Zachary Lerner is moderating a discussion on insurtech and its impact on the surplus lines industry at the 2018 Fall Surplus Lines Law Group Meeting, hosted by the Excess Line Association of New York (ELANY) on October 12, 2018 in New York.
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has proposed a new rule and certain amendments to existing rules intended to implement provisions of the Texas Insurance Code that apply to captive insurance companies.
The New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations, 23 NYCRR part 500 (the “Cybersecurity Regulations”), require companies subject to the regulations to update their record retention schedule for particular documents mandated by the Cybersecurity Regulations.
Insurers may soon benefit from reporting revisions to diversify and strengthen investment portfolios and enhance managing Risk Based Capital (“RBC”). As part of the ongoing National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) Investment Classification Project it is proposed that RBC for NAIC designated mutual funds be based on the underlying holdings of the funds.
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The logjam may have broken in Florida assignment of benefits litigation. Insurers and the bar that represents them have searched for a response a costly wave of costly litigation that has a arisen in recent years where insureds have assigned their homeowners’ insurance proceeds to contractors that perform needed repairs and then submit bills to the insurer that frequently are inflated, touching off litigation in which the contractor (or, more accurately, its lawyer) is emboldened by the threat of recovery of attorneys’ fees.
On August 31, 2018, the California Legislature passed a number of bills addressing various issues related to wildfires that have ravaged the state in recent years. The following bills relate to insurance in connection with past and future wildfires.