• Pennsylvania Bill Requires Workers to be Educated on Substance Abuse

    May 12, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Pennsylvania Bill Requires Workers to be Educated on Substance Abuse Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed a bill that would require employer safety committees to educate workers on substance abuse. If signed into law  Senate Bill 147  would modify state statutes...

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  • State Bill Would Protect the Mental Health of COVID-19 Workers

    May 10, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    State Bill Would Protect the Mental Health of COVID-19 Workers Connecticut lawmakers are currently considering legislation that would make mental injuries suffered by individuals employed to treat COVID-19 patients or witness sufferers of the disease compensable under workers' compensation. S.B....

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  • Maine Adopts NAIC-Inspired Cybersecurity Model Law

    May 10, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Maine Adopts NAIC-Inspired Cybersecurity Model Law Maine recently became one of the latest states to enact a version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) model data security law in March. The Maine Insurance Data Security Act was signed into law on March 17. The NAIC...

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  • Colorado Bill Addresses Insurer Use of 'Discriminatory' Data

    May 5, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Colorado Bill Addresses Insurer Use of 'Discriminatory' Data Colorado lawmakers are in the midst of considering a bill that would prohibit insurance companies from using consumer information gleaned from outside sources including social media, court, and homeownership records to determine...

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  • Issues to Watch as Data Privacy Laws Sweep the U.S.

    April 22, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Issues to Watch as Data Privacy Laws Sweep the U.S. [gallery ids="116098,116099,116100,116101,116102,116103"] With its Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California  is no longer the only state with a data protection law in its books. In March 2021, Virginia passed its Consumer Data Protection Act...

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  • No-Fault Auto Insurance Repeal Headed to Florida House

    April 20, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    No-Fault Auto Insurance Repeal Headed to Florida House Senate lawmakers in Florida, a no-fault state since 1971, have finally begun to repeal the no-fault system. Those lawmakers have spent decades considering bills seeking to repeal the system, bills that have failed mainly because there was no...

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  • First Southern State Legalizes Marijuana

    April 13, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    First Southern State Legalizes Marijuana Last week, in what was praised as a victory for equality, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill making Virginia the first southern state to legalize marijuana. After amendments, the bill narrowly passed through the Virginia state legislature,...

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  • Florida Senate Passes Insurance Cost Drivers Bill

    April 12, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Florida Senate Passes Insurance Cost Drivers Bill Sen. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton. (Credit: Florida House of Representatives) On April 7, the Florida Senate passed a bill that addresses litigation cost drivers in the property insurance market and helps restore balance to Florida's civil justice...

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  • Nebraska Gov. Appoints New Insurance Department Director

    April 8, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Nebraska Gov. Appoints New Insurance Department Director Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that Eric Dunning, the director of Government Affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, has been named the next director of the Nebraska Department of Insurance (NDOI). Dunning, of...

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  • Q1 Property & Casualty Legislative Round Up 2021

    April 8, 2021 | Legislative/Regulatory Developments

    Q1 Property & Casualty Legislative Round Up 2021 Here are the key insurance-related legislative updates from across the U.S. for first-quarter 2021. (Photo: Shutterstock) Editor's Note:  Here, we publish a round-up of key insurance-related legislation from the past three months. This is not...

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