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A Cyber Attack Scarier than Any Movie

Most people these days, when they hear the words “cyber attack,” think of data breaches with legions of unknown hackers breaking into the computer systems of big retail chains to obtain customer credit card informatio...

Why don’t more businesses have cyber insurance?

It seems every few days there’s a new report of a data breach affecting a business or healthcare service provider we know. In a number of those cases, cyber insurance has helped the business recover from the incident ...

Cyber Monday Has a Case of the Mondays

When I started this blog series in January, I thought Cyber Monday would become more popular than Black Friday. After all, why would you want to spend your Thanksgiving in the mall or battle the crowds the next day, i...

Learning from Cyber History

I graduated from college with a degree in history. During my freshman year, one of my favorite professors stated something that remains with me to this day. He said there are two types of people in this world: There a...

A Milestone for ISO ClaimSearch: 1 Billion Claims

More data promotes better decision making for claims adjusters. And soon, the ISO ClaimSearch ®  database will hold 1 billion claims available to all ISO ClaimSearch users. We launched the ISO ClaimSearch database in...

West Virginia insurance verification letter campaign

West Virginia announced that on August 18, 2014, the state kicked off its periodic insurance verification letter campaign. The state sends verification letters to a random sampling of registrants that West Virginia...

Alabama encourages monthly book of business submission

On August 1, 2014, the Alabama Department of Revenue sent a bulletin encouraging insurers to submit a monthly book of business file. The submission will help ensure that Alabama’s Online Insurance Verification System...

Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn approved Bill 5692

Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn approved Bill 5692, also known as the Uninsured Motorist Verification Advisory Committee Act, on July 25, 2014. This bill called for the appointment of an advisory committee that consis...

Rhode Island Automobile Insurance Plan (RIAIP) to report assigned risk

Rhode Island has confirmed that, effective immediately, the Rhode Island Automobile Insurance Plan (RIAIP) will be responsible for reporting all assigned-risk automobile insurance policies directly to the Rhode Island...

Compulsory insurance penalties increase in Louisiana

Effective June 12, 2014, Louisiana House Bill 872 significantly increased penalties for operating a motor vehicle without required insurance and failing to provide required proof of compliance. If an insured meets...