Florida: More Than AOB Reform Marks Positive 2019 Session Outcome

May 9, 2019 The Florida Legislature adjourned on May 4, and the insurance industry came away with more than just a big win on the assignment-of-benefits reform that passed April 24. HB 7065 has an... Read more

Florida: Ready for Final Week of Session

April 26, 2019 With only one week left in the 2019 Florida legislative session, House and Senate floor activity has... Read more

Iowa: NAMIC Urges Governor to Sign Assignment of Benefits Reform

April 26, 2019 Senate File 412, to protect consumers from the abusive assignment of benefit practices seen in many states, passed both chambers of the Iowa Legislature without a... Read more

New York: DFS Issues Circulars Regarding Intercompany Loss Transfers

April 17, 2019 The New York Department of Financial Services has issued Insurance Circular Letters No. 3 (2019) regarding, respectively, the settlement of controversies between no-fault insurers and compensation providers pursuant to the intercompany loss transfer... Read more

Oregon: FEEDBACK REQUESTED on PIP Coverage Bill

March 12, 2019 Rep. Paul Holvey has introduced HB 3220, Private Passenger Motor Vehicle Definition, which has been assigned to the House Business and Labor Committee. No public hearing has been scheduled... Read more

Georgia: General Assembly Crossover Day Looms

February 28, 2019 NAMIC was back in Atlanta Feb. 18-20 to visit with new Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck as part of a delegation from the state trade, the Georgia Association of Property Casualty Insurance Companies. In addition, NAMIC participated... Read more

Colorado: Senate Passes Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing Bill as Amended

February 28, 2019 SB 90, Peer-to-Peer Vehicle Sharing, has passed, as amended, out of the Senate after extensive insurance industry, vehicle-sharing coalition, and trial-bar negotiations on amendments to make sure the bill... Read more

Illinois: Governor’s Amendatory Veto Strips Insurance Provision From “Turo” Bill

September 4, 2018 Gov. Bruce Rauner amendatorily vetoed* SB 2641, a bill to regulate “car-sharing” companies such as Turo, Aug 28, sending it back to the General assembly with specific recommendations for change. Car-sharing, where the owners of vehicles temporarily... Read more

Vermont: Legislature Enacts TNC Bill

June 22, 2018 HB 10a enacts new laws related to transportation network companies, including several new provisions related to TNC drivers' auto insurance... Read more

Illinois: Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Bill With Insurance Provisions Passes

June 7, 2018 The Illinois General Assembly on May 31 completed work on SB 2641, which sets standards for “car-facilitation companies” operating in the state.  The bill will soon be on the governor’s desk. CFCs, such as Turo and Getaround, are part of the new ... Read more

Nevada: Transportation Authority Adopts Comprehensive Autonomous Vehicle Network Company Rules

May 10, 2018 The Nevada Transportation Authority has adopted a new chapter of the Nevada Administrative Code, 706B, that establishes a framework for the regulation of autonomous vehicle network companies... Read more

Maryland: General Assembly Passes Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Legislation

April 10, 2018 On the last day of the legislative session, April 9, the Maryland General Assembly passed SB 743, relating to peer-to-peer car sharing programs like Turo and Getaround. Turo and Getaround – often referred to as “the Airbnb of rental cars” – offer ... Read more

Idaho: NAMIC-Opposed Bill Increasing Mandatory Auto Liability Insurance Coverage Limits Introduced

February 6, 2018 HB 488, Financial Responsibility Limits of Coverage, has been introduced. The proposed legislation would increase the current automobile minimum liability insurance coverage limits... Read more

Florida: Insurance Issues Face Uncertain Outcome as Legislature Nears Adjournment; Status of AOB and WC Reform, Building Code Changes, PIP and Premium Tax Credit Repeal

May 2, 2017 As the May 5 adjournment date for the 2017 Florida General Assembly draws near, the fate of several high-profile insurance issues is in... Read more

Florida: TNC Legislation Finally Crosses Finish Line

April 19, 2017 The Florida Senate on April 19 passed HB 221 to regulate transportation network companies at the state... Read more

RE: Passage of Florida HB 221, Transportation Network Companies

April 19, 2017 "NAMIC extends its gratitude to the Florida Senate and the House of Representatives for passing transportation network company legislation, HB 221. More than thirty-eight states plus... Read more

New York: Legislature Passes State Budget

April 11, 2017 The 2017-18 New York State budget passed the Legislature on April 9. Several aspects of this budget found in S2009C / A3009C are noteworthy for property/casualty insurers. Ride-sharing provisions largely follow the... Read more

Florida TNC Bill Passes House; Senate Version on Senate Rules Agenda

April 6, 2017 The Florida House approved HB 221, regulating transportation network companies, on April 5. The bill was first up on the third reading agenda and passed unanimously. NAMIC issued a... Read more

NAMIC Commends Florida House of Representatives on Unanimous Passage of TNC Bill

April 5, 2017 NAMIC and its members appreciate the importance of business innovation, and we are pleased that the TNC bill, HB 221, has been given the green light to move forward in the Florida Legislature. Thirty-seven states plus the District of... Read more

Florida: Pace Picks Up for Auto Insurance-Related Legislation

April 3, 2017 During a Florida House and Insurance Subcommittee meeting March 27, PIP repeal sponsor Rep. Erin Grall stated she would be open to looking at bad faith reform in conjunction with repeal but only if a rate rollback would go with... Read more

Florida: Senate TNC, Workers' Comp Reform Bills Moving Through Committees

March 16, 2017 The Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on March 14 amended and approved SB 340, a wide-ranging transportation network company regulatory bill that includes language regarding insurance coverage that comports for the... Read more

Florida: Busy Week Ahead - TNC, Workers' Comp, AOB, Premium Tax Credit Repeal, Building Code Update Process Bills Slated for Hearings

March 13, 2017 The coming week will be a very busy one for insurance industry representatives in Florida. Bills on top-priority... Read more

Florida: TNC Bill Moving; Workers' Comp Again Subject of Panel Discussion

February 13, 2017 The Florida House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the Government Accountability Committee voted 14-1 on Feb. 8 to approved HB 221, which would regulate transportation network companies. As reported in a previous... Read more

Virginia: Contact House Subcommittee on Property TNC

February 1, 2017 Your help is needed on pending Virginia legislation to regulate property distribution via transportation network companies. You may have received a similar alert Jan. 31 on the Senate version of the bill, but efforts are also needed in... Read more

Florida: House Insurance Subcommittee Discusses AOBs, TNC Bills Filed

January 12, 2017 One day after the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee took testimony on assignment-of-benefits reform, the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee on Jan. 11 heard from some of the same presenters. Because the meeting was... Read more

Property Casualty Committee, Plenary Approve Home-Sharing White Paper

December 19, 2016 The NAIC's Property Casualty (C) Committee as well as Executive/Plenary approved a white paper on home sharing, titled "Insurance Implications of Home-Sharing: Regulator Insights and Consumer Awareness," during the... Read more

Property Casualty Committee to Consider Home Sharing White Paper

December 8, 2016 The NAIC’s Property Casualty (C) Committee will consider adoption of a white paper on home sharing when it meets Dec. 12 during the NAIC's Fall National Meeting. A draft of the white paper was previously adopted by the... Read more

Pennsylvania: House Moves TNC Bill

October 24, 2016 The Pennsylvania House has passed Senate Bill 984 governing transportation network companies, paving the way for the legislation to make it through final adoption before the last day of session on Oct. 26... Read more

Massachusetts: Lawmakers Agree on New Rules for TNCs

August 3, 2016 The Massachusetts House and Senate came to a compromise on new laws relating to transportation network companies in the waning hours of the Legislature, sending House Bill 4570 to Gov. Charlie Baker. If signed, this would be... Read more

Mississippi: Proposed TNC Regulation Released

July 25, 2016 The Mississippi Insurance Department has issued a notice for a proposed rule regarding transportation network companies. The purpose of the rule is to provide... Read more

Missouri: Governor Signs TNC Bill

June 24, 2016 Gov. Jay Nixon on June 23 signed SB 947, which governs the insurance requirements for drivers who provide ride-sharing services via... Read more

Missouri: Governor Signs TNC Bill

June 24, 2016 Gov. Jay Nixon on June 23 signed SB 947, which governs the insurance requirements for drivers who provide ride-sharing services via a... Read more

Hawaii: Controversial TNC Bill Passes Out of House and Senate Conference Committee

May 2, 2016 After a long session of almost a dozen TNC bills being introduced, a controversial bill has passed out of the House and Senate Conference Committee. Although HB 260, CD1 provides some... Read more

Alabama: Premium Tax Credit Repeal Again Before Legislators

March 17, 2016 NAMIC members doing business in Alabama may recall an attempt in 2015 to repeal the property/casualty insurance premium tax credit for facilities and employees located in the state. A 2016 bill, SB 355 , was introduced March 15 and considered during a p... Read more

Florida: AOB Reform, TNC Coverage Bills Fail to Pass

March 16, 2016 Unfortunately, but as anticipated, as time grew short last week with session adjournment slated for March 11, Assignment of Benefits reform and transportation network company insurance coverage using national compromise language failed to pass the 2016 ... Read more

South Dakota: TNC Legislation Heads to Governor’s Desk

March 10, 2016 The South Dakota Legislature completed work on HB 1091 , the transportation network company bill, on March 9. The governor is expected to sign it. The bill is based on last year’s agreement between the TNCs and insurance stakeholders. It requires the dr... Read more

Alabama: NAMIC in the Mix on ORSA, TNC Insurance, and Public Adjusters

March 7, 2016 NAMIC was again on the ground in Montgomery for Alabama legislative activity Mar. 1-3 on bills dealing with the NAIC model Own Risk Solvency Assessment, appropriate insurance for Transportation Network Companies and their drivers, and licensing and regu... Read more

Mississippi: First Deadline Done; Fewer Bills on List

February 25, 2016 Passing the first deadline of the Mississippi legislative session means a much shorter list of bills to worry about. Any bill that did not move out of its first committee by Feb. 23 is... Read more

Hawaii: Pro-Consumer Protection TNC Legislation Moves Forward in House

February 24, 2016 HB 1828, HD-1 has passed, as amended, out of the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce and is now off to... Read more

New Mexico: Legislature Passes TNC Legislation

February 19, 2016 Hours before the New Mexico Legislature ended its session for the year on Feb. 18, it passed HB 168 , joining the number of other states to adopt standardized language for transportation network company operations. TNC operations are covered by the TNC ... Read more

Alabama: Session Off to Quick Start

February 16, 2016 The Alabama legislative session is beginning to move quickly now, after convening Feb. 2, and NAMIC has been working hard on the ground in Montgomery on several issues of concern to members. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee will hold a public ... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Requesting Amendments to Revised TNC Bill

February 16, 2016 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce in support of HB 1828, HD-1 , which provides clarity as to when a driver is engaged in a transportation network company activity, spells out in a clear mann... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Written Testimony Requesting Amendments to Revised TNC bill

February 15, 2016 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce in support of HB 1828, HD-1 , which provides clarity as to when a driver is engaged in a TNC commercial transportation activity, spells out in a clear manne... Read more

Florida: Senate TNC Bill Moves Without National Compromise Language

February 10, 2016 The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee on Feb. 9 took up SB 1118 , which addresses only insurance requirements regarding transportation network companies. Sen. Jeff Brandes offered an amendment to conform the bill's language to the national compromise a... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Supporting Pro-Consumer-Protection TNC Bill

February 10, 2016 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Transportation, the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health in support of SB 2777 , ... Read more

New Mexico: NAMIC Supports TNC Legislation at Committee Hearing

February 4, 2016 NAMIC provided written testimony Feb. 4 on HB 168 , which follows the NCOIL model bill for transportation network companies legislation. NAMIC is pleased to support the model legislation as it contains adequate provisions that protect the personal auto ... Read more

Florida: TNC Bill Passes House, Heads to Senate

January 28, 2016 Florida HB 509 , legislation to address TNC regulation, was approved by the House on Jan. 27 by a vote of 108-10. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. The House bill is a comprehensive TNC bill containing a regulatory framework, insurance... Read more

Florida: Flood, ORSA, TNC Insurance, Other Bills Moving

January 26, 2016 HB 929 , which now includes only the two provisions related to flood insurance, was approved Jan. 25 by the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee. The House committee substitute removes all the language in the original bill creating a statewide flood... Read more

Hawaii: On the Island of TNC Bills, Four Legislative Proposals Introduced

January 22, 2016 Similar to the last legislative session, there are almost as many flavors of TNC legislation as there are flavors of Hawaiian ice. SB 200 merely authorizes the counties to regulate transportation network companies by establishing rules for their operati... Read more

Florida: Senate TNC Bill No Longer Matches National Compromise

January 20, 2016 State Sen. David Simmons, sponsor of SB 1118 , the insurance-only transportation network company bill, surprised industry representatives and others by filing an amendment one hour before the Jan. 19 late-afternoon Senate Banking and Insurance Committee... Read more

Florida: Quick Start to 2016 Session, Important Bills Already Advancing

January 19, 2016 Due to months of pre-session committee activity, Florida legislators were able to hit the ground running when the 2016 General Assembly convened Jan. 12. Several bills of interest to NAMIC members already are advancing. Policymakers have a lot to do in ... Read more

Florida: 2016 Legislation Already Moving

December 3, 2015 The 2016 Florida General Assembly officially convenes in January, but as usual, committees and subcommittees have been meeting for several months to begin the process of multiple-committee referral and review for bills that have been introduced. On Dec.... Read more

Ohio: Legislative Action Day Scheduled

October 13, 2015 Registration is now open for the Ohio Legislative Action Day scheduled for Nov. 17 at the Columbus Athletic Club located at 136 East Broad St. This event provides an excellent opportunity to network with your insurance industry peers and to reinforce to... Read more

State Legislators of the Year Announced at NAMIC Convention

September 29, 2015 San Diego, Sept. 29 – Missouri Rep. Don Gosen and Indiana Rep. Matt Lehman were named Legislators of the Year for the 2015 legislative session by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Read more

House Committee Holds Hearing on Sharing Economy

September 25, 2015 The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade is will hold a hearing Sept. 29 on the emerging sharing economy titled "The Disrupter Series: How the Sharing Economy Creates Jobs, Benefits Consumers, and Raises Policy Qu... Read more

Massachusetts: Joint Committee on Financial Services Hearing on Ride Sharing

September 18, 2015 NAMIC provided written testimony at a Sept. 15 hearing before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Financial Services regarding insurance requirements for transportation network companies. While there are four pending bills – S. 559, H. 931, H. 3702, an... Read more

North Carolina: TNC Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

August 28, 2015 SB 541 , legislation to regulate transportation network companies, was cleared for passage August 27 by a 105-2 vote in the House. The bill now heads to the governor for his signature. NAMIC worked with its state trade partner, the Insurance Federation ... Read more

North Carolina: TNC Bill Heads to Full House

August 24, 2015 After being scheduled for discussion three days in a row, SB 541 , legislation to regulate transportation network companies, was given a favorable report Aug. 20 by the House Finance Committee. The bill contains insurance-industry-supported national com... Read more

North Carolina: TNC Bill Making Progress; Other Bills of Note

August 18, 2015 Legislation to regulate transportation network companies, SB 541 , has cleared another hurdle in the North Carolina Legislature, receiving a favorable report Aug. 11 from the House Transportation Committee. The bill now moves on to the House Finance Com... Read more

Sharing Economy Working Group to Continue Consideration of Home-Sharing

August 12, 2015 The Sharing Economy (C) Working Group will continue its collection of information related to insurance aspects of home-sharing when it meets Aug. 15 during the NAIC’s summer national meeting. According to the working group’s agenda , it will consider th... Read more

NCOIL Report: Legislators Adopt TNC and “Storm Chaser” Models

July 22, 2015 Forty-six legislators and 245 insurance and business community representatives met in Indianapolis this past weekend for the summer meeting of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators. Highlights of the meeting included: A panel discussion on “p... Read more

North Carolina: TNC Bill Finally Moving

July 2, 2015 The North Carolina Senate Transportation Committee on July 1 took up SB 541 , a bill to regulate transportation network companies. Because of North Carolina’s unique auto insurance regulatory system and that the bill is a catch-all for many aspects of T... Read more

Maine: TNC Bill Based on National Compromise Enacted With Veto Override

July 1, 2015 Legislation to establish insurance requirements for transportation network companies that had been vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage was enacted June 30 thanks to a veto override vote of 138-1 in the House and 34-0 in the Senate. The bill, LD-1379 , “An Act to... Read more

South Carolina: TNC Bill Passes During Special Session

June 19, 2015 South Carolina senators and representatives used a special session June 18 to finalize a transportation network company bill, HB 3525. It had been amended to match compromise language agreed to by NAMIC and the other national trades, several national in... Read more

South Carolina: TNC Legislation Must Wait Until Session Continuation June 16-18

June 5, 2015 Prior to adjourning June 4, the South Carolina Legislature appointed conferees to work out differences between the House and Senate versions of HB 3525 , which addresses insurance coverage issues for transportation network companies and their drivers. T... Read more

Connecticut: TNC Bill Fails for Year Due to Senate Deadline

June 4, 2015 Legislation to enact insurance provisions for transportation network company activities in line with the national model agreed to by major TNCs and insurance organizations including NAMIC has failed to receive action in the state Senate and as a result ... Read more

Nebraska: TNC Legislation Passes Legislature

May 26, 2015 The Nebraska Legislature completed work on LB 629 , the transportation network company bill, on May 21. The governor is expected to sign it. The bill contains the fundamental concepts agreed to by the TNCs and insurance stakeholders. It requires the dri... Read more

Minnesota: TNC Legislation Passes Legislature

May 15, 2015 The Minnesota House took up and passed SF 1679 , a transportation network company bill, on May 14. The governor is expected to sign the bill. The bill largely resembles the language agreed to by the TNCs and insurance stakeholders to include requiring t... Read more

Maine: NAMIC Offers Testimony Supporting TNC Insurance Bill

May 13, 2015 NAMIC provided oral and written testimony at a May 12 hearing in support of LD 1379, “An Act to Establish Transportation Network Company Insurance,” legislation based on the national compromise among insurance organizations and TNCs regarding insurance ... Read more

Washington: Governor Signs TNC Insurance Coverage Requirements Bill

May 13, 2015 Gov. Jay Inslee has signed ESSB 5550 , the transportation network company legislation, into law. The final version of the bill is based on the national compromise model legislation, which promotes public safety and addresses the needs of private passeng... Read more

Florida: Special Session Scheduled to Start June 1

May 7, 2015 NAMIC participated in a legislative debriefing held by the Florida Insurance Council to close the book on the 2015 regular session. According to media reports, legislators will return to Tallahassee June 1-20 for a special session to complete the budget... Read more

Kansas: Legislature Overrides Veto of TNC Bill

May 7, 2015 The Kansas Legislature voted May 5 to override the governor’s veto of SB 117 , the bill that regulates transportation network companies. The legislation differs from the national agreed-upon version as it had been amended to add comprehensive and collis... Read more

Wisconsin: Governor Signs TNC Bill

May 4, 2015 Gov. Scott Walker signed AB 143 , which will be known as Act 16, on May 1. The provisions governing transportation network companies’ driver insurance requirements take effect July 1. The bill keeps with the national agreement between insurance stakehol... Read more

Massachusetts: Governor Introduces TNC Legislation Based on Compromise Model

April 27, 2015 Gov. Charlie Baker has filed legislation to institute a statewide regulatory framework for transportation network companies including insurance requirements. “An Act Establishing Department of Public Utilities Oversight of Transportation Network Compani... Read more

North Dakota: Governor Signs TNC Bill

April 24, 2015 Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed HB 1144 on April 22 resolving insurance coverage issues and sets standards for the operation of transportation network companies in the state. The bill has an emergency clause, which means it will go into effect upon its filin... Read more

Washington: NAMIC Submits Letter of Support for TNC Bill to Governor

April 23, 2015 NAMIC has submitted a letter of support to Gov. Jay Inslee for ESSB 5550 , which is based on the national compromise model legislation and addresses the needs of private passenger auto insurance consumers. In its letter, NAMIC stated that “[t]he propose... Read more

Florida: Three Long Weeks Left in Session

April 13, 2015 The week of April 13 marks the seventh week of the Florida General Assembly’s nine-week session, not counting all those months of pre-session committee meetings. Many committees have met for the last time, including Senate Banking and Insurance, which m... Read more

California: NAMIC Joins Trades in Submitting Letter on Bill to Exclude TNCs From Definition of ‘Commercial Vehicles’

April 13, 2015 NAMIC has joined the other trades in submitting a letter to the Assembly Utilities, Commerce and Transportation Committee on AB 828 for the April 27 public hearing. NAMIC and the other trades originally opposed the proposed legislation out of concern th... Read more

Arizona: Governor Signs TNC Bill

April 13, 2015 Gov. Doug Ducey has enacted HB 2135 pertaining to transportation network companies. Given the timing of the legislation, the Arizona bill does not contain the compromise model language drafted by the insurance industry and the TNC industry being impleme... Read more

Georgia: Last Two Days of Session Results in Slew of Insurance-related Bills Passed

April 13, 2015 The Georgia General Assembly adjourned April 2 after two very long days that included debate and conference on a number of insurance-related bills. The following are now headed to the governor: HB 17 , Statute of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Offense... Read more

Sharing Economy Working Group Adopts TNC Issues White Paper

April 7, 2015 As expected, the Sharing Economy (C) Working Group adopted its white paper on insurance issues associated with transportation network companies when it met during NAIC Spring National Meeting. Prior to adoption the white paper was modified to make refer... Read more

Florida: Session at Halfway Point

March 31, 2015 With four weeks down and four to go, the Florida General Assembly continues to move insurance-related legislation through the serial referral committee review process and on to floor debate. The session reaches the halfway point on April 1, just in time... Read more

Oklahoma: NAMIC Supports TNC Bill in House Insurance Committee

March 31, 2015 NAMIC provided written testimony March 30 in support of SB 436 , which provides meaningful insurance provisions for transportation network companies. While the bill is already well drafted, NAMIC is hopeful it will be amended to incorporate the national... Read more

Compromise Reached Between Insurance Industry, TNCs

March 31, 2015 NAMIC, Uber, Lyft, the other national trades, and several national insurers last week endorsed a new compromise model bill on controversial transportation network company issues. As you know, the industry has been in sharp legislative battles throughout... Read more

Georgia: Furious Activity to Save TNC Insurance Bill; $5/Day Rental Car Fee Still in Transportation Funding Bill; Other Bills Down to the Wire as Adjournment Looms

March 30, 2015 The Georgia General Assembly has only two legislative days remaining and expects to adjourn April 2. Quite a few bills of interest to the property/casualty insurance industry – those the industry opposed and those it supported – are down to the wire for... Read more

Florida: TNC Agreement Incorporated Into Bills

March 27, 2015 The national agreement on transportation network company insurance issues has been incorporated into several bills moving through the Florida legislative process. The House Economic Affairs approved on March 26 an omnibus package, HB 817 , that also inc... Read more

South Carolina: House and Senate Committees Reviewing TNC Bills; Tort Reform Takes Baby Step

March 25, 2015 The House Committee on Labor, Commerce, and Industry on March 16 approved HB 3525 , which contains industry-supported language on transportation network company insurance requirements. Over in the Senate on March 17, a Transportation subcommittee approv... Read more

Florida: TNC Insurance Bill Approved by Senate Banking and Insurance

March 25, 2015 Florida SB 1298 , which addresses the insurance issues of transportation network companies and is based in large part on California's law, was approved March 23 by the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee. A separate bill covers other related issues a... Read more

Sharing Economy Working Group to Consider Adoption of TNC Issues White Paper

March 25, 2015 The Sharing Economy (C) Working Group will consider adoption of a swiftly drafted white paper on insurance issues associated with transportation network companies when it meets on March 28 at the NAIC Spring National Meeting. The working group released ... Read more

Idaho: NAMIC Submits Testimony Supporting Industry-Sponsored Compromise Legislation on TNC Insurance Regulations

March 23, 2015 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Business in support of HB 292 , which is compromise legislation that would effectuate the creation of a statutory “firewall” for private passenger auto insurance consumers to protect them f... Read more

Minnesota: Contact Senate Transportation Committee and Urge 'Yes' Vote on Ride-Sharing Bill

March 19, 2015 The Minnesota Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee will hear SF 1679 by Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL- Minneapolis, at a March 19 meeting. The bill addresses the regulation of transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft, with the most... Read more

Minnesota: NAMIC Supports Bills to Fix TNC Insurance Gap

March 16, 2015 NAMIC sent a testimony letter March 16 to the Senate Commerce Committee in support of SF 1679 , which protects consumers from gaps in coverage that are associated with ride sharing. NAMIC sent an alert March 12 urging members to initiate their grassroot... Read more

Minnesota: Contact Senate Commerce Committee to Urge “Yes” Vote on Ride-Sharing Bill

March 12, 2015 The Minnesota Senate Commerce Committee will hear on March 16 SF 1679 by Sen. Kari Dziedzic, DFL- Minneapolis. The bill addresses the regulation of transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft, with the most important provision being preventi... Read more

Florida: TNC Bills Dropped, Discussed

March 11, 2015 A House Transportation and Ports Subcommittee on March 10 substituted new language for HB 817 that creates uncertainty regarding private passenger versus commercial insurance coverage and preempts county regulation of transportation network companies. B... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC-Supported TNC Bill Passes Out of Senate Committee

March 10, 2015 SB 1280, SD 1 , which is an insurance-industry-sponsored transportation network company bill modeled after the insurance industry “tool kit” for TNC insurance legislation, has passed out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The proposed legislation h... Read more

Florida: Lawmakers Hit Ground Running as Session Officially Convenes

March 5, 2015 The Florida Legislature officially convened March 3, but a heavy interim committee meeting schedule over the past several months means quite a few bills are moving into position for full chamber discussion and debate. The House Insurance Banking Subcomm... Read more

Georgia: TNC Insurance Requirements Bill Passed by House; Committee Approves Problematic UM Bad Faith Changes

March 5, 2015 The Georgia House approved legislation March 3 to require and clarify appropriate insurance coverage for transportation network companies and their drivers. HB 190 includes insurance industry model language approved Feb. 25 by the House Insurance Commit... Read more

Oklahoma: NAMIC Provides Testimony Opposing TNC Industry Legislation

February 25, 2015 NAMIC provided written testimony Feb. 23 in opposition to HB 1614 before the Oklahoma House Business, Labor and Retirement Laws Committee. HB 1614 is a very problematic bill as it omits many of the safeguards for insurers and consumers. The transportati... Read more

South Carolina: Holding Company Act Moves to Full House Consideration; Already Approved by Senate

February 24, 2015 The South Carolina House Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee on Feb. 19 approved SB 342 , the Holding Company Act supported by the Department of Insurance for NAIC accreditation. In November 2014, after the DOI shared its legislative priorities with... Read more

Montana: NAMIC Submits Written Testimony Supporting Insurance-Industry-Sponsored TNC Insurance Legislation

February 24, 2015 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee on SB 381. The proposed legislation is consistent with the industry tool kit statement of transportation network companies’ insurance coverage principles... Read more

Florida: General Assembly Set to Convene March 3

February 23, 2015 The Florida General Assembly will officially convene its 2015 session on March 3, after many weeks of interim committee activity. As usual, numerous bills of interest to the insurance industry are in play, and we expect others to be introduced as the se... Read more

Virginia: Governor Signs Compromise TNC Legislation

February 18, 2015 Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed SB 1025/HB 1662 into law Feb. 17, establishing a framework under which transportation network companies will operate in the commonwealth. Among other regulatory issues that are addressed, the new law also sets out insurance p... Read more

Georgia: Activity on UM Bad Faith, TNCs, Self-Evaluative Privilege, Other Bills Last Week

February 17, 2015 Georgia HB 303 , which would change drastically the statutory bad faith provisions of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated Section 33-7-11, was introduced Feb. 10 and brought up Feb. 12 in a subcommittee of the House Civil Judiciary Committee. The sub... Read more

Oklahoma: NAMIC Provides Written Testimony Supporting TNC ‘Toolkit’ Legislation

February 16, 2015 NAMIC provided written testimony Feb. 16 in support of SB 436 , which represents a number of steps in the right direction pertaining to transportation network companies. NAMIC supports this legislation as it provides much-needed clarity on insurance iss... Read more

New Mexico: NAMIC Opposes TNC Legislation Without Sufficient Insurance Provisions

February 16, 2015 NAMIC provided written testimony Feb. 16 opposing HB 272 , which would create basic regulations for transportation network companies. NAMIC outlined a number of suggestions on how to improve the bill, utilizing the insurance industry toolkit bill as its... Read more

Hawaii: One House TNC Bill Dies and One is Amended to Properly Address TNC “Insurance Coverage Gap”

February 13, 2015 NAMIC opposed HB 1287 , which was drafted by the transportation network companies, has been deferred by the Senate Committee on Transportation after a Feb. 9 public hearing. The other House TNC bill opposed by NAMIC, HB 1463 , has been amended to addres... Read more

Kansas: NAMIC Endorses Pro-Consumer TNC Bill

February 12, 2015 NAMIC sent a testimony letter Feb. 11 to the House Insurance Committee supporting HB 2249 , which will clarify the law on transportation network company insurance requirements and address coverage gaps. The bill states that coverage provided by the TNC ... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Testifies in Opposition to Senate TNC Bills

February 12, 2015 NAMIC has submitted written testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 1280 and Senate Bill 1351 , two of the seven transportation network companies bills introduced so far this legislative session. The bills are scheduled for a joint public hearing on Feb.... Read more

Georgia: TNC Insurance Bill Discussed; No Action Yet

February 11, 2015 A Georgia House Insurance subcommittee on Feb. 10 discussed HB 190 , legislation to address only the insurance coverage issues relating to transportation network companies. A proposed substitute was distributed, but no action was taken. Changes in the p... Read more

Kentucky: Contact House Banking and Insurance Asking for “Yes” Vote on TNC Measure

February 10, 2015 House Bill 207 has been introduced and posted in the House Banking and Insurance Committee. NAMIC supports technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and free-market ideologies. The industry does not want to prevent transportation network companies fro... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Testifies in Opposition to Two TNC Bills

February 10, 2015 NAMIC has submitted written testimony in opposition to HB 1287 , drafted by the transportation network companies, and HB 1463 , supported by the committee chair, to the Senate Committee on Transportation for the Feb. 9 public hearing. In its testimony, ... Read more

Connecticut: NAMIC Submits Testimony on Ride-Sharing Bills

February 6, 2015 NAMIC submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Transportation outlining the association’s views on the insurance aspects of the ride-sharing industry. The committee will be considering several bills on regulating ride sharing and transportation net... Read more

West Virginia Insurance Day a Success

February 5, 2015 NAMIC joined the industry Feb. 4 at the West Virginia Insurance Federation’s “Insurance Day at the Capitol.” Insurance agents and companies walked the halls of the Capitol and met with their legislators to talk about issues of interest to the insurance ... Read more

Mississippi: Industry Coalition Stops Advance of Problematic TNC Bills

February 4, 2015 A coordinated effort led by the Insurance Coalition of Mississippi successfully stopped the advance of problematic legislation promoted by the transportation network company Uber. ICM is NAMIC’s advocacy partner in the Magnolia State. “While we embrace ... Read more

Mississippi Ride-Sharing Bills Fail to Get Out of Committees

February 4, 2015 Statement By Liz Reynolds State Affairs Director, Southeast Region National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies “We are pleased that legislation that would have left drivers and passengers involved with transportation network company activities ex... Read more

Hawaii: Conflicting TNC Bills Introduced, NAMIC Supports Pro-Consumer Protection Bills

January 29, 2015 The Hawaii Legislature will be addressing two conflicting and competing transportation network bills – Senate Bill 200 , which is supported by the TNCs, and companion bills Senate Bill 732 and House Bill 742 , which are insurance-industry-supported bill... Read more

NAIC Seeking Comment on Ride-Sharing White Paper Draft

January 27, 2015 The NAIC’s Sharing Economy Working Group has released for comment a draft white paper on ride-sharing. The white paper, which summarizes the policy aspects and particularly insurance issues related to ride-sharing, could be influential as many states ad... Read more

Washington: NAMIC-Supported Pro-Consumer Protection TNC Bill Introduced

January 26, 2015 NAMIC-supported SB 5550, Relating to providers of commercial transportation services , was introduced to the state Legislature on Jan. 23 and assigned to the Senate Transportation Committee for a public hearing. The bill sponsor, Sen. Cyrus Habib, has b... Read more

South Carolina: TNC Legislation Filed

January 23, 2015 Legislation to establish definitions, regulations, and requirements for transportation network companies, HB 3413 was introduced Jan. 22. The insurance section of the bill reads: “Section 58-23-2010. (A) On or before ninety days after the effective date... Read more

Massachusetts: NAMIC Submits Testimony on Proposed TNC Regulation

December 18, 2014 NAMIC submitted testimony regarding a proposed regulation governing Transportation Network Companies and the services they provide. The regulation was proposed in the closing days of Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration, and it is unclear whether the inc... Read more

New Jersey: TNC Legislation Moves

December 12, 2014 The Assembly Transportation Committee favorably reported legislation that will regulate transportation network companies. The industry, led by our state trade partner, the Insurance Council of New Jersey, successfully convinced legislators that the TNCs... Read more

Massachusetts: Hearing Set on Proposed TNC Regulations

December 12, 2014 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Registry of Motor Vehicles have scheduled a hearing for Dec. 31 to discuss its proposed regulations for Transportation Network Companies and the services they provide. The proposed regulations require T... Read more

Illinois: Legislature Passes TNC Bill; Sponsor Promises Follow-Up to Address Its Shortcomings

December 4, 2014 The Illinois General Assembly passed SB 2774 on Dec. 3. Previous legislation on the issue was vetoed by Gov. Patrick Quinn; after the sponsors decided to not seek an override, work began on a new bill. Unfortunately, the final version does not contain a... Read more

Sharing Economy Working Group to Draft White Paper on Ride Sharing

December 2, 2014 The NAIC’s Sharing Economy (C) Working Group, which held its first meeting during the Fall National Meeting in Washington, D.C., plans to draft a white paper on ride sharing in time for it to be exposed at the Spring National Meeting in March 2015. Work... Read more

NCOIL Report: Legislators Defeat Problematic Lawsuit Lending Proposal

November 24, 2014 Ninety-nine legislators and 346 insurance and business community representatives met in San Francisco this past weekend for the annual meeting of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators. Highlights of the meeting included: Defeat of NAMIC-oppos... Read more

Sharing Economy Working Group to Hold First Meeting

November 12, 2014 The working group created to address ride-sharing and related matters will hold its first meeting on Nov. 16 during the NAIC Fall National Meeting in Washington, D.C. The title of the working group, which was created by the Property and Casualty Insuran... Read more

Alabama: Commissioner Requests Industry Assistance

October 23, 2014 While speaking to members of the Southern Insurance Information Service, Alabama Insurance Information Service, and Georgia Insurance Information Service on Oct. 16, Alabama Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling asked that the industry assist his office in... Read more

South Carolina: Meetings Recap 2014 Session; Preview 2015 Legislative Activity

October 16, 2014 Several insurance-industry-related meetings were held the week of Oct. 6 in South Carolina. The SC Insurance News Service conducted its annual members and legislative meetings, the South Carolina Department of Insurance hosted its legislative and regula... Read more

California: Governor Signs TNC Bill

September 18, 2014 Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2293 , a pro-consumer safety transportation network company bill. NAMIC and the other trades actively supported this proposed legislation as being a balanced and measured consumer protection bill that is consistent wi... Read more

Ride-Sharing is Focus of Industry Liaison Meeting

August 25, 2014 Insurance issues related to commercial ride-sharing services – formally known as “transportation network companies” – were the main topic on the agenda of the NAIC Industry Liaison Committee. Coming on the heels of a two-hour forum on the same topic les... Read more

Virginia: DMV Grants Temporary Operating Authority to TNCs

August 7, 2014 The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles granted application on Aug. 6 for Uber and Lyft to temporarily operate in the state. The temporary granting of authority expires on Feb. 2, 2015. By the order, the transportation network companies must comply wi... Read more

Colorado: Governor Signs TNC Bill

June 6, 2014 Gov. John Hickenlooper signed SB 125 , compromise legislation addressing a number of insurance industry consumer protection concerns regarding transportation network companies. Specifically, the legislation removes a Senate amendment that would have rem... Read more

California: Consumer Protection TNC Bill Passes Out of Assembly

May 28, 2014 AB 2293 passed out of the Assembly on May 27 on a 61-0 vote, and has been sent to the Senate for consideration. NAMIC will continue to work with its members and state advocacy partners to pass this consumer safety legislation. The proposed legislation r... Read more

District of Columbia: NAMIC Testifies on Ride Sharing at City Council

May 13, 2014 NAMIC testified May 12 before the District of Columbia City Council's Transportation Committee regarding B20-753 , which creates a regulatory framework to govern transportation network services and companies, commonly known as "ride sharing." NAMIC's te... Read more

California: Pro-Consumer Protection TNC Bill Passes Out of Assembly Insurance Committee

May 8, 2014 An insurance-industry-supported transportation network companies bill, AB 2293 , passed out of the Assembly Insurance Committee on May 7 on a bipartisan vote. The bill previously passed out of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee and is now eli... Read more

Auto Study Group Adopts Report, Discusses Ride-Sharing Programs

April 9, 2014 The Auto Insurance (C/D) Study Group held its first in-person meeting in Orlando under the direction of its new chair, Massachusetts Commissioner Joseph Murphy. A major item on the group’s agenda was to consider the adoption of a report prepared by NAIC... Read more

California: NAMIC, PADIC Submit Written Comments on Proposed Rideshare Regulation

April 8, 2014 NAMIC, in conjunction with its state advocacy partner, the Pacific Association of Domestic Insurance Companies, has submitted written testimony in support of the California Public Utilities Commission’s proposed modifications to PUC Decision 13-09-045 o... Read more

Auto Study Group Will Examine Ride-Sharing Programs, Price Optimization

March 27, 2014 The Auto Insurance (C/D) Study Group will hold its first in-person meeting in Orlando under the direction of its new chair, Massachusetts Commissioner Joseph Murphy. Murphy previously served as vice chair; Wyoming Commissioner Tom Hirsig replaces Murphy... Read more

Colorado: Contact Members of House Committee to Ask Opposition or Amendment to Ride Sharing Bill

March 24, 2014 The House Transportation and Energy Committee will hold a public hearing April 2 on SB 125. The proposed legislation moved quickly through the Senate and passed over to the House with the following insurance related provisions: Requires personal auto in... Read more