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Do you write business in Rhode Island?

A new Rhode Island law — calling for implementation of an uninsured motorist database — becomes effective July 1, 2014. Note the short implementation window: The first official email went out May 9, and the state...

The Great Recession and Commercial Auto Claims

How will we know when the United States has fully recovered from the Great Recession of 2008? That’s the question that economists around the world are trying to answer. Some say that slow wage growth is an indication...

PCS Site Visit: CAT #40

Last week, I left the Property Claim Services ® (PCS ® ) Catastrophe Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and went down to Bessemer, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, to assess the damage that occurred as result of PC...

New NMVTIS Dashboard is Coming

On May 1, 2014, ISO ClaimSearch will begin the phased rollout of our latest dashboard — NMVTIS. The new dashboard will replace the static monthly reports you currently receive from our NMVTIS compliance system....

5 Common Medical Fraud Schemes

Identifying relationships among disparate pieces of information is the key to pinpointing billing practices that indicate fraud, waste, and abuse. Finding those relationships, however, tends to be difficult. Connectio...

Oregon DMV to begin issuing alphanumeric customer numbers

After October 21, 2013, the Oregon Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin issuing seven-character alphanumeric customer numbers to replace the alpha-only numbers that now appear on newly issued Oregon driver’s...

D.C. prefers drivers cancel tags online

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) encourages drivers to cancel their license plates online. The DMV recently added the option to its website in an effort to streamline the process, improve...

West Virginia recommends monthly book of business

The West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner recently requested that all insurers begin submitting a monthly book of business to supplement the department’s Online Verification (OLV) program. The state isn’...

Rhode Island mandates auto liability insurance reporting

Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee signed H.B. 5438 and S.B. 771 into law on July 15, 2013. The bills mandate a comprehensive statutory program to verify compliance with motor vehicle owners’ and operators’ mandator...

Alabama Online Insurance Verification System (OIVS): Unconfirmed Responses

The Alabama Department of Insurance is asking insurance carriers to verify the lists of unconfirmed insureds they submitted in response to the state’s online insurance verification system (OIVS), which went live Janua...