National Underwriter Property & Casualty-October-25, 2010

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  • NAIC Adopts MLR Rules; Agents' Commissions Still A Question

    Arthur D. Postal, Mark E. Ruquet

    The NAIC approved regulations for implementing medical loss ratio provisions of the new health care reform law and vowed to continue to work to resolve concerns agents and brokers have regarding the rules impacting their compensation.

  • Career Changers Rock

    Susanne Sclafane

    A lot of folks have been asking me about NU's longtime editor-in-chief, Sam Friedman. Did he really give up journalism? What exactly is he doing at Deloitte Research?

  • Policy Transparency, Coverage Floors Needed For Homeowners

    Daniel Schwarcz

    A recent op-ed by Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute, misconstrues my research and recent testimony I gave at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Consumer Liaison meeting in Seattle in August.

  • New Broker Strives To Bring Back Service

    Mark E. Ruquet

    Saying there is a void in the insurance brokerage system, an industry veteran has opened a brokerage firm he says is aimed at filling what customers crave--service.

  • Info. Theft Now Tops All Fraud: Kroll

    Caroline McDonald

    Theft of information and electronic data at global companies has overtaken physical theft for the first time, but most losses are smaller, spanning months and even years, according to an annual fraud survey.

  • Industry Groups Criticize Treasury's Terror Pay Rules

    Arthur D. Postal

    The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America and the American Insurance Association are voicing concern to the Treasury Department about its plan for making payments to and getting funds from insurers following a terrorism incident.

  • Insurers Have Options If Inflation Spikes

    Phil Gusman

    Although economists generally do not expect sharp increases in inflation, insurers should develop plans to consider how they will respond if inflation surges.

  • Soft Market Far From Over

    Phil Gusman

    A pair of surveys about the commercial lines insurance market in the 2010 third quarter revealed that competition remains fierce and that the soft market is still far from over.

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