Topic: Regulatory

Join Locke Lord for a Complimentary Summer Speaker Series

As we enter the next phase of life under COVID-19, new issues are emerging for the insurance industry. Locke Lord lawyers will tackle some of the issues over the next few months. Sign up for each program that interests you below. We look forward to sharing time with you as we navigate the new normal. One hour of CLE for each program is approved in CA, IL, TX and NY. Other states are pending.

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NY DFS Issues Guidance to Regulated Entities for Cybersecurity in the Remote Work Environment

Reminding NY DFS regulated entities that its Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR Part 500) requires ‎assessment of cybersecurity risk, and the reporting of certain cybersecurity events within 72 hours, ‎the DFS issued guidance specific to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The DFS guidance is appropriate ‎for any business, whether or not subject to the NY Regulation.‎

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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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