Reporting Developments Affecting the Insurance and Reinsurance Industries


Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual 2021 Update

We are happy to provide the 2021 edition of our Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual. This edition reflects all of the pertinent changes in the surplus lines laws and regulations of the 50 states and U.S. territories during the past year. The website provides you with the ability to click on the states and territories of interest to view the updates.

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NYDFS Alerts Insurance Industry on Cyber Threats to Auto Quote Functions

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has now released a pair of alerts on the increase in cyberattacks on public facing insurance websites that provide instant quoting services to customers.  If you provide instant online quoting through your website, it is imperative that you review your system’s security and the methods you use to provide instant quotes.

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New Jersey Passes Legislation Requiring Insurers to Apprise Insureds of Particular Aspects of Their Business Interruption Coverage

Both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate recently passed identical legislation that would ‎require insurers offering commercial coverage for loss or damage to property, including business ‎interruption, to provide insureds with a general summary of common insurance clauses in policies ‎for loss of use and occupancy of a commercial property, along with a disclosure relating to ‎pandemic and virus losses.‎

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Join Us for a Complimentary Webinar: Gearing up for Privacy & Cybersecurity in 2021

Organizations continue to face new issues, regulations and threats relating to privacy and cybersecurity. Over the next few months, Locke Lord lawyers will tackle some of your most pressing concerns in a series of complimentary webinars discussing practical, real-world challenges facing organizations, including compliance, business operations, data incidents, and investigations, litigation and enforcement. Sign up below for each program that interests you or sign up for the entire series.

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New York Department of Financial Services Issues Proposed Guidance for Managing the Financial Risks of Climate Change

New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) released its climate change guidance New York domestic insurers for comment on March 26, 2021. The Guidance, found here, seeks to support domestic insurers in managing the financial risks associated with climate change.

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Warning Shot Across the Bow – The CA Dept. of Insurance and Rebating

Insurtech innovations have recently prompted the NAIC to make rebate-friendly amendments to its model act, but the California Department of Insurance is bucking the trend. The NAIC’s amendments expand insurers’ and insurance producers’ ability to offer rebates to insurance customers, but the California Department of Insurance has doubled down on its historical dislike of the practice, even though rebating is largely permitted under California’s insurance laws.

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Locke Lord Lawyers to Speak on Regulatory Developments in Analytics, Data Usage, and Data Security

On March 24, Locke Lord lawyers Brian Casey, Benjamin Sykes and Daron Janis, along with Mitch Wein, Senior Vice President of Research and Consulting at Novarica, will look at new regulatory developments in analytics, data usage, and data security that have the potential to affect insurer technology strategy.

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