Insurance

Changes in CSLN announced

The state of Alabama has announced that it has withdrawn from the Child Support Lien Network (CSLN). The decision to withdraw was based on changes in local government constraints, similar to when Oregon left the progr...

ISO ClaimSearch audits: What you need to know

ISO ClaimSearch ® randomly audits customers to assure compliance with numerous protocols. Our audits — conducted on-site or online depending on company size — help verify the accuracy and legitimacy of records entered...

Sinkhole season: Why now?

Sinkholes can happen any time, but for a number of reasons they’re more prevalent from early spring until late summer — the unofficial Florida “sinkhole season.” The entire state of Florida is vulnerable to sinkholes....

More Than 4.5 Million Households at High or Extreme Risk from Wildfire

In each of the past four years, wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes and cost insurers hundreds of millions of dollars in claims. Although California has the most households at high or extreme risk from wildfires and...

Wildland Fire Potential for Fall 2013

On September 1, 2013, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) issued its National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for the remainder of 2013. The outlook provides an assessment of current weather and...

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...

Mississippi approves new web service program, shopping possible vendors

Mississippi’s state legislature voted to create the state’s new web-based motor vehicle insurance verification system. The system will allow the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, the Mississippi Commissioner of...