What now for soft tissue injury claims

On 23 February 2017, less than seven weeks after the government consultation aimed at reducing whiplash claims ended, the Ministry of Justice published part 1 of their response to the consultation. It’s said that part 2 will be published in due course, relating to the implementation of the recommendations made by the Insurance Fraud Taskforce […]

MSVIVS Ramping Up

MSVIVS – OLV Testing In addition to requiring a book of business (BoB) file by the first Tuesday of each month, Mississippi is currently testing the online verification (OLV) portion of the new Mississippi Vehicle Insurance Verification System (MSVIVS). The 6 month pilot program for OLV services is expected to begin once the state reaches […]

Telematics holds the potential for improved safety and lower claims

Americans drove a combined 3.1 trillion miles over 12 months through March 2016. With drivers traveling more miles, the potential for accidents increases. The National Safety Council reported that in 2015 “the U.S. had the highest one-year percentage increase in traffic deaths in half a century.” What if insurers didn’t wait until an accident occurred […]

South Carolina uninsured motorists can pay to drive

South Carolina will allow uninsured motorists to operate vehicles in the state if they pay an annual fee of $550, according to Bulletin 2016-11, which the state released on Dec. 20, 2016. The state said it will place collected funds in the Uninsured Motorist Fund and distribute it among insurers writing motor vehicle bodily injury […]

Pennsylvania Plate Readers

Pennsylvania discontinued its practice of issuing license plate registration stickers effective Jan. 1, 2017. To confirm that a motorists ’s vehicle registration is current and properly insured, the state now will rely on license plate-reader technology to scan license plates. The state estimates it will save $2 million in mailing costs and $1 million in […]

MVICS Discontinued

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles no longer requires auto insurers to file reports through its legacy Motor Vehicle Insurance Compliance Reporting System (MVICS). The state DMV suspended the legacy system effective September 29, 2016. Going forward, insurers are only required to submit reports to the Connecticut Insurance Verification System (CTIVS). CTIVS, introduced in June […]