s Rate Request, Gallagher Wants Independent Review of State Farm’s Rate Request, Gallagher, Crist Withdraw Proposed Rule to Give Insurance Companies Higher Profits, Garamendi Covers Workers’ Comp to Run for Lt. Governor in Talk with Insurance Journal, GE Insurance Solutions Suspends Cancellations, Non-Renewals; Donates $1 Million, GE INSURANCE SUSPENDS CANCELLATIONS, GEICO’s Advertising Spending Slows But Still Tops $1 Billion: SNL, Generali Pulls Out of RBS Insurance Deal as Deadline Nears, Georgia Auto Fraud Ringleader Arrested, Get to Know Your State Legislators, Gibford Joins AIA’s Western Region, Google’s Advertising Head to Address Insurance Marketing Event, Gov. Bush Pledges to Sign SB1486; Insurers Uneasy About Its Provisions, Gov. Bush Pledges to Sign SB1486; Insurers Uneasy About Its Provisions, Granata to Discuss Resolving Conflict in the Workplace, Grange Insurance Names James President, CEO, Grant of Attorney Fees, Gregory Stevens, Growth Beneath the Radar, Gubernatorial Hopefuls in New York: Spitzer vs. Weld, Gubernatorial Hopefuls in New York: Spitzer vs. Weld, Gulf State Insurance Information Center Web site Aims to Educate Consumers, Gulf States’ Post-Katrina Building Codes Get Low Marks, Gustav Insurance Losses Significant but ‘Manageable,’ Less than Katrina’s, Guy Carp Analyzes Cat Bond Market, Hail Damages Vehicles, Homes in Southern New Mexico, Hall & Assoc. Merges with Independent Solutions United, Hanover Names Morelli Regional V.P., Personal Lines, in N.Y., Hanover Wants to Shift Some Louisiana Policyholders, Hard Market Hits California Homeowners, Harleysville Insurance Names Benjamin Southeast Regional President, Hartford, Prudential Among Life Insurers Approved for Treasury Funds, Has the N.J. Auto Market Seen the Last of 30 Years of Mismanagement’, Hearings Underway on TDI Mandated Homeowners Rate Cuts, Heberton Named President of NLC Mutual, Heller Joins Superior Access, Help for Texas Homeowners from Allstate, UNT, Here We Go Again, Higginbotham Adds Emerson to Specialty Transport Unit, High Net Worth Consumers Rank USAA, Chubb, and American Family Top Three P/C Insurers, Hill County Insurance Joins Combined Agents Group, Historic or Brand New -It’s a High-Valued Home Sweet Home, HO PREMIUMS UP SLIGHTLY, HO Premiums Up Slightly, Hoffman, Gorman Added to Connecticut Underwriters Team, Homeowner MAP Barely Breathing, Homeowner’s Insurance Rates to Rise 10% In Arkansas, Homeowners Insurance Rates Going Up in Alabama, Homeowners Insurers to Pay 15% of 2004 Earnings to La. Citizens, Homeowners Offered Few Insurance Choices in Hurricane States, Homeowners Premiums Rose Slightly in 2000, A.M. Best Study Says, Homeowners Want ‘Uncovered Perils’ Clarified; Fla. Legislators Won’t Budge, Homeowners’ Insurance Focus of Feb. 27 Public Hearing in New York, House Bill Would Extend Flood Insurance Program 7 Months, House Commitee Advances 5-Year Flood Insurance Extension, House Expected to Go Along with 1 Year Flood Insurance Extension, House Panels Face Environmental, Insurer Groups Over Catastrophe Bill, House, Senate Must Work Out Differences in Flood Insurance Bills, How Banks are Getting Into the Insurance Groove, HURRICANE EXPO SET, Hurricane fatigue, Hurricane Fatigue, Hurricane Law Group Alleges Florida Withheld Consumers’ Mediation Options, Hurricane Rita Losses Not as High as Previous Storms, Hurricane Rita Losses Not as High as Previous Storms, Hurricanes Insurance Claims Expected to Exceed $22 B, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita spawn legislation, bulletins in Miss. and La., Hurricanes Katrina and Rita spawn legislation, bulletins in Miss. and La., I.I.I. Lists Insurance “Hotlines” for Frances, I.I.I. Provides Tornado Information, Insurer Hot-Lines, ID Theft Insurance: Oasis or Mirage?, If at first you don’t succeed…, If it’s broken, how to fix N.Y.’s homeowners market, IFP, Philadelphia to Set Up Accident Reporting Network, IFPA Announces Top 10 Fraud Cases of 1999, IIANY Says Auto Market is Top Priority, as Allstate Raises Rates, IIAT Queries Commissioner José Montemayor About Reforms, IIAT’s Stromberger Plans to Gather no Moss, IINC Hosts Marketing Conference for Emerging Industries July 8, Ill. Encompass Insurance Names Laura Dunne Financial Team Leader, Ill. Encompass Promotes Branch to Assistant Vice President, Ill. House Judiciary Committee Defeats Court Venue Reform Bill, Ill. Insurance Director Says 2005 Cat Costs Shared by All Regions, Illinois freshman regulator McRaith gives insurance view from Midwest, Illinois freshman regulator McRaith gives insurance view from Midwest, Illinois Governor Signs ‘Whistle Blower’ Anti-Fraud Bill, IMCA Announces Showcase Award Winners, IMCA Elects 2005-06 Officers, Directors, IMCA Elects 2007-2008 Officers, Directors, IMCA Launches New Webcast, Impact of Conn. Franchise Ruling May Not Be as Big on Insurance Agents as Claimed, Impact on Other Agents of Conn. Verdict Against Nationwide Doubted, Impact on Other Agents of Conn. Verdict Against Nationwide Doubted, Impact on Other Agents of Conn. Verdict Against Nationwide Doubted, In buying back, what did I buy?, In buying back, what did I buy?, In Miss. primary, incumbent Dale faces Katrina, Scruggs and fellow Dems, In or Out? Courts Continue to Struggle with the Issue of Extrinsic Evidence, Ind. Conseco President Moves to Allstate Financial, Independence Through Teamwork, Independent Agency Population Holds Steady as Start-Ups Keep Pace with Mergers, Independent Insurance CEO Resignation Fuels Takeover Speculation, Indiana Cases Focus on ‘Diminished Value’ Claims, Indiana: No Recovery of Punitive Damages from Decedent’s Estate, Indiana: No Recovery of Punitive Damages from Decedent’s Estate, Industry Giving Aids Republican in California Insurance Chief Race, Industry Group Airs New Ads to Support Auto Reforms in Mass., Industry Opens Hurricane Insurance Information Center, Industry Responds to Relief Efforts for Southeast Asia Tsunami Victims, Industry Voices Concerns Over National Insurance Catastrophe Plan, Industry Voices Concerns Over National Insurance Catastrophe Plan, Industry Voices Concerns Over National Insurance Catastrophe Plan, Information Harder to Find After La. Rating Commission Abolished, Insurance Adjustors Write Checks for Destroyed Homes in Iowa, Insurance Agents, Brokers Host Industry Legislative Day in Washington, Insurance Claims Pour In from Mississippi Storm, Insurance Companies Had Major Presence in World Trade Center, Insurance Companies Sue Denver Chiropractic Clinics, Insurance Dept. Approved Miss. Homeowners Rate Increases Before Hurricane Katrina, Insurance Hard to Find Ahead of Isabel, Insurance Industry Grieves For Its Own, Insurance Information Network Of California Offers Fire Victims Recovery, Claims Info, Insurance Institute of Michigan Elects 2008 Officers, Insurance Limbo Delays Gulf Coast Rebuilding, Insurance News Looks to be Out of Control in 2008, Insurance Price-Fixing Lawsuit Dismissed in Louisiana, Insurance professionals must keep up their credentials and education, InsuranceLeadz.com and Middle Cross Software Partner to Launch New Service Called Typhoon, Insure.com Names Romito Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Insurer Closing Claims Office in Maine, Insurer Executives Say More Can be Done to Attract New Talent, Insurer Groups: Ruling Suggests Flood Exclusion Valid, Enforceable, Insurer May Face $300K in Fines, Lawsuits After Texas Releases Audit, INSURERS ASKED TO JUSTIFY RATES, Insurers Counting Claims from Wisc. Tornado Strike, Insurers Escape Big Q2 Mortgage Losses – So Far, Insurers fight impression their big profits are at claimants’ expense, Insurers fight impression their big profits are at claimants’ expense, Insurers Form Florida Lobby Group to Change Personal Lines, Insurers in Louisiana Agree to Extend Hurricane Lawsuit Deadline, Insurers Investigate Fires at Flood-Damaged Homes in La., Insurers Look to Wipe Clean Toxic Mold Claims, Insurers Meet with ACA to Improve Relations, INSURERS OFFERING GRACE PERIODS, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims as Storm Moves North, Insurers Protest Private Lawyers in Former Louisiana AG’s Katrina Case, Insurers Ready to Testify That N.Y. Homeowners Market is Healthy, Insurers Rebut Claims Policies Will Be Cancelled Due to Wildfires, Insurers Reject Critics Who Say Big Profits Are at Claimants’ Expense, Insurers Restricting Coastal Exposure, Insurers Reveal Damage Estimates from Colo. Wildfires, Insurers Say Mich. Motorists Should Have Choice in Medical Coverage, Insurers Seek $100 Million in Biggest N.Y. Fraud Suit, Insurers Seek $17 Million from NJ Chiropractors, Insurers Seek Dismissal of Louisiana Road Home Suit, Insurers Seek Higher Rates in Louisiana, Insurers Tally Damage After Wisc. Tornadoes, Insurers Tally Damage After Wisc. Tornadoes, INSURERS TO RESOLVE 9/11 DISPUTES, Insurers Try to Prevent Losses in Wildfire Hotspots, Insurers try to prevent losses in wildfire hotspots, Insurers try to prevent losses in wildfire hotspots, Insurers Urge 11th Circuit to Overturn Fla. Ruling, Insurers Urge 11th Circuit to Overturn Fla. Ruling That Usurps State Regulation of Insurance, Insurers Urged to Assess Climate Change Risks, Insurers Used Variety of Resources to Reach Out to Fire Victims, Insurers, Affiliates Look to Resolve Disputes, Insurers, Agents Urge NCOIL to Pass Model Act on Credit-Based Scoring, Insurers, agents worry Conn. coastal rules could make matters worse, Insurers, agents worry Conn. coastal rules could make matters worse, Insurers, Nonprofits Offer Low-Income Loans to Health Clinics, Insurers’ Recent Success a Milestone in a Year of Chinese Drywall Litigation, Insuring RVs, Insurity Names Oyola as Regional VP, Menard as Client Executive, INSWEB, ALLSTATE TEAM UP, Integra Financial’s Backend is Driving it Forward, InVEST Adds Trio of Board Members, Investigation Closed on Allstate’s Handling of Northridge Quake Claims, Investments Boost Allstate 1Q Profit, Iowa Tornadoes Leave 1 Dead, 70 Homes Damaged, Iowa Tornadoes Leave 1 Dead, 70 Homes Damaged, IRS, States Target Employer Abuse of Classification of Independent Contractors, IRS, States Target Employer Abuse of Classification of Independent Contractors, Is ID Theft Insurance Worth Recommending to Agency Clients?, Is IT Happiness Just Around the Corner, or are Agents Waiting for Godot’, Is it the End for the Innocent Spouse’, Is the Economy Driving the Sub-Standard Auto Market in Texas’, Is the Texas Personal Auto Market Another Homeowners in the Making’, ISABEL COST VIRGINIA INSURERS $925 MILLION:, Isidore Wreaks an Estimated $18M in Damages in Louisiana, It figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It’s Time to Undo Florida’s Property Insurance ‘Reforms’, J.D. Power: Homeowners Want Carriers to Offer Identity Theft, Jacobson Names Felice Midwest VP, James J. Donelon, Louisiana, Commissioner of Insurance, James Weidner, Cooperative American Physicians CEO, to be honored with City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, November 14, James Weidner, Cooperative American Physicians CEO, to be honored with City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, November 14, James Weidner, Cooperative American Physicians CEO, to be honored with City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award, November 14, Jay Dillon, Jessica M. Frankovich, Jeter Elected Chair of Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association, Joel Ario, Oregon, Insurance Administrator, Judge Denies Class Action Status for Ky. Suit Against Allstate, JUDGE EXTENDS ALLSTATE INJUNCTION, Judge for Katrina Insurance Lawsuits Seeks Lawyers’ Advice, Judge in La. Won’t Force Prosecutor to Enter Katrina Whisteblower Case, Judge in Texas Approves Settlement in Allstate Discrimination Case, Judge rejects Allstate request to dismiss hurricane lawsuit, Judge rejects Allstate request to dismiss hurricane lawsuit, Judge Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs in New Orleans Canal Case, Judge rules in favor of plaintiffs in New Orleans canal case, Judge Sues Nationwide for Denying His Claim After Katrina, Judges Refuses to Toss Testimony About Katrina’s Winds, Julie Benafield Bowman, Julie Benafield Bowman, Arkansas, Commissioner of Insurance, Jury Awards Allstate $3.02 Million, Jury Awards New Mexico Woman $1.3M for Sex-harassment Claim, Jury Backs $2.3 Million Award to Terminated Independent Agent; Nationwide to Challenge Verdict, Jury Denies Property Insurance Claim, Jury Selection Begins in La. Hurricane Lawsuit Against Allstate, Katrina & Rita Opened a “Pandora’s Box” for P/C Industry, Says S&P, KATRINA CLAIMS APPROACH 500,000, KATRINA COULD AFFECT ILL. INSURANCE RATES:, Katrina Repair Costs Could Affect Ill. Insurance Rates, Katrina, Rita complaints breed probes in La., Katrina, Rita complaints breed probes in La., Key Lawmaker Wants AIG Internal Documents on CEO, Board, Pay, Keynote: Auto Insurance Web Sites Main Consumer Source for Quotes, Khosropur Named Chief Claims Officer at Narragansett Bay Insurance, Ky. Jury Rejects $1.4 Billion Case Involving Allstate, Ky. Supreme Court Rules on Parental Consortium Claims, L.A. Latinos a Receptive, Under-Tapped Market for Insurance, La. AG Alleges Price-Fixing, Conspiracy, La. AG Sues Insurers, Alleges Price-Fixing and Conspiracy, La. Appeals Court to Take on Katrina Levee Breach Lawsuits, La. Commissioner Orders Allstate to Reinstate Policyholders, La. Commissioner Says Allstate is not Leaving State, La. Commissioner to Meet with Allstate President About Coverage Issues, La. Commissioner: Regulatory Action Against Allstate Possible, La. Decides to wait at Least One Month on Allstate Rate Hike Request, La. Decides to wait at Least One Month on Allstate Rate Hike Request, La. District Court Says Allstate Trial Exhibits Must Remain Open, La. district court: Allstate trial exhibits must remain open, La. district court: Allstate trial exhibits must remain open, La. DOI Issues Very Early Damage Estimates from Hurricane Katrina, La. DOI to Inspect Some Allstate Insured Properties, La. Governor Meets With Insurers About Hurricane Problems, La. House Panel OKs Governor’s Property Insurance Package, La. insurance regulators order Allstate to reverse cancellations, La. Judge Rules Claims Deadline Extension Laws Constitutional, La. Judge Sets Aug. 17 Hearing on New Insurance Deadlines, La. Judge: Insurers Liable for Water, La. judge: Insurers liable for water, La. judge: Insurers liable for water, La. Lawmaker Wants AG’s Opinion on Gov.’s Insurance Incentive Plan, La. Rating Commission Rejects Key Rule Change for Allstate, La. Senate OKs Regional Deductibles for Homeowners Policies, La. State Insurance Program to Seek rate Increases, La. Supreme Court Upholds Katrina, Rita Claims Extension, La. Wants Hurricane Law Suit Extension Issue Settled in State Court, La. Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Insurers Tossed Out, La.: $2.4B in Hurricane Rita Claims Paid Out so Far, La.’s Donelon forges agreement with Allstate over cancelled policies, La.’s Donelon Forges Settlement with Allstate over Cancelled Policies, La.’s Gov. Blanco: No Quick Fixes for Insurance Woes, La.’s Valued Policy Law: New Teeth for Hurricane Claims?, Lacher to Head Allstate’s P/C Division, Langley to Chair Insurance Council of Texas Board, Latin Agents Urge Insurers to Join the Hispanic Market Explosion, Lawmakers Ask Colo. to Crack Down on Auto Insurance Companies, LAWMAKERS ASK COLO. TO CRACK DOWN ON AUTO INSURANCE COMPANIES, Lawmakers Press Treasury Nominee to Boost Federal Oversight of Insurance, Lawsuit Filed in La. Against Insurers, Commissioner Over Katrina Damages, Learn.net Appoints Wilkinson as CTO, Lessons learned from 2005’s Katrina and 2006’s calm hurricane season, Lessons learned from 2005’s Katrina and 2006’s calm hurricane season, Lessons learned from Katrina and beyond, Lessons learned from Katrina and beyond, Lessons learned from Katrina and beyond, Lessons learned from Katrina and beyond, Liberty Mutual Becomes 10th Insurer to Reduce N.Y. Auto Rates, Liberty Mutual Joins Foes of ACE Re, Brandywine Sale, Liberty Mutual Names Meuret VP for Regional Markets Field Operations, Liberty Mutual to Re-quote 3,305 Dropped Coastal Home Policies in N.Y., Liquidators Score a Hat Trick, Liquidators Score a Hat Trick: Some lessons are learned as three high-profile insurers fail in as ma, Little Rate Relief Found First Year After N.J. Auto Reforms, Living Through the Dot-Com Shakeout, Living Through the Dot-Com Shakeout, Lobbying Groups Gear Up for Legislative Session, Lockton Dunning Benefits Appoints Pixley Executive VP, Practice Leader, Lombino to lead Encompass Insurance Southern Region, Look ’em in the ‘I’, Lopez Promoted to President at Markel Midwest, Losing Sleep Over Privacy, LOSSES FOR ALLSTATE, Louisiana AG’s Suit Against Insurers Over Katrina Stays in U.S. Court, Louisiana Approves Rate Hikes for Allstate, Other Insurers, Louisiana House OKs Bill on Regional Storm Deductibles, Louisiana Named Storm Deductible Bill Sent to Governor, Louisiana’s Robert Wooley: Leaving office, not the industry, Louisiana’s Robert Wooley: Leaving office, not the industry, LWCC Named One of Ward’s 50, Madden Added to GE Insurance Solutions Team, Magazine: Drivers in Cheyenne, Wyo., 2 N.C. Cities among Worst, Main Street America Group Promotes Anderson, Petrell, Main Street America Insurance Appoints Price as Claims Officer, Main Street America Taps Berry for New England President, Main Street America’s Board of Directors Announces Five Top-Level Promotions, Major Insurers Agree to Resolve Sept. 11 Disputes, Major Insurers, Non-Profits Launch Community-based Healthcare Initiative Impact, Major Insurers, Non-Profits Launch Community-based Healthcare Initiative Impact, Malibu Man Charged with Grand Theft, Malibu Man Charged with Grand Theft, Management Group for Insurance Industry Opens Chicago Office, Manifestation and Reporting of Mold Claims, Many Insurers Seen Missing Tech Opportunities to Target Gen Y, MapInfo Joins ACORD, March in Like a Lion in Alabama; Tornadoes Bring Death, Damage, Market Report: Independent Agency System Shows Growth, Opportunity, Maryland Can’t Stop Allstate Nonrenewals, Maryland Can’t Stop Allstate Plan to Refuse New Coastal Business, Maryland mulls how to keep property insurers on coast, Maryland Mulls Ways to Keep Insurers from Abandoning Coastal Properties, Maryland Orders Allstate Return $17.5M to Auto Insureds, Maryland Reaches Agreement with Allstate to Revise ‘Do I Need An Attorney” Literature, MASS. AUTO RATES NEED REFORM:, Mass. Eyes Fla.-style Hurricane Fund to Ease Coastal Homeowners Crisis, Mass. Managed Auto System Brings Competition, Lower Rates, Survey Says, Mass.Chiropractors Charged in $1.8 Million Fraud Case, Massachusetts Agents Score Policy Ownership Victory, Massachusetts Agents Score Policy Ownership Victory, MaximInsurance Adds Dues, Corkill and Handley, MCCARTY WON’T APPROVE ALLSTATE REQUEST, McQueary Henry Bowles Troy Adds Boyd to Personal Insurance Professionals Group, McQueary Henry Bowles Troy Appoints New Group Benefits Specialist, Md. Lawsuit Charges Flood Insurance Conspiracy to Low-Ball Claims, Md. Lawsuit Charges Flood Insurance Conspiracy to Low-Ball Claims, Md. Senate Committee Nixes Bill Forcing Insurers to Write on Coast, Measuring Risk: Insurers’ day of reckoning arrives, Measuring Risk: Insurers’ day of reckoning arrives, MetLife Auto & Home Appoints Swan Regional Sales Manager in California, MetLife Home & Auto Adds Two Sales Managers in California, Mich. Coalition Plans News Conference Urging Veto of Helmet Bill Repeal, Mich. H.E.A.T. Increases Stolen Property Recovery by $2 Million, Mich. Insurance Institute Elects 2007 Officers, Michigan Group Elects 2009 Officers, Michigan Warns Consumers on Scam Using Fake Allstate Insurance Checks, Michigan-Based NAPAA Files Lawsuit Against Allstate, Midwest Insurers Pitch In for Katrina Relief, Miss. A/G’s ‘Careless’ Comments Shock American Insurance Association, Miss. AG Accuses Carriers of Cheating, Miss. AG Accuses Carriers of Cheating, Miss. AG Accuses Five Carriers of Attempting to Cheat Katrina Survivors, Miss. AG Claims Companies Using ‘Delay Tactics’, Miss. AG Hood Turns Up Heat on Insurers to Settle Katrina Disputes, Miss. AG Hood Urges Insurers Settle Not Fight Katrina Claims, Miss. AG Hood: Insurance Companies Intentionally Delaying Paying Katrina Claims, Miss. AG’s Katrina Case Against Insurers Moved to State Courts, Miss. AG’s Katrina case moved to state court, Miss. AG’s Katrina case moved to state court, Miss. AG’s Katrina case moved to state courts, Miss. Attorney General Hood, Miss. Attorney General Hood Accuses Carriers of Cheating, Miss. Coastal Policyholders Included in Allstate Reduction Scenario, Miss. Commissioner Approves Rate Increases Sought by Nationwide, Miss. Commissioner Dale Reports Katrina Claims Approach 500,000, Miss. Congressman Calls for Federal Probe into Insurers’ Katrina Practices, Miss. Couple’s Lawyer Calls Nationwide’s Home Inspection a Sham, Miss. Insurance Department Cautions: ‘Be Prepared, Vigilant’ for Hurricanes, Miss. Judge Has Katrina Insurance Lawsuit Case, Miss. Judge Rules Against Mass Action on Katrina Lawsuits, Miss. Judge Rules Some State Farm Policy Exclusions Unenforceable, Miss. Katrina Suits: Key Wind-Water Ruling Expected Soon; Other Plaintiffs Seek Joint Trial, Miss. recovery impeded by business insurance hikes, Miss. Trial Could Help Decide Claims from Hurricane Katrina, Miss. Wind Pool Prepares Rate Cuts After Feds Give $30 Million, Mississippi Coast faces the storm after the storms: wind or water damage?, Mississippi Coast faces the storm after the storms: wind or water damage?, Mississippi Court Agrees to Hear Katrina Insurance Issue, Mississippi Denies Allstate’s 44% Homeowners Rate Hike Request, Mississippi Insurance Chief Pushes Back At Allstate Rate Complaint, Mississippi Insurance Chief, Allstate Spar Over Latest Rate Denial, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale Serving Eighth Term, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale Serving Eighth Term; Hurricane Katrina Wasn’t Much, Compared to the After, Mississippi Regulator Reaches Agreements with State Farm, Allstate, Mississippi Rejects Allstate Rate Hike, Mississippi to Block Coast-Only Insurance Rate Filings, Mississippi to Thwart Coast-Only Filings, Mississippi: Judge May Consider Consolidating 1,000 Lawsuits, Missouri Court Upholds $16 Million Bad Faith Award Against Allstate, Missouri Judge Dismisses $7 Million in Fines Against Allstate, Missouri Judge Dismisses $7 Million in Fines Against Allstate, Mo. Earthquake Insurance Task Force to Review Market Changes, Mo. Gov. Directs Insurance Dept. to Provide Assistance in Storm Aftermath, Modlin Joins EMB America, MOLD in Buildings, Mold, California’s Ticking Time Bomb’, MONTANA COMMISSIONER SAYS HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE RATES LEVELING OFF:, Montana Commissioner: Homeowner Insurance Rates Leveling Off, Montana Supreme Court: Claims for Bodily Injury Can Cover Injured Plus Observer, Montana Supreme Court: Claims for Bodily Injury Can Cover Injured Plus Observer, Montana Wants More State Fund Oversight, More Choices for Homeowners Coverage in La., MORE CHOICES IN HOMEOWNERS MARKET, More New Florida Property Insurers in Trouble?, MORE OPPOSITION TO ACE PLAN:, Multi-state class actions could infringe on state regulators, Multi-State Class Actions Could Infringe on State Regulators’ Authority, Interfere with Claims Adjudication, Multiple Fraud Arrests, N.C. Coastal Residents Begin Filing Claims From Ophelia, N.C. Residents Arrested in Fraud Case, N.J. AG Notes Racketeering Convictions of Pair in Multi-Million Dollar Staged Accident Conspiracy, N.J. AUTO MAY NOT BE UNPROFITABLE:, N.J. Auto Profits’ IIANJ Disputes Findings, N.J. Commissioner Details Consumer Protection Actions, N.J. Commissioner Rejects Allstate Agents’ Complaints about ‘Take All Comers’ Violations, N.J. Couple Sentenced as Part of $500,000 Fraud Scam, N.J. Dept. Posts Insurance Company Reviews, N.J. DOBI Notes Success of Online Auto Insurance Site, N.J. Drivers ‘Clear Winners’ Under ’03 Reforms, Claims Industry Report, N.J. Gov. Notes ‘Dollar A Day’ Policy Now Available, N.J. Governor Again Hails Auto Improvements, N.J. Insurance Dept. to Investigate Insurers’ Refusal to Sell Basic Policies, N.J. Launches Corporate Governance Policy, N.J. Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Phony Auto I.D. Card, N.J. Neurologist Charged with Million Dollar Insurance Fraud Scam, N.J. POSTS MARKET CONDUCT REPORTS:, N.J. WINS BACK STATE FARM:, N.M. Supreme Court Ruling Hurts Auto Ins. Policyholders, AIA Says, N.O. Jury may Consider Whether Katrina Claim was Misrepresented, N.Y, N.J. Agents Cite Progress in Campaign Against GEICO Flyers, N.Y. Agents Decry Failure to Make Back-Up Property Insurer Permanent, N.Y. Agents Report on Home Insurers’ Restrictions Downstate, N.Y. Agents Seeking Alternatives for Downstate Homeowners, N.Y. Allstate Employee Arrested For Grand Larceny, N.Y. Auto Premium Cuts Continue, N.Y. City Comptroller Hits Auto Insurers’ Profits; Insurers Hit Back, N.Y. Doctor Announces Settlement of Defamation Action Against Allstate, N.Y. Group Wants State to Post Comparative Auto Rates for Drivers, N.Y. Halts Insurers from Tying Coastal Home Renewals to Other Business, N.Y. Homeowners Insurance Market: Strong or Weak?, N.Y. homeowners market analysts disagree; how broken is it?, N.Y. Lawmakers Call for Federal, State Catastrophe Funds, N.Y. lawmakers disappoint on property insurer; avoid workers’ comp reform, N.Y. lawmakers disappoint on property insurer; avoid workers’ comp reform, N.Y. Lawyer Pitches ‘Personal Injury’ TV Series to Hollywood, N.Y. RANKS AUTO INSURERS ON COMPLAINTS:, N.Y. Rates Auto Insurers Based on Complaints, N.Y. Sen. Schumer Criticizes Allstate’s Coastal Area Cutback, N.Y. Senate Hears Testimony on No-fault Frauds, N.Y. Senator Schumer criticizes Allstate’s metro-area retreat, N.Y. Senator Schumer criticizes Allstate’s metro-area retreat, N.Y. Sets Agenda for Public Hearing on Homeowners Insurance Market, N.Y. Superintendent Calls for Auto Rate Reassessment as Fraud-Fighting Successes Drop Insurers’ Losses, N.Y. Supt. Mills Urges Tax-Deferred Catastrophe Reserves for Insurers, N.Y. TO REVIEW AUTO RATES:, N.Y., Conn., N.J. Agents Pick Best-Performing Insurance Companies, N.Y., Conn., N.J. Agents Pick Best-Performing Insurance Companies, NAII Hails Vermont Supreme Court Decision in Two UIM Cases, NAII Looks to Reverse Court Ruling, Files Friend of the Court Brief, NAII Says Federal Case Threatens Insurers’ Ability to Use Credit Information, NAII Says N.J. Auto Market Emerging from ’30 Years of Mismanagement’, NAII Suggests Changes to Texas Mold Proposal for HO Policies, NAII’S Duncan to Retire, NATIONAL COVERAGE, National Lloyds Thrives Writing Low-Valued Dwellings, Nationwide Insurance Joins California Community Investment Consortium, Nationwide Mutual Refutes Miss. AG Hood’s Allegations As ‘Unfounded’, Nationwide Raises Earthquake Coverage Deductible in Ohio, Nationwide Settles 10 Katrina Lawsuits in Mississippi, Nationwide, Allstate Grab State Farm Policies in Miss., Nationwide, The Hartford Honored by Insurance Marketing Group, NCOIL Panel Addresses Lessons Learned from Disasters, Net Premiums Contingent Direct, New AIG CEO Benmosche Reaches Out to Ex-CEO Greenberg, New AIG CEO Liddy: Insurer’s ‘Mess is Solvable’, New Florida Legislative Session Faces Familiar Insurance Problems, New Jersey Court: Drunk Driver Can Collect Medical Benefits, New Orleans Couple Drops Suit Against Allstate over Katrina Damage, New Orleans couple drops suit against Allstate over Katrina damage, New Orleans Judge Dismisses Insurance Price-Fixing Lawsuit, New Policy Approved, Rate Hikes Granted for La. Citizens, New York Charges Doctors, Hospital Employees with No-Fault Fraud, New York DOI Releases Ranking of Against Auto Insurers, New York Giant Burress Fumbles Insurance on $140K Mercedes, New York Police Arrest Man in Phantom Insurance Claim Scheme, New York Prosecutors Charge 11 in $6M Fake-Accident Insurance Scam, NEW YORK SEEKS FRAUD REMEDIES:, New York Wants Allstate Info on Credit Default-Swaps, New York: 75 Agents Lost Licenses through First Half of 2008, Newest Florida Carrier, Prepared Insurance, Targets ‘Older’ Homes, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Briefs, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, News Currents, NewsCurrents, Newton Joins Baldwin Resource Group, Next Year’s Issue’ The Resolution of Last Year’s Problem: Use of Staff Counsel, NJ Woman Wins Reversal of Allstate Decision, No New Government Funds for AIG, No Rating Change for Allstate after Loss Says S&P, No reinsurance for Louisiana cost Allstate $2 billion, No rule change for Allstate in La., No rule change for Allstate in La., No. Calif. Investigation Leads to Seven Arrests, Non-adversarial Adjusters Advising Claimants Are Practicing Law, Court Rules, Nonstop Building on Coast Adding to Florida’s Existing Insurance Risk, North Carolina Agent Accused of Filing False House Fire Claim, North Carolina Insurers Oppose Change to Negligence Standard, North Carolina Insurers Running Ads Opposing Change to Negligence Standard, Not Buying Reinsurance for La. Cost Allstate $2 Billion, NOT SO FAST:, Number of Californians Hit by Cars Jumps 25% On Halloween, NY Charges 30 in $1.6 Million Stolen Car Insurance Fraud, NYMAGIC Appoints 2 Senior Officers, NYSID Advises Consumers on Assigned Risk, NYSID Announces Arrest of Webster Couple for Insurance Fraud, NYSID Publishes Annual Ranking of Automobile Insurance Complaints, NYSID, Insurers To Hold Forum on WTC Claims, NYSID’s Auto Complaint Rankings for 2000, O’Brien Named Head of Inland Marine Underwriters Association, October Wildfire Survivors File Class Action Suit Against Insurance Companies, OCTOBER WILDFIRE SURVIVORS FILE CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES:, Officers Elected for Insurance Marketing Communications Assoc., OFFICIALS WANT DEALS VOIDED, Ohio Governor Names 11 to New Board of Workers’ Comp Bureau, Ohio Indemnity Elects New Officers, Ohio Supreme Court: Attorney Fees Distinct from Punitive Damages, Ohio: Attorney Fees Distinct from Punitive Damages, Ohio’s New Teen Driving Law Leads Some Companies to Lower Rates, Ohio’s new teen driving law leads some insurers to lower rates, Okla. Deer-car Collisions More Likely in the Fall, Okla. Emergency Management, Insurance Dept. Hot Lines Open, On the Road: Insuring RVs, One Thousand Allstate Employees Accept Voluntary Buyout Offer, OneBeacon Tabs Laperriere for Senior VP of Marketing, Online Comments, Only One Policyholder Turned Out For Allstate Floridian Public Hearing, Oregon Collision Shops Give State Farm High Customer Service Marks, Oregon Collision Shops Give State Farm High Customer Service Marks, Oregon Hosts Wildfire Summit Workshops in November, Oregon Offers Insurance Wildfire Summit Workshops, Oregon Publishes Annual Insurance Complaint Statistics, Organizations Seek to Overturn Fla. Court Ruling in Auto Repair Parts Case, Out of Control, Out of Control, OVERALL SATISFACTION RANKING, P/C Executives to Dodd: Don’t Shift Risky Firms’ Costs to Insurers, P/C Insurers Positioned to Weather Hurricane Losses, P/C INSURERS POSITIONED TO WEATHER HURRICANE LOSSES:, P/C INSURERS REPORT FIRST UNDERWRITING PROFIT SINCE 1997:, PA Couple Given 14 Years in Faked Death Insurance Fraud, Pa. Expects $120M in Car Insurance Rate Cuts, PA. EXPECTS $120M IN RATE CUTS:, Pa. Man Charged in Arson-for-Hire Fraud Scam, Pa. Man Charged in Arson-for-Hire Fraud Scam, Pa.’s Insurance Chief Koken Performs Balancing Act at Home and On the Road for NAIC, Paper: Insurers Big Contributors to Fla. Legislative Candidates, Patkus Resigns as President/COO of Harleysville; Moves to The Hanover as Regional VP, PCI Comments on Allstate Class Action Verdict, PCI head resigns in surprise move … what’s next?, PCI Urges NAIC to Leave Insurance Scoring to States, PCI Urges NAIC to Leave Insurance Scoring to States, PCI Urges NAIC to Leave Insurance Scoring to States, PCI Urges NAIC to Leave Insurance Scoring to States, PCI Urges NAIC to Leave Insurance Scoring to States, Pennsylvania Court Rules Against Allstate, Pennsylvania Court Scolds Firm Paying Advances on Settlements, Pennsylvania Man Returns From the Dead to Face Fraud Charges, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places, People & Places EAST, People & Places MIDWEST, People & Places WEST, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, People and Places, Personal Auto Profits Plummet, Peters Joins Yates & Associates, Pets to be Covered Under Auto Insurance, Philadelphia Resident Caught in Auto Fraud Scheme, Philadelphia Resident Caught in Auto Fraud Scheme, PIA of Fla. Issues ‘Legislative Report’; Plans Explanatory Sessions, PIA of Fla. Plans September ‘Hurricane Lessons,’ Legislative Summary, PIA OF FLA. SLATES SEPT. ‘HURRICANE LESSONS,’ LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY, PIA PUBLISHES ‘LEGISLATIVE REPORT’, PIIAI Issues Market Share Reports for 2001, Playing with airplanes and other exceptions to the ‘eight corners’ rule, Playing with airplanes and other exceptions to the ‘eight corners’ rule, Pleas for Help Made at Orlando Town Hall Meetings; Gallagher to Suggest ‘Standard’ Policies, PMI Promotes Mary Crawford to AVP, Servicing Operations, Polestar Names Kasper President, Politics of a Long, Hot Summer, Politics of a Long, Hot Summer, Poor stepchild HO market about to smarten up, Portion of Former Louisiana AG’s Suit Against Insurers Dismissed, Post Named CEO at Fireman’s Fund, Post-hurricane homeowners perspective: change coming to Louisiana, Pre Call Preparation For Sales Success, Premium Growth: Top 25 P/C premium gainers for first-half 2007, Premium Growth: Top 25 P/C Premium Gainers in 2007 Versus 2006, Premium Growth: Top 25 P/C Premium Gainers Through Q2 2007, Premium Growth: Top 25 Premium Gainers in 2008 Versus 2007, Prevent Water Damage with Monthly T.L.C. (Thorough Leak Checks), Progressive Car Insurance Adds Collision Benefit for Pets, Progressive CEO Receives $8.4M Compensation, Refuses Bonus, Progressive Hopes to Drive Market Share Its Way, Progressive Hopes to Drive Market Share Its Way with New Agency Brand, Progressive Hopes to Drive Market Share With Independent Agency Brand, Progressive Hopes to Drive Market Share With New Agency Brand, Progressive Weighs Rebranding for Independent Agency Force, Property Casualty Insurers Association Hires Sr. VP of Public Affairs, Property Insurers Posting Lower Q2 Net, Proposal Would Set Up Catastrophe Reinsurance Fund in Texas, Prudential plc To Acquire Allstate Life Business in The Philippines, Indonesia, Pursuing Auto Insurance Fraud as Organized Crime Pays Off, Quackenbush Investigation Far From Over, Quackenbush Under Fire Again, Quackenbush Under Fire for Fund-Raising Tactics, Quake Authority Looks to Develop a Five-Year Strategic Plan, QUAKE CLAIMS NOT EARTH-SHAKING, Quotations, R&M Reports on Major Global Carriers, Rating commission also denies rate hikes for La. Citizens, Ratings Recap: Allianz Global (US), Balboa Group, North Light, Heritage, Ratings Recap: Employers Direct, Penn Treaty Network, Allstate Floridian, Ratings Recap: Mercury; Willow Re (Allstate); Penn Treaty, Ratings Roundup: AIG-Equity, MBIA, Great Lakes, Country-Wide, Infinity, Allstate, Farmers Mutual (Nebr.), Ratings Roundup: AMEX, Castle Key, Torus, Hartford (debt), Ratings Roundup: Castle Key, Preferred Contractors, Ratings Roundup: First Colonial, Mount Carroll, Cherokee, Ratings Roundup: Triad Guaranty, Allstate and Affiliates, Ratings: Allstate, Arrowhead, Nat’l. Lloyd’s/Summit, ISMIE Mutual, Greenville Casualty, Un. Farm Indiana, RBS Extends Insurance Offer Deadline into June, Reading Between the Whines, Reading Between the Whines, Reading Between the Whines, Real Estate Agents Hoping Fla. Insurance Rate Measures Revive Sales, Recession Can Be Risky Time to Skimp on Insurance Coverage, Recovering Miss. Businesses Face Hefty Commercial Insurance Hikes, Regulators Hear Industry Concerns on National Insurance Catastrophe Plan, REGULATORS MUST KEEP PACE, Reinsurers Tell Fla. Panel Rate Freedom Key to Insurance Fix, Report ranks Phoenix drivers safest of big cities, Report Ranks S.D. Drivers as Safest; Phoenix Drivers Safest in Big Cities, Report Suggests Gulf Coast Properties Not Much Safer Since Katrina, Report: Alexandria, Va., Drivers Most Improved, Report: Insurance-Related Securities Could Prompt Disaster Coverage, Report: Some Insurers ‘Low-Balling’ Auto Insurance Claims for Bodily Injury, Report: U.S. To Subpoena Allstate, Other Insurers in Katrina Probe, Republic Exec. Elected Chairman of ICT, Response Insurance Gets a Response; Google to Meet Company’s Request, Response to TV Ads Offering Free Hurricane Coverage Quotes Overwhelms First Heritage, Retired Meteorologist Testifies in Katrina Dispute, Retreating Insurers Create Turmoil in the Texas HO Market, Returning Florida Lawmakers’ Agenda Includes Property Insurance Woes, Revells Joins Universal’s Arizona and Nevada Operations, Reynolds to Head ACE’s International Personal Lines, SME Business, Rhode Island Fines Allstate Over Consumer Choice in Car Repair, Richardson has high hopes for S.C. omnibus coastal legislation, Richardson has high hopes for S.C. omnibus coastal legislation, Robert James Promoted to EVP, U.S. Ins. Operations for CNA P&C, Rodney Pierson, Rodney Pierson, Role of Government, All-Perils Policy Among Sticking Points Cited by Insurers, Royal Bank of Scotland May Not Sell Auto Insurance Unit After All, Royal Palm to Offer Coverage to Allstate Floridian Customers, Runaway Coastline Building Adding To Florida’s Existing Insurance Risk, RUSHMORE TO PURCHASE DALLAS AGENCY, S.C. Car Insurance Rates Outpace U.S. Despite 1999 Deregulation Law, S.C. Senate Follows House in Approving Coastal Insurance Bill, S&P Comments on Calif. Wildfire Aftermath, S&P COMMENTS ON CALIF. WILDFIRE AFTERMATH:, S&P Comments on Hurricane Jeanne’s $7 Billion Impact on U.S. P/C Insurers, S&P Issues Report on Isabel and Insurance Rtgs, S&P Lowers Allstate’s Operating Co. Ratings to ‘AA-‘; Outlook Negative, S&P Puts 10 Insurers on “Katrina” CreditWatch/Negative, S&P: Allstate’s Ratings Unaffected by Florida Suspension, Safeco Exec Tells SIAA: Independent Agents Key Value is at Point-of-Sale, Safeco Taps 20-Year Veteran to Lead Business in Eastern United States, San Diego Fraud Ring Cracked, San Diego Insurance Adjuster Association Installs New Board, San Francisco Adjuster Convicted for Insurance Fraud, Santa Barbara Wildfire Increase 448%, Insurers Ready for Calls, Scruggs Sues Allstate for Denying Katrina Claims, Scruggs weighs moving Miss. Katrina cases to state court, Sea change, Sea change, SECURA Taps CEO Bykowski to Chair Board, Selective Insurance Group Announces Senior Executive Promotions, Selective Insurance Names Officers Including Hewitt as Senior VP, Senn Orders Investigation of Improper Denial of Auto Injury Claims, Seven North Jersey Residents Charged In Auto “Give Up” Scheme, Several Insurers Could See Big Fannie, Freddie Losses, Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes Pummel Mississippi; Agents Expect Claims, Shares of Insurers Pause After Recent Gains—What Direction Now’, Sheffey Encourages Insurance Regulators to, Showcase Awards Seek the Insurance Industry’s Best Marketing Communications Work, Shrinking Citizens Signals Progress in Florida Property Market, SHRP Names Allstate’s Crockett HR Pro of Year, Shutter Diplomacy: Conn. Regulator Plans Coastal Insurance Forum, SIIS LEGISLATIVE FORUM:, SIIS to Hold Annual Conference in June, SIIS to Hold Public Forum in July, SIIS to Host Pre-Legislative Forum in Dallas, SIIS to Host Public Policy Forum, Silly Business Suits Back in Style, Silly Business Suits Back in Style, Silly Business Suits Back in Style, Silly Business Suits Back in Style, Silly Business Suits Back in Style, Silly Business Suits Back in Style, Society of Insurance Research Agenda: Natural Catastrophes, Legislative, Political Issues, Society of Insurance Research Announces Spring Workshop Series, May 11-13, Socius Hires in California and Illinois, Solera National Bank, Allstate Enter Partnership, Solution For Cheaper Insurance, First Make It More Expensive, Some Auto Insurance Rates to Drop in Mississippi, Some Insurers Decreasing Homeowners Rates in Texas, Some Insurers Including Allstate Might Not Need Federal Funds, Sparks to Chair Insurance Council of Texas Board, SPECIAL REPORT: Tips on minimizing flood damage, SPECIAL REPORT: Tips on minimizing flood damage, Spitzer Investigation Dishes Out Winners, Losers in Financial Services Industry, St. Paul Travelers to cease renewing some commercial accounts in New Orleans, St. Paul Travelers to cease renewing some commercial accounts in New Orleans, St. Paul Travelers Won’t Renew Some Commercial Policies in New Orleans, ST. PAUL TRAVELERS WON’T RENEW SOME COMMERCIAL POLICIES IN NEW ORLEANS, St. Paul Travelers won’t renew some commercial policies in New Orleans, St. Paul’s Debt on Watch Positive, State Auto Fills Key Spots in Sales, Development, Risk Management, State Farm Auto Rates in Oregon Driven Up, State Farm Ceases Writing New La. Auto Policies, State Farm Cutting N.Y. Auto Insurance Rates 5%, State Farm Decision to Stay in New Jersey Auto Market Latest Sign of Improved Insurance Environment, State Farm Dropping Some Coastal Policies in Texas, State Farm Exits InsWeb’s Marketplace, State Farm Faces First Federal Trial in La. Over Katrina Damage, State Farm Files for Double-Digit Homeowners Rate Decrease, State Farm Lloyds Seeks Homeowners Rate Increase in Texas, State Farm Moves to Bar Judge from Ruling on Katrina Class Action, State Farm of Florida’s Rate Request Questioned, State Farm Rate Hike Not Easy But Necessary, Says Mississippi’s Chaney, State Farm Relaxes Rules on Checks for Living Expenses Post Katrina, State Farm Restricts Storm Coverage for Coastal Alabama, State Farm Ruling Could Expand to Other Home Insurers, State Farm Seeks Homeowners Rate Increase in Florida, State Farm Sued by Gulf Coast Homeowners Over Katrina Claims, State Farm the Focus of News Show Investigation, State Farm to Drop Coastal Policies, Raise Rates in Mississippi, State Farm to Seek Home Insurance Rate Hike in Mississippi, State Farm to Stop Writing New Homeowner Policies in Florida, State Farm Withdraws from Homeowners Insurance in Calif., STATE FARM WITHDRAWS FROM LA., STATE FARM WITHDRAWS FROM LA., State Farm Won’t Renew 2,600 Policies in Alabama Beach Towns, State Farm, Allstate Agree on Mississippi Homeowners Rates, State Farm, Allstate Mobilize Catastrophe Teams to Gulf Coast, State Farm, Allstate Raising Auto Rates in Texas, State Farm, Allstate Report Few Claims in Earthquake Aftermath, State Farm: No New LA. Auto Policies, State Farm: No New LA. Auto Policies, State-run Insurer Could Cover Dropped Allstate Policies in La., States Back Federal Role in Insuring Natural Catastrophes, States Urged to Prepare for Catastrophes by Enforcing Smarter Land Use, States Urged to Prepare for Catastrophes by Enforcing Smarter Land Use, States Urged to Prepare for Catastrophes by Enforcing Smarter Land Use, States Urged to Prepare for Catastrophes by Enforcing Smarter Land Use, Steve Wessel Retires from R.E. Chaix & Assoc., Stockton Pair Arrested, Stoke Sales by Restructuring Your Traditional Departments, Storm Warnings:, Storms Drive Iowa Homeowner Rate Increases, Storms Impact Ohio Casualty Profits, Strong Action Needed to Stabilize Homeowners Market, Study Says Eight Insurers Command 65 Percent Market Share in Hurricane-Prone States, Study Says Eight Insurers Command 65% Market Share in Hurricane-Prone States, Study Shows 15 Insurers Contributed to Controversial 2002 Texas Election, Study: Deadliest Hotspots for Teen Crashes on New Year’s Holiday, Study: Deadliest Hotspots for Teen Crashes on New Year’s Holiday, Study: Homeowner Insurance Claimants Less Satisfied Than Auto Claimants, Study: Insurers’ Customer Retention Critical in Hard Economic Times, Sturm Named COO for Tanner Insurance Brokers, Suit Over Flooding Cause Moved to New Orleans, SullivanCurtisMonroe Names Five New Owners, Summit Financial Group Purchases The Sager Insurance Agency, Sunshine State: where it’s hot all year long for insurance, Superior Access Insurance Names Crawford Board Chairman, Superior Access Names Crawford CEO, Supreme Court Allows Discrimination Suit Over Allstate’s Use of Credit Scoring, Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Shows Record of Favoring Insurers, Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Shows Record of Favoring Insurers, Supreme Court Rejects Allstate Challenge to Texas Repair Shop Law, Supreme Court Rejects Allstate Challenge to Texas Repair Shop Law, Survey of Agents Finds No Immediate Crisis in N.Y. Homeowners Market, Survey Says Nearly 8 in 10 Calif. Homeowners in Fire Danger Areas Think Wildfire Losses ‘Unlikely’, Survey Shows Texans 50% Ready for Major Hurricane, Survey: Auto Insurance Buyers Continue to Use Internet More Often, Survey: Geico, NY Life Rank High in Brand Loyalty, Survey: Renters Ill Equipped to Protect Belongings, Survey: Teens Want Friends to be Safer on Roads, Susan Kearney, Suspects in “Paper Collision” Insurance Fraud Ring Still at Large, Suspects in Insurance Fraud at Large, Taylor Promoted to Sales Director for Encompass in N.Y., N.J., TDI Looks into Pricing; Mold Task Force Appointed, TDI Orders Homeowners Insurers to File Rates, TDI Reports Sept. Enforcement Actions, TDI: ALLSTATE MUST REDUCE RATES, REFUND CUSTOMERS, Tech Shabby, Teen Driving Study Sees Need for Addressing Attitudes, Peer Influences – Not Just Rules and Skills, Telephone Numbers for Southern California Insurance Claims, Telgenhoff Promoted to Allstate Management in Calif., Tennessee Takes Gradual Approach to Reducing Teen Driving Deaths, Terms of Credit History Use Still Being Negotiated, Terrill Joins Heritage General Agency’s Orange County Office, Test Your 2010 Insurance News IQ: 25 Questions, Texans to Plug Into Wind Energy with Help from Allstate, Texas AG Files Suit Against Farmers, Texas AG Reaches Refund Settlements with Progressive, Old American County Mutual, Texas AG Settles Refund Agreement with Auto Insurers, TEXAS AG SETTLES WITH INSURERS:, Texas AG Tells Travelers to Stop Airing ‘Deceptive’ TV Ad, TEXAS AG, INSURERS SETTLE:, Texas Auto Assigned Risk Plan Names New Officers, Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association Elects Officers, Texas Becomes a Direct Action State’, Texas Commissioner Orders Farmers to Cease Homeowners Non-Renewal, TEXAS COURT BACKS ALLSTATE HOMEOWNER RATE REDUCTION ORDER, Texas court backs Allstate homeowner rate reduction order, Texas Court Sides with Allstate in Rita Evacuee Expenses Case, Texas District Judge Allows Allstate Texas Lloyd’s Rate Increase, Texas Farm Bureau VP Elected Chairman of ICT, Texas Gov. Deploys National Guard to Houston Area for Flood Response, Texas Gubernatorial Hopefuls Target Homeowners Insurance, Texas Homeowners 2005 Rate Filings, Texas Independent Agents to Gather in Dallas for IIAT Convention Special tracks for young agents, C, Texas Insurance Commissioner Geeslin to Step Down, Texas Insurance Education Web Site Expands, Texas Insurer Group to Host Legislative Forum in Nov., Texas Insurers Estimate 60 Percent Increase in Water and Mold Claims, Texas Judge Extends Allstate Injunction, Texas Judge’s Ruling Partially Favors Allstate and Sterling, TEXAS JUDGE’S RULING PARTIALLY FAVORS ALLSTATE AND STERLING, Texas judge’s ruling partially favors Allstate and Sterling, Texas October Enforcement Actions Result in $1M in Fines, Restitution, Texas October Enforcement Actions Total Nearly $650K, Texas Orders Allstate to Reduce Rates, Refund Customers, Texas orders homeowners carriers to justify rates, Texas orders homeowners carriers to justify rates, Texas P/C Symposium Set for July 14, Texas Recovering from Hurricane Rita, Texas Regulators Order Homeowners Carriers to Justify Rates, Texas Senate Approves Windstorm Bill, Texas Sept. Enforcements Result in Nearly $376K in Fines, Restitution, Texas Theft Council Elects Officers for 2006, Texas Windstorm Association to Increase Rates, Texas-based The Woodlands Financial Group Opens 6 New Locations, Texas, Allstate Reach Agreement on Homeowners Reductions, Refunds, Texas’ Jan. Enforcements Result in Nearly $570K in Fines, Restitution, Texas’ June Enforcement Actions Result in $190K in Fines, Restitution, The “Stuffed” That Dreams Are Made Of, The Allstate Foundation Earmarks $1M for Hurricane Katrina Recovery, The Allstate Foundation Extends Portion of Fund to Help Hurricane Victims, The Commissioners, The Commissioners, The debate over ‘ensuing loss’ continues, The Downfall of California’s Insurance Commissioner, The Downfall of California’s Insurance Commissioner, The Growing Clout — and Controversy — of Consumer Credit Records, The Growing Clout — and Controversy — of Consumer Credit Records, The Hartford to Get $3.4 Billion in Federal Funds; Plans Stock Sale, The Hartford Unveils National Coastal Home Insurance Plan, The Hartford, Sears Team To Sell Home, Auto Insurance, The Hidden Power Behind the Massachusetts Makeover, THE INSURANCE SIDE OF SEARS, The language gives rise to a chicken or egg conundrum: Must the ensuing loss follow the mold, or is mold covered if it e, The natural disaster dilemma, The Old Switcheroo, The problem of natural disasters, The problem of natural disasters, The Real Truth About Credit Scoring, The Real Truth About Credit Scoring, The Southern California Firestorms of 2003, The Woodlands Financial Group Adds 3 New Texas Locations, The Woodlands Financial Group Continues to Expand, The Woodlands Financial Group Opens 3 New Offices, The Woodlands Financial Group Opens 6 New Locations, The Woodlands Financial Group Opens 6 New Locations, The Woodlands Financial Group Opens Beaumont, Texas, Office, The Woodlands Financial Group Opens Branches in Florida, Maryland, Thousands in S.C. Drive With Suspended Licenses, Three Companies Get Homeowners Rate Hikes in La., Three Insurers Sue To Recover Claims Paid in ’02 Wildfire, Three insurers sue to recover claims paid in ’02 wildfire, Time for Barry and Shenise, Time to Sue, Timeline in the Florida Feud: Allstate v. Florida, Timeline: AIG Developments Since U.S. Bailout, Timely Claims Reporting: A Serious Obligation for Agencies, Tobacco-trial Lawyer ‘Poster Child’ for Katrina Insurance, Today is ‘Distracted Driving Awareness Day’ in Virginia, Top 10 Stories of 2001, Top 10 Stories of the Year – East, Top 10 Stories of the Year – South Central, Top 20 California Homeowners Insurance Groups in 2006, Top 25 Commercial Auto Writers, Top 25 Property/Casualty Companies in Premium Growth, Top 25 Property/Casualty Companies in Premium Growth, Top Insurance Home Pages Still Miss the Mark, Top Texas Home Insurers Asked to Justify Rates, Top Three Texas Residential Insurers Under Investigation, TORNADO DAMAGE ESTIMATE:, Tornadoes Slam Ala., Adding to Destructive Season Across the Region, Towers Watson Boosts Florida Operations with Betz, Stofko, Toyota Says Subrogation By 7 Insurers for Acceleration Claims Is Meritless, Traffic safety, not just a topic for the holidays, Travelers Scales Back Decision on Renewing Commercial Polices in N.O., Trial Opens in Kentucky Case Against Allstate, Trio Nabbed in Calif. Auto Vandal Scam, Trio of Insurers File Largest No-Fault Lawsuit in N.Y. History, Tucker Joins WSS in Los Alamitos, Tulsa Has More Traffic Accidents Than Oklahoma City, Insurer Says, TV AD RESPONSE TO ‘FREE QUOTE OFFER’ OVERWHELMS FIRST HERITAGE, Two Companies Request Rate Increases in Fla., Two Honda Sedan Models Lead List of Most Stolen Vehicles in Arizona, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two legal cases in the eye of Hurricane Katrina, Two Suspects Arrested for Auto Insurance Fraud, Two Suspects Arrested for Auto Insurance Fraud, Two-County Sweep in N.C. Yields 10 Arrests for Insurance Fraud, U.S. and Japan Insurers Propose International Accounting Standards, U.S. Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Katrina Levee Lawsuits, U.S. Attorney in La. Won’t Intervene in Suit Against Insurers, U.S. Attorney Seeks Computer Hard Drive in Mississippi Katrina Probe, U.S. Financial Services Committee Considering Hurricane Rita Flood Insurance Buy-In-Act, U.S. Grand Jury Subpoenas Allstate, Nationwide over Katrina Claims, U.S. Insurers Draft Proposal for $10 Billion Government-Backed Insurance Pool, U.S. Insurers Increasingly Outsourcing Actuarial Work to Overseas Talent, U.S. Looks to Former Allstate CEO Liddy to Run AIG, U.S. May Join Lawsuit Claiming Insurers Defrauded Government Over Katrina Claims, U.S. Needs National Catastrophe Insurance Program, Insurance Commissioners Say, U.S. Supreme Court Declines New Orleans Levee Flood Damages Case, Underinsured Homeowner Problem Revisited on Anniversary of Calif. Wildfires, Understanding the Appraisal Process, UnumProvident Announces Reinsurance Agreements; To Sell Inactive Subsidiary to Allstate, Update: 2 Insurers to Pick up State Farm’s Non-renewals, Update: Florida Claims Continue to Mount in Fay’s Wake, Update: Florida Court Says Allstate Ruling was Premature, Update: Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Personal Injury Protection Fraud, UPDATE: Insurers Tally Storm Damage to Auto, Property in Midwest, Update: Largest Florida Insurers Report Homeowners, Auto and Flood Claims, USAA Cuts Auto Rates in N.Y., USAA Defends Its Katrina Response Against Comments by Miss. AG Hood, USAA Insurance Seeks Approval for 22 Percent Rate Decrease, Use of Credit a Hot Topic at Senate Hearing, Using the Insurance Code to Fight Fraud, Valiant Names Bossart Chief Claims Officer, Venture Insurance Programs Appoints McLaughlin to HR Director, Vermont Gov. Douglas Signs Law Amending WC Filing Limit and Requiring Medical Fee Schedule, Vermont Governor Vetoes Underinsured Motorist Bill, Victims Ask for Help at Town Hall Meetings; Gallagher to Propose ‘Standard’ Policies, W. Va. Homeowners, Auto Rates Reduced Dramatically Due to Legislative Changes, W. Va. Insurers React to Passed Legislation, Five Companies Decreasing Auto Rates, W. Va. Lawmakers Study Home Insurance Costs, W. Va. Legislation Effectively Reduced Homeowners, Auto Rates, W. Va. Legislation Effectively Reduced Homeowners, Auto Rates, W. Va. Tort Reform Bill Survives Toughest Test Yet; NAMIC Comments, W.Va. Tort Reform Bill Survives Tough Test; NAMIC Comments, Ward Group Names Top 50 Performing P/C Insurers, Ware Joins M.J. Hall and Co. in California, Wash. Gears Up for All Industry Day, Washington Bill Asks Insurers to Consider Dogs’ Deeds, not their Breeds, Washington Drivers Challenged to Drive Nice for a Day, Watch Out for Boo! Texas Pedestrian Accidents Jump 23% at Halloween, Watch the Skies, Weather Still Causing Trouble for Homeowners Markets, Watchdog Group Ranks Insurers on Consumer Friendliness and More, Watchdog Survey Targets Insurers, Watchdog Survey Targets Insurers, Water, Wind and Hail Common Claims in Texas; Liability Costly for Individuals, We’re in Good Hands With State Regulators, We’re in Good Hands With State Regulators, WEISS RATINGS REPORTS P&C LOSSES, WEISS RATINGS REPORTS P&C LOSSES, Weiss Ratings Reports PnC Insurers Suffer $9B Loss in 2001, Weiss Report: P/C Insurers Earn $32.3 Billion in 2003, Industry Reports $48 Billion Investment Gain, Weiss Says 8 Insurers Are Exposed to 74.5% of Homeowners Risk in Western Fire-Prone States, Weiss: Hurricanes Batter P/C Insurers with a $4.2B Underwriting Loss in 2005, Weiss: Insurers Earn $28B in First Three Quarters of 2004, Weiss: P/C Insurers Report First Underwriting Profit Since 1997, Welcome to our First Ever, Welcome to the 3rd Annual “Top Ten Stories of the Year”, West Virginia’s BrickStreet Mutual Names Allstate’s Laska as CIO, Western Security Surplus Adds Three Marketing Specialists, Westland Insurance Brokerage Owner’s License Suspended, What Does it Mean to Own Expirations’ Lawsuit Aims to Find Out, What is the National Flood Insurance Program’, What Young Agents Value About Being Independent, When is a Collapse a Collapse?, Whistleblower lawsuit against insurers dismissed, Whites Pursued Katrina Insurance Complaints More than Blacks in La., Why Automatic Quoting Improves Sales Results with Insurance Leads, Wilma’s Aftermath: Dade, Broward Counties Await Electricity; Agents Expect An Onslaught of Claims, Wind or Flood? Type of Damage Greatly Affects Insurance Payouts, Wind or Water? Victims Got Conflicting Info on What Caused Damage, Wind stays in ‘wind vs. water’ case, judge says, Wind vs. water saga continues, Wis. Gas Giveaway from Allstate Leads to Crashes, Arrests, Wis. Weighs Scores, ‘Sponsor’ Auto Cover, Wisconsin Dilweg: State Regulation Best for Agents, Consumers, Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Sean Dilweg, Woebse Named President of American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Co., Woman Who Started Wildfire Says It Was Symbolic, Wood Joins The Republic Group as Auto Product Manager, Woody Harrelson Sues Allstate, Workplace Bullies May Be Next On Insurers’ Watchlist, Insurance Journal Reports, World’s Largets Writing Catalog for Claims Professionals Plans Spring Expansion, Worldwide Facilities Adds Assistant VP, Broker, Wrather Appointed to TWIA Board, Year-End Storms Cloud P/C Insurers’ Profit Picture, Zurich Favored to Buy RBS Insurance, Zurich Financial Services Executive Notes Sept. 11 Redefines Risk, Zurich Frontrunner for Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance Buy, Zurich Gaining Commercial Insurance Clients Away from Rivals, Zurich NA Appoints Marcus to New Account Executive Position
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