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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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, th...

Noteworthy Philip Smikle v Global Logistics decision puts brakes on undisclosed motor hire charges

A recent ruling in Walsall County Court should be welcome news for motor insurers. The case concerned a claimant involved in a motor accident whose claim was initially submitted with no request for...

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...

Mississippi names MSVIVS administrator

The Mississippi Insurance Department announced HDI Solutions, LLC (HDI) as the administrator of its new Vehicle Insurance Verification System (MSVIVS). The contract was awarded on May 25, according...

Tennessee making final push for full implementation of EIVS

Tennessee announced progress in its goal to have all carriers submit their Book of Business (BoB) files to its Electronic Insurance Verification System (EIVS) by Oct. 1, 2016. The state established...

Tennessee prepares to release EIVS error files

Tennessee is gearing up for the release of Electronic Insurance Verification System (EIVS) error files to insurers who previously submitted their book of business (BoB) with the state. Business...