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Maine introduces non-binary driver gender designation option

Maine is now the fourth state to introduce the of option of a non-binary gender designation on driver’s licenses and identification cards. With the completion of a Gender Designation Form, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will now issue stickers for identification cards that will read “Gender has been changed to X- Non-binary.”

Illinois legislation requires out-of-state auto coverage

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is expected to sign legislation requiring vehicles registered out of state to be covered by liability insurance when driven in Illinois.

Michigan allows electronic proof of auto insurance liability coverage

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation authorizing the electronic delivery of certain notices and documents relating to insurance policies, including auto insurance ID cards.

Blockchain: Getting Smarter than Smart Contracts

Admittedly, my interest in blockchain has been fairly narrow. Given the role of PCS® in the global industry loss warranty (ILW) market, I’ve been particularly focused on how blockchain-enabled smart contracts could benefit the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market.

Will Catastrophe Bonds Experience a “Retail Revolution”?

During a track at the IFoA Asia Conference 2018 last week, a speaker laid out a “future state” vision that included access to insurance-linked securities (ILS)—or at least some version of ILS—for retail investors.

Reference Guide to Florida Verifications

When a crash occurs in Florida, the state sends an FR1/FR100 “Liability” Sanction Verification to the auto insurance carriers of the motorists involved in the incident. Florida advised carriers to confirm coverage for crash verifications if a motorist’s insurance policy meets the state’s minimum liability requirements, even if the VIN is registered in another state.

Oklahoma Plate Scanners

Oklahoma has contracted with the vendor Gatso USA to scan (using cameras) motorists’ license plates to determine whether auto insurance coverage is in place. The plates will be matched against the state’s verification system. If the vehicle is found to be uninsured, the owner will be mailed a citation with a penalty of $184. Motorists who pay the fine will not have a charge of driving without insurance on their permanent record.

New Strategy to Reduce Uninsured Driver Rate

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) estimated Oklahoma’s uninsured driver rate to be 26 percent in 2012, the highest in any state. Though this most recent estimate is five years old, there is little evidence the rate has dropped significantly.

Top 2018 priority: Tighter data protection

Last year was a sobering year for cyber risk, with major corporations and government agencies alike hit hard by data breaches and cyberattacks that cost millions of dollars.

ISO ClaimSearch Will Partially Mask PII to SIU-level Users in Claims Inquiry

While data risk mitigation issues continue to emerge in our industry, ISO ClaimSearch is always working to maintain the privacy and security of claims data.

Rhode Island notification process

The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues three notices to motorists when proof of auto liability coverage is not found for a vehicle.

Illinois ALIR legislation signed

Illinois House Bill 2610 was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on August 25, 2017.