ISO's New Handbook on State Insurance Laws Facilitates Insurers' Access to Regulatory Information

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 20, 2005 — ISO's authoritative guide on state insurance laws and regulations, the State Filing Handbook, is now available in a new web-based format that makes it easy for insurers to access the information they need when they need it.

The State Filing Handbook is available through ISOnet®, ISO's secure Internet platform for delivering information to property/casualty insurers.

The online State Filing Handbook is flexible, featuring multistate reports on a wide range of filing topics. Insurers can select a single topic, a type of filing and a number of states — or choose all states — and the handbook will generate a convenient table summarizing the requirements for those states.

"For more than 20 years, insurers have relied on ISO's State Filing Handbook for detailed compliance requirements on filing rates, rules and policy forms in all jurisdictions," said Domenick J. Yezzi, Jr., ISO vice president–Specialty Commercial Lines.

"The handbook provides comprehensive and authoritative information on how to make independent filings in every state and what to do in response to ISO filings," Yezzi added.

With the online handbook, insurers' legal and compliance staff have the flexibility to browse each state's requirements through a simple web interface. They can search by type of filing and line of insurance to get the information needed for a particular filing. A powerful keyword search feature includes regulations, bulletins and forms, making it faster and easier to locate the exact topic or section.

As the industry's leading provider of standardized policy language, manual rules and loss costs information, ISO makes more than 4,500 filings a year. ISO's legal and government-relations professionals continuously monitor state laws and regulations for any changes by regulators in every jurisdiction to ensure the information is accurate and current.

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