Member Advisories

Utah: AOB Bill in Senate Blurring Commercial, Personal Lines Delayed Again

February 19, 2020 The Utah House has passed HB 199, a bill that addresses assignment-of-benefit abuses for residential repair contracts. The bill would require disclosures of the cost of repairs and an itemized list of repairs, preserve the ability of the insurer and... Read more

Oklahoma: Senate Committee Advances ALI Disavowal Bill

February 19, 2020 The Oklahoma Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee on Feb. 17 unanimously voted out Senate Bill 1692, the ALI Restatement of Law-Liability Insurance disavowal bill. The favorable report followed a brief committee hearing, a few questions from... Read more

Oregon: DFR Disseminates Draft Bulletins on Step-Down Coverage – FEEDBACK REQUESTED

February 19, 2020 The Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services, Division of Financial Regulation has disseminated a draft bulletin on auto insurance step-down coverage limits. The bulletin sets forth the DFR’s interpretation of the law and provides guidance to... Read more

California: Legislation Introduced Mandating Guaranteed Homeowner’s Insurance for Hardened Homes

February 19, 2020 Democratic Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez and Monique Limón have introduced legislation mandating guaranteed homeowner’s insurance for hardened homes. The proposed legislation has been introduced in conjunction with Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara... Read more

Florida: Omnibus Bills Keep Changing While Moving

February 19, 2020 During the Feb. 17 state Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee meeting, committee members amended SB 1606, the only Senate insurance omnibus bill currently moving, with non-controversial provisions from a second, stalled insurance omnibus bill. Read more

NAMIC PAC Board of Trustees Sets 2020 Agenda

February 18, 2020 Fresh off a record-breaking fundraising year, the NAMIC PAC Board of Trustees visited Washington, D.C., Feb. 11 to set its agenda for 2020, when NAMIC PAC expects to break records for fundraising and disbursements to insurance-friendly candidates at... Read more

Democratic Primary Travels West Following New Hampshire Field Thinning

February 18, 2020 The New Hampshire primary offered a breath of fresh air following the Iowa confusion and confirmed one thing: this Democratic Primary is not close to being over. While the Granite State was the end of the road for... Read more

House Automated Vehicle Hearing Eyes Safety, Accessibility

February 18, 2020 The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing Feb 11 titled “Autonomous Vehicles: Promises and Challenges of Evolving Automated Technologies,” the first House hearing of the 116th Congress to focus on... Read more

New AV Draft Legislation Released

February 18, 2020 A bipartisan and bicameral congressional staff working group released new draft sections of a potential autonomous vehicle bill Feb. 12 and requested feedback from stakeholders. Read more

President’s Budget Addresses Disaster Resilience, Stronger Building Codes

February 18, 2020 The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2021 budget includes a number of policies that would better protect the nation’s homes and communities from a rising number of severe disasters. Among the spending provisions outlined by the administration... Read more


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Senior Director of Communications