Insurance

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...

Utah Online Insurance Verification System (OIVS) effective July 1, 2013

Starting this July, Utah will use its Online Insurance Verification System (OIVS) to electronically verify evidence of coverage with insurance companies. The Utah Legislature created the state’s OIVS when it passed...

Florida extends deadline for XML conversion of automobile liability insurance reporting (ALIR)

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles extended its deadline for insurers to convert their automobile liability insurance reporting (ALIR) format from a flat file to XML. The new date is April 15,...

Making Sense of the Verisk Organizational Changes

With the recent branding and organizational changes at Verisk Analytics, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with Verisk Chief Marketing Officer Christopher H. Perini to get his perspective on questions...