Risk Management

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.

Decrease in uninsured drivers—Minnesota

Minnesota The Duluth News Tribune reported a decrease in the number of uninsured drivers in Minnesota. State records show the number of people charged with not carrying auto insurance has dropped b...

West Virginia Online Verification System (WVOLV)

West Virginia “The WV Division of Motor Vehicles (WVDMV) is establishing an online insurance verification program (WVOLV) to be used by law enforcement, the judicial system, and DMV,” the division...

Alaska Insurance Verification System (AKIVS)

Alaska Alaska Statute 28.22.031 generally calls for the Alaska Division of Insurance’s development and implementation of a system for automobile liability insurance reporting (ALIR). The state chos...

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...

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...

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.

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.