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  • Urge Gov. Raimondo to veto H.8013 and S.2679 — Auto body shops in Rhode Island are once again pushing special interest legislation through the General Assembly that could further increase auto body repair costs. H-8013/S-2679 would effectively prohibit the use of safe, reliable aftermarket parts to repair vehicles and significantly add to repair costs. Now is the time to contact Gov. Raimondo and urge her to veto these bills if they come to her desk! 
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  • Texas & Louisiana Facing Severe Weather- Here’s How to Prepare June 14, 2018
    With heavy rain expected to accompany the tropical system approaching the Texas and Louisiana coasts, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages residents in the area to listen to emergency officials and take precautionary actions.
  • PCI Offers Recovery Advice to Wilkes Barre and Surrounding Areas June 14, 2018
    PCI offered insurance recovery tips regarding the severe weather and tornado that hit Wilkes-Barre Township and northeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Connecticut and Louisiana Take Steps to Provide Electronic Access to Insurance Information June 13, 2018
    Connecticut and Louisiana enacted legislation this year that allows insurers to keep up with policyholder demands to conduct business electronically.
  • Severe Weather Across Sunshine State Serves as Good Reminder to Get Prepared June 12, 2018
    Severe weather continues to move across Florida, bringing strong winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding to portions of the state. Just two weeks into the 2018 Hurricane Season, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) urges Floridians to take precautionary measures and prepare now for storms that may develop in the tropics.
  • PCI Encourages House Support for Bipartisan FIO Reform Act June 7, 2018
    Nat Wienecke, senior vice president of federal government relations at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) issued the following statement encouraging the members of the House Financial Services Committee to support H.R. 3861, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) Reform Act of 2017. The bill is scheduled to be marked-up this week.
  • Vermont Adopts NCOIL Credit-Based Insurance Scoring Model Law June 5, 2018
    Consumer-friendly legislation (HB 593) passed by the Vermont Legislature that outlines a variety of protections regarding the use of credit-based insurance scores has become law, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Vermont was one of a handful of states without a comprehensive law governing insurance scoring.
  • Hail Season Warning: Montana Residents should be on the Lookout for Signs of Contractor Fraud and Abuse June 1, 2018
    The 2018 hail season is underway with tennis ball-sized hail causing property damage in Roundup and Musselshell County yesterday. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) urges residents who may need to hire a contractor to repair hail damage to be aware of the warning signs of contractor fraud and abuse.
  • PCI Prepares Communities for the Start of the 2018 Hurricane Season May 31, 2018
    The 2018 hurricane season begins tomorrow, June 1 and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is working with policymakers on catastrophe preparedness. Today, PCI released the first informational brief of its thought leadership series, Plan.Prepare.Protect., and hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill to share resources to help prepare communities for the start […]
  • Powerful Flooding Causes Damage in North Carolina; Insurers Offer Storm Recovery Advice May 30, 2018
    With heavy rain from Subtropical Storm Alberto continuing to move up the east coast, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages residents in the area to listen to emergency officials and take precautionary actions.
  • PCI Offers Flood Recovery Advice to Maryland Residents in Flooding Aftermath May 29, 2018
    The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) today offers recovery advice to those who are in the process of assessing the damage to their homes and businesses, following the devastating flooding in Ellicott City this weekend.
  • Insurers Offer Recovery Advice for Subtropical Depression Alberto May 29, 2018
    As Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to push through the southeast and through the middle of the country, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) today offered recovery advice to those who are in the process of assessing the damage to their properties and contacting their insurers. PCI also encouraged caution when hiring third-party vendors […]
  • Insurers Encourage Storm Preparation for “Invest 90L” May 24, 2018
    Chances are good that tropical disturbance “Invest 90L” will be a major rain maker for several states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging those along the coast to take steps now to prepare.
  • PCI Applauds Passage of International Insurance Capital Standards Provisions in S. 2155 May 22, 2018
    Nat Wienecke, senior vice president of federal government relations issued the following statement applauding the House passage of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection act. This bill includes bipartisan language on international insurance capital standards proposed by Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Jon Tester (D-MT). Those provisions will promote increased transparency […]
  • PCI Applauds Introduction of the Bipartisan PAID Act May 22, 2018
    Nat Wienecke, senior vice president of federal government relations at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) issued the following statement applauding Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ron Kind (D-WI) and the introduction of “The Provide Accurate Information Directly (PAID) Act.” This legislation amends the Medicare Secondary Payer policy to provide for transparency and […]
  • Planning & Preparation Key to Protecting Property, Loved Ones This Hurricane Season May 22, 2018
    Hurricane season begins June 1, 2018, and with an above-average number of hurricanes predicted for 2018, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging coastal residents to take time now to evaluate their insurance policies, inventory their possessions and develop emergency plans.
  • PCI Commends States for Modernizing Commercial Lines Rate and Form Filing May 22, 2018
    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed SB 1795/HB 1598 which exempts certain types of insurance from filing requirements of commercial risk insurers.
  • Insurers Commend Governor McMaster for Signing Vision Bill May 21, 2018
    The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) today issued the following statement attributed to its regional manager Nancy Egan in support of House Bill 4672, requiring vision testing upon obtaining an initial driver’s license and upon license renewal.
  • Torrential Rains a Reminder for Residents on East Coast to Prepare Their Property for Storms May 18, 2018
    With heavy rain continuing to wreck-havoc on the east coast and the potential for another storm brewing, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages residents in the area to listen to emergency officials and take precautionary actions.
  • Memorial Day Marks Start of Dangerous Driving Season May 16, 2018
    Memorial Day will soon kick off the start of a long-awaited summer, but it also marks the first day of an especially dangerous season for driving. Warmer weather, construction, vacations, and graduations bring more congestion to the roads, which can compound the dangers associated with the distracted driving epidemic, according to the Property Casualty Insurers […]
  • Property/Casualty Insurance Industry’s Surplus Continued to Grow in 2017, Despite 15.8 Percent Drop in Net Income May 14, 2018
    Private U.S. property/casualty insurers saw investment gains push the industry’s surplus to a new all-time-high value of $752.5 billion in 2017, a $51.7 billion increase from 2016, and catastrophe losses suppressed the industry’s net income after taxes to $36.1 billion in 2017, a 15.8 percent decline from a year earlier, according to ISO, a Verisk […]