Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Iowa Insurance Division has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the completion of its annual report to the Governor. The RFP can be accessed via the link below..
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Thinking of Entering into a Ride-Sharing or Car-Sharing Arrangement? Insurance Commissioner offers some points to consider   July 29, 2014, DES MOINES - Recent newspaper and broadcast coverage in Des Moines have featured stories about a relatively new combined use of mobile connectivity and willing drivers of their private autos to create a new transportation option. The company mentioned...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Notice of Opportunity to Comment on Drafting of Navigator Rule   Insurance Consumer Advocate is proposing to make changes to Iowa' Administrative Rules regarding the Licensing of Navigators and is accepting comments from interested parties. The history of this process follows, with  links to the  documents to which reference is made below in bold type.. A previous draft...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Iowa Insurance Division Joins NAIC in Educational Initiative in Support of State-Based Insurance Regulation   DES MOINES, IOWA, July 16, 2014—The Iowa Insurance Division is joining in the ‘Protecting the Future’ educational campaign launched today by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). ‘Protecting the Future’ is an educational...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Insurance Division Seeking Comments on Possible Change in Annual Crop/Hail Filing Deadline The Insurance Division is currently inviting informal comments to assist the Division as we consider a possible change in the crop insurance filing deadline. The current deadline to have crop-hail rate filings into the Division for review is on or before March 15 of each calendar year.  This deadline...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Woman Who’s the Face of Our Fraud Fighter Campaign Honored as Money Hero Martha Jo Ennis of Marion is Iowa’s representative in Money magazine issue   DES MOINES, July 2, 2014. The July issue of Money magazine recognizes “Money Heroes” from each state. Martha Jo Ennis of Marion was nominated by Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart as a Money Hero for Money’s...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Cedar Falls Area Insurance Agent Sentenced for Defrauding Insurance Companies   Melissa Williams receives 41 month sentence for Mail Fraud Des Moines, June 26, 2014 –  Melissa Ilene Williams, 46, of Dike, Iowa, the subject of a cooperative criminal investigation by both federal and state law enforcement officials, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Note: Properly Formatted PDF version listed as PCC Acct Bid 6-20-14.pdf and other referenced documents follow below.   MEMORANDUM TO: Prospective Bidders FROM: Iowa Insurance Division RE: Answers to Service Providers’ Questions Concerning Informal Competitive Solicitation for Accountants to Assist with Analysis of Perpetual Care Cemeteries DATE: June 20, 2014 The Iowa...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Dealing with the Aftermath of Our Early Summer Storms Insurance Commissioner Gerhart Offers Tips Des Moines, June 18, 2014— Over the last several days, many areas in the state have suffered the impact of windstorms, tornados, hailstorms, power outages and flooding.  With the exception of flooding, losses from such events may be covered under homeowners, renters, automobile and...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In accordance with the informal competition procedures of 11 Iowa Administrative Code rule 118.9, the Iowa Insurance Division (the “Division”) is seeking qualified accountants to act as service providers to assist the Division in performing a desktop analysis of Perpetual Care Cemeteries (“PCC”s) registered with the Division. The ideal candidates will have familiarity with...