As we reported here, March 1, 2018 brings a new transition date, with a new set of compliance obligations for Covered Entities subject to the Cybersecurity Regulation of the New York Department of Financial Services.
On February 20, 2018, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held a public hearing on the reinsurance collateral provisions of the Bilateral Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on Prudential Measures regarding Insurance and Reinsurance (the “Covered Agreement”).
As previously warned here, February 15, 2018 is the first annual deadline for individuals and companies licensed or otherwise authorized under the New York Insurance, Banking and Financial Services laws (defined as Covered Entities) to certify compliance with the Cybersecurity Regulation of the New York Department of Financial Services, unless an exemption applies.
Independent contractor misclassification class action lawsuits and administrative proceedings are becoming more prevalent. Why? Because most industries have made use of independent contractors either to supplement their workforce or as part of their business model.
Please join BDO USA, LLP, Locke Lord LLP, and Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. for a complimentary breakfast briefing. This event will highlight key considerations in a successful M&A transaction or capital raising transaction in today’s economic climate for the insurance industry.
A press release issued by the New York Department of Financial Services on January 22, 2018 found here reminds Covered Entities (including banks, insurers and producers, and others regulated by DFS) of their obligation to file a compliance certificate under the new, New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulation on February 15, 2018.
The Florida House of Representatives recently approved HB 7015 with an 82-20 vote. HB 7015 would make significant changes to state law relating to assignment of benefits (“AOB”) and related legal fees in property insurance cases.
The New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), in Circular Letter No. 1 (1/3/18), provides guidance on certain improper trade practices related to the sale of insurance and service contracts covering phones and other wireless communications equipment.