Auto Insurance

Arkansas HB 2193 Signed into Law

Arkansas Governor William Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 2193 into law on April 6. The bill repeals the current Insurance Verification Database enacted in 1997 and replaces it with the Arkansas Online Insurance...

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 . It’s said that pa...

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 Mississippi Vehicle...

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 in 2015 “the U.S. ha...

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 said it will place...

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, the state now will rel...

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 the legacy system...

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 the Oct. 1 deadline...

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 Information Systems, th...

Automatic license plate readers approved in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 359 into law on June 6. The new law permits the use of automatic license plate reader systems by law enforcement officials, who will also have access to the state’s...