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April 16, 2004
 
Best Practices: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hotlines
A new report provides statistics that insurance companies can use to evaluate the effectiveness of hotlines that employees use to report fraud, the misuse of assets and company data and other issues....
 
Need to Go to Next Level With Market Analysis Is Focus at IRES Market Regulation School

Compliance professionals and insurance regulators will focus on market analysis and how to improve their working relationships during this year’s National Insurance School on Market Regulation....

 
ING Reorganization Adds Employee Benefits, Reinsurance to Compliance Responsibilities
ING U.S. Financial Services has split its business operations into two groups – one that that will focus on insurance and risk, and another the will handle retirement and financial planning. The new insurance division chief compliance officer is anticipating greater efficiencies and sharing of knowledge....
 
Using Dedicated SIU Lawyers Is Paying Off For Liberty Mutual
Does it make sense for an insurance company to have in-house counsel devoted exclusively to supporting the anti-fraud efforts of the Special Investigations Unit?
It does at Liberty Mutual....
 
Compromise on Credit Scores Sought As Delaware Lawmakers Take Up Insurance Bills
Insurers still have a strong fight on their hands in Delaware, despite recent action by the state Senate. Lawmakers are considering an alternative to a credit score bill that would ban the use of consumer credit information for underwriting, setting rates or making adverse underwriting decisions....
 
You Might Be Able to Offer Inducements For A Quote, But Rarely for A Sale
When can an agent or an insurance company offer something of value in connection with the sale of insurance? The practice was the subject of a recent Internet bulletin board discussion....
 
Most Medical Malpractice Claims Go Unpaid; Trend to Mandate Health Benefits Slows
Two recent studies are shedding light on medical malpractice claims and mandated health benefits....
 
Dodd’s Four-Part Property Insurance Proposal Includes Commission, Flood Program Overhaul
The availability and affordability of homeowner insurance is leading Congress to take a closer look at insurance. Don’t expect interest to wane anytime soon....
 
Trade Groups Appeal Levee Flood Ruling
The four major property/casualty trade associations have filed a legal brief arguing that a federal judge in Louisiana erred last year. The judge had ruled that flood exclusions in homeowner policies don’t apply if water damage was caused by levee breaches around New Orleans....
 
Rules, Regs & Bulletins April 16, 2007
A summary of recent regulatory developments and legislation....