New Jersey proof-of-insurance requirements

New Jersey law requires every driver or operator of a vehicle to have a registration certificate and an insurance identification card on hand at all times. The state issued a Motor Vehicle Advisory on March 21, 2017, indicating that motorists may provide either electronic or paper insurance identification cards as proof of insurance. Cell phones, tablets, […]

Tennessee HB 280 Signed into Law

William Haslam signed House Bill 280 into law on March 22.  The bill extends the time given to respond to a Department of Revenue (DOR) request for information regarding motorists suspected of not having proper auto insurance coverage.  Previously the response time was 15 days; it is now 30 days. HB 280 also established a […]

Arkansas HB 2193 Signed into Law

Arkansas Governor William Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 2193 into law on April 6. The bill repeals the current Insurance Verification Database enacted in 1997 and replaces it with the Arkansas Online Insurance Verification System Act. The Arkansas Online Insurance Verification System Act will facilitate the implementation of an online insurance verification system (OLV). Courts, […]

Arkansas now supports FTP file submissions

The Arkansas Office of Driver Services announced that its auto liability insurance reporting system can now support FTP file submissions. The announcement was made during an industrywide conference call on March 23, 2017. In addition to FTP file submission, the state will also continue to support reporting through CDs, ADVANTIS, and paper (for carriers with […]

April 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

April is an active month for violent tornadoes, though overall tornadic activity typically peaks in May and June. We saw more violent tornadoes—EF4 and EF5—in April than any other month from 1950 through 2013. The past decade saw an average of 267 U.S. tornadoes in April. The April 2011 tornado outbreak is ranked as the […]

March 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Property Claim Services® (PCS®) has designated 32 weather-related catastrophe events for the month of March between 2007 and 2016. Those events caused approximately $14.3 billion in insured losses and resulted in 2.2 million claims. The largest designated March event in the past ten years was CAT 67, a 2012 winter storm. The catastrophe involved six […]