August 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

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With summer well underway, beachgoers may welcome the warming Atlantic Ocean temperatures. But warm water and other factors have led researchers to update their 2017 hurricane forecasts since our June preview. One of those factors is the unusual tropical activity so far this season. The National Hurricane Center says a named storm forms in the […]

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Self-Driving Cars Could Bring Big Changes to Insurance

Just last month, another automaker announced a 2025 goal to develop cars that drive themselves on city streets; and the company reaffirmed that cars capable of driving unassisted on highways will roll off its assembly lines by 2020.[1] The competition in vehicle automation is heating up, though most insurers feel “unprepared” for the changes this […]

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Nevada Ecards

Governor Brian Sandoval signed Nevada Assembly Bill 455 into law on May 26, 2017. The law authorizes the electronic delivery of certain notices and documents relating to insurance policies, including auto insurance ID cards. Motorists may now provide proof of insurance through various electronic forms: Smart phones Tablets Computers

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Tennessee suspension notice letters

Tennessee’s new Electronic Insurance Verification System (EIVS) is gearing up to begin their letter campaign for motorists found to not have auto liability insurance coverage. A series of four letters will be sent to motorists when the state’s EIVS is unable to confirm coverage for a VIN registered in Tennessee, in the following sequence: Request […]

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Opana ER Will Be Removed from the Marketplace

Opana ER will be voluntarily removed from the marketplace, per the announcement last week of manufacturer Endo International plc. This follows the FDA’s suggestion that we blogged about last month—and it is an important next step in the fight against opioid abuse. No date has been set to remove the medication, but we’re closely monitoring […]

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Shiny New Features for the WCMSA Portal

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Portal (WCMSAP) manual in conjunction with substantial changes to the portal. The most significant change is a new WCMSA re-review request option — please find a comprehensive analysis of this change here. Features Affecting Beneficiaries Two portal changes are […]

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