Topic: Regulatory

Excess and Surplus Lines Law Manual 2020 Update

We are pleased to present this 20th Anniversary 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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Texas Suspends Certain Insurance Licensing Requirements to Address Coronavirus Outbreak

Based on orders issued by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in response to COVID-19, the Texas ‎Department of Insurance has announced that certain licensing requirements and fees have been ‎suspended for Texas-licensed insurance agents, adjusters, title agents, escrow officers, life settlement ‎brokers, and life settlement providers.

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Texas Department of Insurance Announces Extension of Claims Handling Deadlines Due to COVID-19

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has announced that the claims-handling deadlines imposed by Texas prompt-payment laws are extended by 15 days.  The extension will assist carriers in responding to the Coronavirus pandemic and results from the combined operation of actions taken by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan.

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Webinar: Insurance IT Strategy and Regulatory Compliance–NYDFS, NAIC and CCPA

On January 9 from noon-1:00 p.m. CT, Locke Lord LLP and Novarica will look at new regulatory developments in analytics, use of data, and data security that have the potential to affect insurer technology strategy. This webinar covers the similarities and differences between NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation and NAIC Data Security Model Law, the recent updates to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and the potential innovation opportunities and limitations surrounding insurance regulatory sandboxes.

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Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter – November 2019

Locke Lord’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter provides topical snapshots of recent developments in the fast-changing world of privacy, data protection, and cyber risk management. For further information on any of the subjects covered in the newsletter, please contact one of the members of our privacy and cybersecurity team.

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U.S. Insurance Regulators Achieve Positive Progress on Insurance Capital Standards

Team USA (collectively the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Federal Reserve Board (FRB), and the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) of the U.S. Treasury) achieved a major U.S. regulatory objective at the current 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) regarding next steps and planned monitoring process for the Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) project.

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